Owner sought after mini horse found with large cut to face in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside County animal control officers are looking for the owner of a miniature horse found with a large cut to its face Thursday.

In the early morning hours, an animal control officer responded to a call in the 10400 block of Arlington Avenue in Riverside about the injured horse. It was loaded into a trailer around 1 a.m.

The horse appeared to be suffering from a three-inch-long cut about its left eye and had some dried blood on its face, along with smaller cuts.

It appeared the horse was either hit by a car or injured itself after hitting its head against something when it became loose on its owner's property. The mini horse was treated by a veterinarian and staff.

According to the vet, the horse appeared to be in great health and is well-cared for by its owner. It was placed at the Western Riverside County Animal Center in Jurupa Valley to recover and relax until its owner is found.

As of Friday, the owners had not come forward, according to shelter staff.
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