981b/1237598812-horse_rescue.jpgKing County has just alerted The Stranger to the story of a 26-year-old horse named Bailey that resides in Covington, Washington. Bailey fell into a 12-foot well this morning. A neighbor of the horse’s owner called King County Animal Care and Control at 10:44 a.m., and first responders—like a scene out of All Creatures Great and Small—rushed to the well within 30 minutes. Also responding to aid in the ungulate's crisis: the Washington State Animal Response Team, which specializes in livestock emergencies.

Reports King County, "After sedating the horse for its own safety, those on scene secured a harness around the animal and a tow truck pulled the horse to safety." Bailey, under the influence of actual horse tranquilizers, is reportedly feeling great.