Friday, February 06, 2009

Stray Horses Need Your Help

Milton's rural landscape and multitude of horse farms can present a unique problem for City 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 equine 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 horses 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.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, we found 6 stray horses last week. Happens all the time around here.

Anonymous said...

Actually it happens a lot more often than you think.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't that horse look a little hefty? Lay off the oats, buddy!