It’s always inspiring to see people come together to save animals in need. That was the case recently, when a community joined forces to save a donkey who was trapped in a sinkhole.
The donkey, named Dora, was helplessly trapped several feet underground after getting stuck in a sinkhole in Granville County, North Carolina on Sunday.
Given the animal’s large size, saving her from the hole would be no easy task — but thankfully several crews pitched in to get the donkey free.
Local animal control, Wake Forest first responders, Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department and a Raleigh urban search and rescue team all responded to the call to save Dora, according to WRAL.
“We always utilize mutual aid for house fires and car accidents, but this was definitely one for the books,” Rose Hockaday of the Brassfield volunteer fire department told the outlet.
According to a Facebook post from Wake Forest Fire Department, the teams joined forces to create a tripod-like lifting system to lift Dora out of the hole. The donkey was reportedly sedated throughout the rescue.
The operation took about three hours, but the team was successfully able to lift the donkey out of the sinkhole. Dora was examined by a veterinarian and reportedly suffered no injuries.
It was an inspiring show of teamwork, and everyone involved with the rescue was happy to help an animal in need.
“Myself and my son and my husband are all animal lovers so it makes you feel good to be able to help other people,” Hockaday told WRAL. “It made us all feel good. It was a win for everybody.”
We’re so glad Dora is safe! Thank you to everyone who came together to rescue her!
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