The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, in West Monroe, La. Horse owner Tess Cooper had contacted her veterinarian, Dr. Jay Wharford, and asked for his assistance in moving the horse from

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