Firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) showed off their animal rescue skills live on BBC television.
BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Lloyd was with the animal rescue team based at Wellington Fire Station, where the cameras were rolling.
She reported how the demands for the animal rescue team were growing from farmers and horse riders whose animals get into difficulty.
The Shropshire team was formed a few years ago and other fire and rescue services across the UK are now also setting up similar animal rescue teams.
Rob Sheppard from Shropshire FRS told Sian how animals can be highly strung and react after an incident.
“Fire crews knowing how an animal behaves can make their job a lot easier.”
The report which aired on national BBC Breakfast TV told how Shropshire FRS was recently attended a rescue where a horse which had fallen into a ditch. The horse owner spoke of how firefighters did “an amazing job” to rescue the pet horse and that without their skills it could have been a different story.
For more information, go to www.shropshirefire.gov.uk