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'She was trembling': Blind cow rescued from River Suir

It’s likely she had been in the water since yesterday.

A BLIND COW was rescued from a river in Tipperary today.

Carrick-On-Suir River Rescue got a call from gardaí shortly after 11am to say an animal was trapped in the River Suir in Clonmel.

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The cow had fallen into the water in Sandy Banks, a few miles away.

Michael Hickey told TheJournal.ie the situation was “fairly dangerous” but they managed to get the animal back upstream.

There was a slipway about 50 metres up the river where they pulled her to safety.

cow Source: Michael Hickey

Hickey’s nephew runs the Tipperary Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and brought a horsebox to the scene to bring the animal to a nearby farm. It took a couple of hours to remove her from the water, but the cow is now safe.

He thinks he knows who the owner is but is waiting for this to be confirmed.

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Hickey said it’s likely the cow was in the river since yesterday.

The current just took her away. She had drifted a couple of miles … She was shaking, she was trembling.

A couple of years ago, the rescue team had to save another blind cow from the river. Hickey said today’s rescue was easier as the river wasn’t in flood.

He said the group normally deals with people but added: “Animals need to be rescued too.”

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