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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Police Looking To Round Up Help On Stray Horses In Milton

Courtesy Appen Newspapers

January 19, 2009 Milton's rural landscape and multitude of horse farms can present a unique problem for police – escaped horses. It is not unusual for a Milton officer to respond to a call about a horse running loose.The first problem is catching a sometimes stubborn animal while trying not to run it into traffic. If the officer is lucky, the horse might allow itself to be caught, but then the second and more difficult problem materializes – what to do with it? Often horse owners are unknown, at work or cannot otherwise be found quickly.To try to address this problem, the Milton Public Safety Department is soliciting interested citizens to volunteer for an emergency "on-call list" to assist the department with horses in these situations. If you have a horse trailer, extra stall, or even just an available corner of fenced pasture, it could be of real assistance to the department. Such an emergency placement would last only as long as it took the city to find the horse's owner. If you would like to help, please call 678-242-2570. You will be asked to provide your name and contact phone number to be placed on the list

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are kidding, right?

Anonymous said...

Usually if you have a loose horse you look for the closest pasture, find a person to make sure it is okay, and put the horse in until the owner is found. Most people will say yes unless there is another animal in there.

Anonymous said...

Horse tags, you know, like dog tags.

All horses must be registered with City. Pay a fee, say $50 per leg, get a tag, with a number. Employ a Horse Marshall, along with a Fence Compliance Officer, to handle all such cases.

If the above is not feasible, resurrect Sheriff's Posse, give them arrest power, and let them handle it. Has anyone contacted JJ for her input?

Anonymous said...

Thought I saw a couple at the city the other night?

Anonymous said...

It's my understanding we have a full time "park superintendant" on staff with the City of Milton to do what? manage our 1 park?! ...and how much are we paying him? Perhaps he could (in his spare time) round up lose horses.

Anonymous said...

LOOSE

Anonymous said...

I guess that is what you get for touting the community (see the city logo) as an equine haven. This is quite simply an issue that goes with horse ownership, just like poop and noise. Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah its LOOSE idiot. Find a dictionary before you try to be an English whiz! Maybe try math.

Anonymous said...

What's up with name calling? If you can't handle others' comments either stay off this blog or try an anger management course.

Anonymous said...

Some people get that superior ego adrenaline flowing when they can belittle others.

Anonymous said...

A horse walks into a bar.
Bartender says, "Hey, what's with the long face?"

Anonymous said...

What is so wrong with this? They are just asking for a little help when they get called about a loose horse. Aren't we supposed to be an equestrian community? Or even just a community? Be nice.

Anonymous said...

C'mon!! The article states: "It is not unusual for a Milton officer to respond to a call about a horse running loose." How often has this really happened. Once? Twice? It's not unusual, huh? Makes it sound like it happens every week. Why is it even being discussed?

Anonymous said...

It's a slow week.

Anonymous said...

The horse and pony show at it's best.

Anonymous said...

You'd actually be surprised the number of loose horse calls Milton police get. It's certainly not a normal occurance, but it has happened more than once.
PS -- And you know those police, always looking for a way to waste their time looking for something inncouous to play up (please note sarcasm).

Anonymous said...

the horse in a bar joke - gave me a chuckle