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Firefighters rescue horse stuck in a bathtub in Orangevale

Phantom, 30, fell into her bathtub/food trough on Wednesday morning and had to be rescued by the fire department.
Phantom, 30, fell into her bathtub/food trough on Wednesday morning and had to be rescued by the fire department. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters rescued a horse that had gotten stuck in a bathtub on Bunting Court in Orangevale on Wednesday morning.

The horse, called Phantom, was dancing around in her stall just after 9:30 a.m., protecting her food trough when she suddenly fell in, according to fire department spokeswoman Capt. Michelle Eidam. Her food trough is a bathtub.

Phantom, 30, was completely stuck in the bathtub with her feet up in the air. Her owner saw the horse fall and immediately called her husband for help. Her husband told her to call the fire department.

“‘My horse is stuck in a bathtub,’” Eidam said the owner told the fire department’s dispatcher. A rescue crew responded to the scene and between the firefighters and the family, they were able to prop the bathtub on its side and pull Phantom forward onto her feet.

Phantom, a Palomino/Appaloosa mix, appeared uninjured.

Call The Bee’s Ellen Garrison, (916) 321-1006

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