A horse that got into trouble in a river in Barnsley has been rescued, the RSPCA report.
The animal welfare charity was contacted last week to the piebald mare, who had become stuck in the River Dearne and was unable to escape.
RSPCA inspector John Gibson attended the scene to help a water rescue team from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Speaking about the rescue, John said: “The river is fairly deep and the mare was up to her shoulders in water.
“Despite being rather wet and filthy, she was luckily uninjured and in good condition so we returned her to the field with her six other horsey friends and she immediately went back to grazing happily.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to the fire crew for helping rescue this mare from the water.
“The continued support and assistance the RSPCA receives from our fire and rescue teams is an extremely valuable asset when conducting animal rescues and helps to ensure all difficult rescues are achieved swiftly and with minimal stress caused to the animal.”
Enquiries are currently being made to trace the horse’s owner.