Cow Rescued from Cattle Guard by Firefighters, Oil Field Crew

A cow in Colorado was recused by animal control officers, firefighters and oil field workers after getting stuck in a cattle guard. ( Weld County Sheriff's Office )

A Holstein cow was saved by a team of firefighters and animal control officers in Colorado after getting stuck in a cattle guard.

On July 18, animal control officers with the Weld County Sheriff's Office responded to a call for cow stuck in a cattle guard around 7:30 am. The officers called in for help from the Greeley Fire Department.

The cow had all four legs stuck in a cattle guard made from oil field pipe and was unable to free herself.

Upon arrival the team of firefighters used a harness to remove the cow with the help of a hydraulic jack to spread the pipe grates.

Also assisting in the rescue were a nearby oil field crew from Ensign Energy Services and PDC Energy who used a front end loader to lift the cow.

In a Facebook post on the Sheriff's Office page it says, “The cow did not have any broken legs and will make a full recovery.”

The rescue efforts took approximately two hours. 

More information on the rescue can be found in the following Facebook posts:

 

Thank you to the Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado for assisting our Animal Control Officers in rescuing a cow...

Posted by Weld County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 
Cow Rescue 07/18/18

Cow Rescue - video #1 Weld County Sheriff's Office and Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado The cow has a leg caught in the cattle guard.

Posted by Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 
Cow rescue video #2 07/18/18

Cow rescue video #2 07/18/18 Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado and Weld County Sheriff's Office

Posted by Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 

Greeley Fire crews are on scene of a large animal rescue. Battalion 1, Ladder 1, Ladder 5, Engine 1, Trn Lt, and Weld County Sheriff are working on this incident.

Posted by Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 

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