Owner of rescued baby horse comes forward

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The owner of a colt that was found in a Fremont ravine has come forward.

According to Fremont police Valentine is making good progress at UC Davis.

Valentine now belongs to the City of Fremont.

According to police, Valentine's owner came forward and after discussing the horse's medical needs, they agreed it was in Valentine's best interest to be surrendered to the City of Fremont.

Police say the "The owner was very saddened by the circumstances of what happened and also very concerned for Valentine's future."

"The fact that our community helped raised such a generous amount of money to assist with Valentine is what really made this decision possible," said Fremont police in a Facebook post.

Valentine will continue to recover at UC Davis.

The city's animal services staff is working to find the best home for Valentine to eventually be placed in.

A hiker along Morrison Canyon Road spotted Valentine at the bottom of a 150 foot ravine on Saturday but didn't report it until Sunday afternoon. Valentine was three days old.

Donations to help offset Valentine's recovery can be made to Fremont Animal Services at (510) 790-6640.