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Stranded donkey rescued from kitchen floor by fire service

Fire crews never say neigh to a job - and it was no different when they received a call of a rather unusual kind.

They sprung into action when a worried pet owner rang to say her donkey - Troy - had fallen over in the kitchen, and was unable to get up.

The loving mule had followed the woman into her home in Tintinhull near Yeovil - but quickly came got into trouble.

Troy the donkey who was rescued Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue

After ringing her vet, she was advised to call the fire service, who liaised with an animal rescue tactical advisor.

After the potential risk to the owner, and Troy, if he got too distressed were raised, the team agreed to attend.

File picture of a donkey Credit: ITV West Country

On arrival crews confirmed the donkey, known as Troy, had fallen on his side in the kitchen and was trapped causing him distress.

Crews asked for the vet to be contacted and attend the scene.

– Dorset and Somerset Fire & Rescue

Crews from Yeovil, a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater and an officer used salvage sheets and a small length of hose to slide 38-year-old Troy, from the kitchen.

Once he was checked by the vet, he was able to return to his companion in the garden.

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