[UPDATE 4:07 p.m.] Horse Injured on Loop Road Near Fortuna
At approximately 2:10 p.m., a horse was struck on Loop Road near Fortuna. The horse is still standing, according to scanner traffic, but it appears to be injured.
Several people are with the horse. Please be careful if driving in the area.
UPDATE 4:07 p.m.: A reader contacted us and said,
My daughter was involved in rescuing this runaway Horse. Apparently while the owners were putting the mare in the pasture, a nearby stallion aggressively approached them and spooked the mare. She bolted through the pasture, through the fence,into the woods, taking with her several fence posts and strings of barbed wire. My daughter was able capture the poor animal and return her to her owners. The horse is severely injured with multiple large lacerations to her front legs and chest and has lost a lot of blood. Passerby were able to call 911 and Police and veterinarian were on there way. Hope this helps. IMHO, animals and barbed wire are not good combinations.