Baby horse recovering after rescue from deep ravine

Feb 16, 2016 11:37 AM by News Staff

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A baby horse with a broken pelvis is recovering after being rescued from the bottom of a steep ravine.

The San Jose Mercury News reports firefighters rappelled down the ravine to save the 80-pound horse on Sunday.

The horse is about 6 days old and had been trapped for two days.

The horse was stranded in a pool of water when animal control officers and firefighters fished out the colt.

Officials named the colt Valentine because the rescue occurred on Valentine's Day.

Valentine will be transported to University California at Davis for surgery.

Valentine's emergency surgery will cost about $10,000 and the Tri-City Animal Shelter is taking donations to cover the cost.

Police are investigating how the colt got down the ravine.

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