The tale of the horse stranded on a flooded farmhouse roof

The horse that got stuck on the roof of a farm submerged in water moved everyone: Caramelo has now been saved by firefighters and volunteers

The story of a horse stuck on the roof of a flooded farmhouse during the floods in Brazil has gripped the nation, evoking deep emotion among animal lovers as the creature appeared utterly disoriented and helpless in the face of nature’s fury.

Dubbed “Caramelo,” the horse became a symbol of resilience and strength amid adversity, spending days on a rooftop in Canoas, on the outskirts of Porto Alegre, during the devastating floods that hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Happily, the horse has now been rescued, bringing joy and relief to all who followed his ordeal closely. Firefighters and volunteers worked tirelessly to reach the animal and ensure its safety.

After being fed and sedated, the horse was laid on an inflatable raft, ready to be transported to a safe place. The horse’s weight loss during its time on the roof attests to the hardships and privations it endured. However, despite these challenges, it has survived and will now be cared for as it deserves.

The increasingly tragic toll of the floods

To save the horse, Brazil’s highest authorities were mobilized, including First Lady Rosangela “Janja” da Silva and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who expressed hope that the horse could now finally rest and not be exploited.

This incident has highlighted how, during natural disasters, not only people but also animals are in danger, often being the most vulnerable. A similar situation had already emerged during the floods in Emilia Romagna, where dozens of animals were rescued.

Meanwhile, the toll of the floods in Brazil grows increasingly tragic. The recent torrential rains have claimed at least 100 lives and forced at least 160,000 people to leave their homes. However, the rescue of Caramelo has brought a glimmer of hope amidst this devastation.

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