PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Firefighters used a harness and a tow truck to pull a donkey from an old well Friday after it fell 15 feet. The rescue happened about an hour and a half after the fire department responded to a 10 a.m. call to the home of Francis and Karee Abbott, Fire Chief Ron Nicolaus said.
The 400-pound animal wandered onto wood planks that covered the well Friday morning. They broke, dropping the donkey down the hole.
A veterinarian examined the donkey after it was pulled up in the sling.
"From what the vet could tell, there were no broken bones or anything," Nicolaus said. "They gave him a sedative and that takes a couple hours to wear off, so they really don't know about everything else."