- Associated Press - Thursday, August 2, 2018

COLTON, Calif. (AP) - A burro that was shot in the head with an arrow in Southern California has been released back into the wild after treatment.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says animal rescuers and Riverside County Animal Services workers took the 5-year-old burro to an area near Colton on Thursday. The burro sprinted for the hills, although at one point it stopped and looked back.

The burro, with an arrow lodged beneath its right ear, was spotted more than two weeks ago in a rural area of the county east of Los Angeles.

It was captured after several attempts and taken to an animal hospital for treatment.

The person who shot the burro could face animal cruelty charges. A reward of $4,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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