Donkeys saved from floods

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Two donkeys have been saved from a field in the village of Cattal in York after flooding had left them stranded in deep water.

The RSPCA water rescue team was called out to get the donkeys yesterday (September 25th) afternoon as they became stuck as a result of the torrential rain hitting the area.

Luckily, the pair were both very cold but unhurt.

Last month a 27-year-old Shire horse had to be saved from what firefighters described as "certain death" having got itself stuck in a pond in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said his team had to wade quite a way in order to get to the donkeys and it became a really tricky job because of the undulating nature of the field.

"At one point we were up to our necks and the donkeys were literally swimming. I've done swimming with dolphins but it's the first time, and hopefully the last, I’ll swim with donkeys," he continued.

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