New animal rescue vehicle for Hampshire

Hampshire Fire and Rescue have a new animal rescue vehicle,seeing as the first one has been such a success.

The new appliance will be based at Basingstoke Fire station and will be used to deal with large animal rescue operations in the north of the county.

The first animal rescue truck is based in the New Forest at Lyndhurst Fire station.

Jim Green, Hampshire's Animal Rescue Manager said, "We deal with around one large trapped animal each week, along with other regular incidents where the involvement of animal places the public and rescuers at risk."

The vehicle contains specialist equipment to deal with incidents such as horses trapped in cattle grids, cows in slurry to livestock transporters involved in traffic collisions.

The new animal rescue vehicles Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue