RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Animal Services personnel are looking for the owner of a pony found wandering in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Police officers found the small horse munching on shrubbery in the front yard of a home near Seventh Street and Nevin Avenue around 3 a.m., police Detective Nicole Abetkov said.

Animal Services Deputy Director Rick Golphin said an on-call officer went to retrieve the horse and brought it to the agency’s stables in Martinez.

He said Animal Services has previously picked up a couple of stray horses that wandered away from ranches near Giant Highway.

The agency is attempting to locate the pony’s owner and is considering it a stray rather than an abandoned animal, he said.

Golphin described the horse as a “healthy looking” female white-and-brown pony estimated to be between 5 to 8 years old.

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