Texas A&M Vet school gives update on rescued horses

Published: Aug. 28, 2017 at 8:03 AM CDT
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As rain continue to pour down, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine is responding and lending a hand both here at home and in some of the harder hit areas in the southeastern part of the state.

On Sunday afternoon, two horses were rescued from high flood waters near University Dr. and Highway 6 in College Station. Dr. Leslie Easterwood says they are doing just fine.

"The College Station Fire Department did a great job of taking care of themselves and getting the horses out safely. Both horses have been checked out by our doctors, both have minor abrasions from being in the debris, but they're going to do fine," said Dr. Easterwood.

However, the owners are still unknown. If you believe the two manes are your horses, contact the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, they will have the information you need to pick them up.

Easterwood suggests anyone in the area who has livestock, horses and other animals to check on them regularly during these storms. If you notice flooding on your land, there are several places across the Brazos Valley that you can shelter your animals safely, including at the vet school. For more information contact them at : (979) 845-3541.

Two separate emergency groups from the veterinary school have also made their way down to the southeastern part of th estate, assist with animals that may have been trapped or hurt during the storm. Dr. Easterwood said the advanced team that was deployed Friday has been responding in the San Patricio and Aransas county areas.

The crew that left Sunday morning have been dispatched to Fort Bend County and will be assisting in efforts there.

Those crews have a dual purpose. Easterwood says they will be helping and aiding Texas Task Force 1 and their search dogs and will also be taking in any refugee animals that come in with or without owners.