Wild burro shot in the head with an arrow is finally captured and treated

A wild burro that was shot in the head with an arrow is recovering at a Southern California animal hospital.

The burro, with an arrow lodged beneath its right ear, was spotted more than a week ago in a rural area of Riverside County.

Two attempts to tranquilize it and one effort to chase it on horseback failed to capture the animal.


But KABC-TV Channel 7 says Riverside County animal control officers finally caught it on Monday and took it for treatment at an animal hospital in Norco. The arrow had already fallen out and the injury doesn’t appear to be life-threatening.

The person who shot the burro could face animal cruelty charges. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.