VIDEO: Cow rescued from frozen pond in Concord

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Firefighters rescued a cow that got stuck in a frozen pond Monday afternoon.

The rescue started after 4 p.m. on a pond off Blackwelder Road in Concord. From WBTV's Sky3, two rescuers could be seen in a boat working to free the cow from the icy water.

PETA says the cow is named Julie.

The rescuers used a sledgehammer, chainsaw and inflatable rescue boat to maneuver through the ice and guide Julie to safety with ropes. Only Julies head could be seen above the water.

The farmer says he noticed all the cows in his pasture staring at the frozen-over pond, where Julie had fallen through the ice, PETA says.

The rescuers tied straps to the cow and workers attempted to pull it to shore.

Just before 5 p.m., the cow was completely free from the ice and back on shore. After several attempts to stop it from venturing back onto the ice, Julie was guided back to its pasture.

PETA says they are sending an award to the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, who helped rescue Julie.

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