Carriage horse rescues in the old city

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 2005:

A week after the New Orleans levies broke, the Lamar-Dixon
Expo Center and 4-H Center in Gonzales, 45 miles north, held more
then 220 horses and mules, many of them evacuated from carriage
Equine and Bovine Magazine managing editor Rebecca Gimenez
reported rescuing 63 horses from three feet of water that filled two
barns in Kenner, near the New Orleans airport, but the most
dramatic equine rescue was of 22 horses and mules kept by Mid-City
Carriages. Stranded for a week after the city flooded, the animals
were attended by stable hands Darnell Stewart, Fabien Redmund, and
Lucien Mitchell Jr., who volunteered to stay with them. The three
men led the horses and mules to high ground at Leimann Park, slept
in shifts to fend off would-be horse thieves, and at last assisted
in evacuating them all on September 7.
One horse died earlier at the Mid-City Carriages stable, and
two others died later while receiving emergency care at Louisiana
State University.

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