Horses Seized From Ramona Property Are Available for Adoption

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments


Horses are seeking a forever home.

Horses are seeking a forever home.

The San Diego County Department of Animal Services (DAS) impounded seven horses on May 23 when they were found without food and water. DAS had been monitoring the herd since May 20 when several of the horses were found on the highway. The California Highway Patrol and CAL FIRE safely moved the horses off the road and returned them to a nearby property. CAL FIRE also filled the horses’ empty water containers. DAS could not take any action then, but when animal services officers checked on the horses again May 23, they found the herd was again out of water and lacked food so they seized the animals.

The horses are now available for adoption and photographs of them can be found on the Department’s website at Interested adopters may also check out the horses in person at the department’s animal care facilities in Bonita and Carlsbad. Six mares are in Bonita and a stallion is housed in Carlsbad.

The minimum bid for most of the horses is $150. Two of the mares at the Bonita facility are pregnant so their minimum bids are $200. An adoption application and a completed sealed bid form must be submitted to the facility where the horse is housed by 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 5. DAS will screen the applicants and then open qualified bids. Winning applicants should be notified by Wednesday, July 10.

For more information on adoptions or to see photos of available animals, visit the DAS website at

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