County offers 7 Ramona horses found without food or water for adoption

Tuesday, June 25—Seven horses found without food or water in Ramona last month are being put up for adoption, the county of San Diego Department of Animal Services announced today.

Animal Services employees began monitoring the horses May 20 when they were found on Highway 78, and seized them three days later.

Dan DeSousa of county Animal Services told City News Service the owner had 30 horses on her property and moved two-thirds of them before the seizure, and they are still being monitored.

Of the 10 that were seized, two were returned to the owner, one was euthanized because it was considered too aggressive to adopt out and seven will be adopted, according to DeSousa.

An investigation was continuing, but no decisions have been made on whether to file charges against the woman, he said.

Photographs of the horses can be found on the department’s website at sddac.com/adoptions.asp.

Prospective adopters can also check out the horses in person. Six mares are at an animal shelter 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 shelter are pregnant, so their minimum bids are $200.

An adoption application and a completed sealed bid form, available on the website, must be submitted to the facility where the horse is housed by 5:30 p.m. July 5. Animal services will screen the applicants and open qualified bids.

Winning applicants should be notified by July 10.

The county’s animal care facilities are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are at 5480 Gaines St. in San Diego, 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad and 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Jun 25 2013. Filed under Backcountry, Country Living, Featured Story, News, Ramona. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “County offers 7 Ramona horses found without food or water for adoption”

  1. Enuf!

    "An investigation was continuing, but no decisions have been made on whether to file charges against the woman, he said."

    This evil woman has been knowingly abusing horses and dogs for years! How the heck can charges not be filed? Something must be done to prevent this vile person from ever having anything to do with animals ever again!

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