Const. Jo Fraser and Julie McMillan.

Const. Jo Fraser and Julie McMillan.

Ridge Mounties rescue four horses

Four escaped through broken fence at horse rescue santuary

  • Dec. 6, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Mounties corralled four horses on Sunday in Maple Ridge after they escaped from their paddock through a broken fence.

Ridge Meadows RCMP were called about the horses around 7:15 a.m. after a resident spotted them on 224th Street near 132nd Avenue.

Mounties contacted the SPCA, but were told no animal protection officers were available to help.

That’s when Const. Jo Fraser stepped in.

Fraser, who owns a horse, managed to coax the horses off the busy road and back into the field they escaped from.

The horses were being cared for by Julie McMillan of J and M Acres Horse Rescue, an organization that saves horses from slaughter.

“I’ve been around horses for a good portion of my life, so I felt very comfortable herding them back to where they belong,” said Fraser.

“I’m very happy that I could be of this type of assistance, as the owners were not aware these horses had escaped.”