Ceres police pick up wayward horse

Bee Staff ReportsFebruary 14, 2014 

found horse

Authorities are looking for the owner of this stray horse found Thursday night in Ceres.

STANISLAUS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

— Police dimmed their headlights and parked their patrol cars to keep their quarry from running. But it wasn’t a dangerous criminal they were after – it was a wandering horse. And now authorities are looking for its owner.

According to a news release, police responded to a call of a loose horse in the area of Central Avenue and Don Pedro Road at 9:15 p.m. Thursday. One officer found the horse in a yard in the 2100 block of Don Pedro. When a second officer arrived, both turned off their headlights so they didn’t startle the horse, then parked their patrol cars to keep it confined to the yard.

Police kept the horse calm and it nibbled on grass until Stanislaus County Animal Services staff arrived with a horse trailer an hour later. The horse was “booked” at Animal Services, where it waits to be reunited with its owner.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the animal or who discovered a horse missing Friday morning to contact Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency at (209) 558-7387.

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