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The rescue of Belle & Sundance, Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan

Label
The rescue of Belle & Sundance
Title
The rescue of Belle & Sundance
Statement of responsibility
Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan
Title variation
Rescue of Belle and Sundance
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In December 2008, two abandoned pack horses, a young mare named Belle and an older gelding called Sundance, are spotted by snowmobilers in the remote mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Starving and exhausted, they've trampled the snow into a deep white closet, with walls towering over them. Others manage to reach the horses, bringing hay but also a gun, in case the horses are too far gone. A slight sign of life in the horses' eyes gets them the hay. The 8-day story of their near impossible rescue, involving a trench dug by dozens of volunteers six feet deep and a kilometre long, and then a 30-kilometre descent for the frostbitten humans and wretchedly weak and emaciated horses in minus 40 degrees temperatures, and a Christmas Eve transfer to a foster farm, is sure to be read in one breathless sitting. The austerely beautiful setting and the riveting details (the horses' bond to one another led to their abandonment, they ate one another's tails for protein, and their first meal could be only 'flakes' of hay, and Gatorade) add to this tale of animal resilience and trust, and human stamina and compassion
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stutz, Birgit
Dewey number
636.108320971182
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scanlan, Lawrence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horses
  • Animal rescue
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The rescue of Belle & Sundance, Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
220 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742755137
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13941351
  • 13941351
Label
The rescue of Belle & Sundance, Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
220 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742755137
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13941351
  • 13941351

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