Rescue of a calf Mastiles Lane

11th Sep 2023

Attendees: 10

Duration : 5hrs 45min

Total Attendance Time : 57hr 30 mins

We were called late afternoon with a request to assist in rescuing a calf that had fallen down an open pot near Mastiles Lane. Given the position of the animal we requested support from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Animal Rescue Unit and asked the farmer to organise a vet and telehandler or tractor with forks. The team assisted the vet in getting down to the calf so he could sedate it. Once sedated slings were put round the calfs rear legs and attached to the fork lift enabling it to be somewhat unceremoniously hauled from the pot. The calf was none the worse for its potholing experience and is now roaming the pastures once more.