Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Borough to auction horses

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Thursday, December 06, 2007

PALMER— Two horses will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on Sept. 20, by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care & Regulation Office.

One of the horses was surrendered to the Borough by the owner due to an animal cruelty investigation. Named Pretty, the female horse is about 25-years-old and brownish black. The other seven-year-old horse is being surrendered due to its spirited nature. Nacho is a brown and gold gelding.

Pretty has been in Borough custody since May 1. Nacho will be in Borough custody soon.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care & Regulation Office will be auctioning off these horses, animal ID #A021101 "Pretty" and animal ID #A022588 "Nacho," on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. The auction will be held in the parking lot in front of the Animal Shelter located at 1200 North 49th State Street.

The public may view the animals during normal Shelter business hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning on Sept. 15.

Cash, check or credit card is acceptable for payment. Animal Care will do a physical inspection of the new homes. New owners of the horses will need to remove them from the shelter on or before the close of business on Sept. 22, otherwise boarding fees will be applied at $30 per day. These animals are to be sold, as is, with no warranties.

The Shelter has no history of medication or other treatments provided other than that offered in our care. The animals have been tested for Equine infectious Anemia with negative results.

For more information call Animal Care Chief Dave Allison at (907) 746-5500.

Photos of the horses are online with this press release at

Animal Description:

Horse #1 "Pretty" (A021101) approx. 25-years old, possible morgan horse mix. A female, black in color, 15 hands, 960 pounds

Horse #2 "Nacho" (A022588) approx. 7-years old, gelding, brown & blonde (sorrel & flaxen), approx. 14 hands.