Baby Horse Was Trapped In Ditch For Days Before Help Came Along
No one knows how he ended up in a ravine, all alone, separated from his mother. Luckily, help came for him just when he needed it most.
On Sunday in Fremont, California, local firemen and animal service officers joined forces to rescue a 6-day-old colt who had been trapped in a ravine for two days.
"The colt was a little worked up, but it was just so weak that it kind of just played with us," said Osh Ahmad, a Fremont firefighter told an NBC news affiliate.
A Facebook post from the Fremont Police Department reports the horse, appropriately named Valentine, is now being bottle-fed and cared for by staff at Owl's Cross Ranch in Pleasanton. An investigation into how Valentine ended up in the ravine in the first place is also underway.
A recent update posted about Valentine's condition reports that the infant horse has a broken pelvis that is close to an artery. He is expected to be seen by veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, on Tuesday to figure out next steps.
A GoFundMe account has since been set up by a Good Samaritan to help with Valentine's surgery costs, which are expected to be in the range of about $10,000. If you're interested in donating to his surgery and recovery, click here.