Fundraising effort underway to pay surgery cost for injured 6-day old colt

Abandoned horse rescued after fall into Morrison Canyon

A Bay Area-wide fundraising effort is underway to pay the cost of surgery urgently need for a newborn and apparently abandoned baby horse found Sunday with a broken pelvis.

The Fremont Police Department and a Burlingame resident have set up a crowd-funding effort to cover the cost of that care.

Valentine, a 6-day old colt rescued from Morrison Canyon by firefighters and animal service personnel has been diagnosed with a broken pelvis and is being seen by veterinarians from the University of California at Davis.

Lisa Dellapietra, of Burlingame, has set up a fundraising effort to cover the cost of Valentine's care at

"I just took the initiative because time is of the essence for this little guy," Dellapietra said.

The funds raised will go to the Tri-City Animal Shelter to cover Valentine's surgery, according to Dellapietra.

As of 10:15 p.m. the fundraiser had raised more than $630 of the stated $10,000 goal.

The shelter is also accepting donations to cover the cost of Valentine's care directly, according to police.

— Bay City News Service

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