Horse getting a new 'lead' on life | News
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but a local sheriff's office is helping an older horse find greener pastures.
An 18-year-old Arabian gelding, Beamer, is putting his best hoof forward because he needs a new home. Beamer's story is becoming all too common these days.
As wallets thin, families sometimes have to give up things they care about, that can mean pets and/or livestock.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Beamer came from a loving home that just couldn't afford to keep him so he was turned over to Clay County Animal Control. But the animal shelter can't keep Beamer forever either, so he is going up for auction.
"It is a good way to get a good healthy animal at a decent price," says Deputy Gary Cannon with the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
If you come to the auction for Beamer there are a few things you have to bring with you.
"You have to have a picture ID and cash on hand. They have to pay for the horse at the day of sell," tells Deputy Cannon.
You also have to have a horse trailer to transport Beamer.
It is costing Clay County Animal Control about $30 a day to keep Beamer and they are hoping the auction will help recoup some of those costs.
The livestock auction for Beamer will be Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Clay County Animal Control.