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SHEEP TRAPPED IN FENCE PROMPTS FIRE SERVICE CALL OUT


Concerned members of the public alerted to the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to a sheep stuck in a fence on The Downs earlier this morning (Monday).

At around 08:45, passing motorists reported that the animal had become stuck in a fence at the edge of a field close to the Brading turn off near Ashey.

1 appliance from Newport, the animal rescue unit from Newport, the Land Rover 4×4 from Ryde and an officer were all mobilised to the scene.

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Upon arrival, fire crews discovered that the animal had already been freed by a member of the public.

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peter avery
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peter avery

was he welsh ,had wellies and a tennis racket with no strings in

LelandA
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LelandA

Peter Avery Who was welsh

Richard
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Richard

It’s usually a very easy and quick job to do if you are experienced. If inexperienced it panics the sheep and can easily make the situation worse and causes a high level of stress to the sheep. Cheers Richard

Az-Zahara Aziz
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Az-Zahara Aziz

Would be so nice if the island could ring the RSPCA directly rather than go through the long winded process of phoning the mainland.

I understand the island officer doesn’t want hoax or crank calls but surely with today’s hi tech systems it could be sorted

Several times I have had to phone the Rspca and I am certain lesser people would have hung up.

It concerns me how many less caring people have done and will do so.

LelandA
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LelandA

I would have phoned RSPCA Animal and rescue service

LelandA
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LelandA

Hopefully the sheep is alive had treatment and ok

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