Owner of stable fostering more than a dozen animals rescued from flooding near Mulvane
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A family of five, along with nearly two dozen farm animals, were rescued from flooding at a Mulvane home early Wednesday.
At around 1:15 a.m., Mulvane fire crews evacuated the family surrounded by rapidly rising flood water in the 1400 block of 119th St. Assisted by the Derby Fire Department, the crews got two adults and three children out of the home. Also rescued were six chickens, 14 goats and a horse.
In the aftermath of Tuesday night’s flooding. Lacy Collins is now fostering a horse, 14 goats and sheep that were rescued form the storm. Fire crews from Mulvane and Derby chased the animals through flood waters, eventually saving them.
“There was one (baby goat) that had taken on some water and the fire/rescue was able to get him warmed up and get his temperature where it needed to be to rescue him,” Collins said.
As the rescued goat cuddled by his mom, Collins voiced relief that “they’re going to make it.”
While there is some flooding at the Lucky 7 Saddle Club where Collins is housing the animals, but she’s thankful she could provide some dryness for the animals.
“To me, this is just a part of life,” she said. “We’re big into 4H and FFA, taking care of livestock, takin care of the community, each other, just lending a helping and when people need it,” she said. “Whether you know them or not, it’s just a part of life and how we choose to live.”
The water levels are still high at 119th Street East near South Webb Road where the animals live. Collins said she’ll take care of them until it’s safe for them to return. She said she’s grateful to help a fellow Kansan during a time of need.
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