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Richmond Police Find Stray Pony Wandering Around Neighborhood

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This stray horse was found near Seventh Street and Nevin Avenue in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood on May 22, 2013. (Petharbor.com)

This stray horse was found near Seventh Street and Nevin Avenue in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood on May 22, 2013. (Petharbor.com)

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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.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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