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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 https://www.gofundme.com/qtxyxgja/

"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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