On Tuesday the 10th of May 2016, The Society for Animals in Distress (SAID) attended to an emergency rescue callout in Tembisa. An 18-month-old filly, Silver, who was born on the SAID premises, had fallen into an open unused electrical cable manhole. Goodman, the filly’s owner, is part of The Society for Animals in Distress’s highly acclaimed ‘Coal Yard Project’.
The rescue of this horse bears testimony to the dedicated focus of education provided by The Society. Goodman owns six horses and as a result of two unfortunate incidences he has chosen to handover all of his horses to our Diamonds from Dust initiative. All the horses will find their way to loving and far safer homes. Our education principle with 14 separate coal yards within Tembisa has seen the number of horses decrease from 360 in 2004 to being significantly lower in 2016, with owners choosing a better life for their trusty charges.
Marizda Kruger, Equine Manager for SAID, attended to the horse in the pit while directing the best way forward for the rescue teams, her skill and bravery is to be commended – said Heather Muller, Executive General Manager
Marizda Kruger and the SAID team would like to thank the following people for their immense and dedicated rescue effort: Ekurhuleni Urban Search and Rescue, City of Tswane Search and Rescue, City of Johannesburg Search and Rescue, the SAP K9 Search and Rescue with the Kempton Park SPCA in attendance.