Emergency workers freed a horse that was found entangled in razor wire in the Mead Valley area just southeast of the city of Riverside, according to a spokesman from the county Animal Services Department.
The stray horse was found, down on its side, at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday in a dirt patch lot near Nandina Avenue and Clark Street, west of Interstate 215 and near a property owned by the Riverside National Cemetery, said John Welsh of Animal Services.
The male horse, about 12 years old, sustained multiple lacerations over its body and head, Welsh said.
Officers from CalFire and the California Highway Patrol assisted those from animal control in freeing the animal with bolt cutters. After being freed, the horse was able to stand on its own, and firefighters bandaged a severe laceration on the front right leg, Welsh said.
Animal Control officers transported the horse, an Arabian mix named Palomo, back to the owner’s property. The owner was issued a citation for loose livestock and given an official notice to have the animal examined and treated by an equine veterinarian, according to Welsh.