San Diego Firestorm horses gone from Del Mar Fairgrounds
DEL MAR, CA - As of Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, the Del Mar Fairgrounds
is no longer housing horses or any other animal dislodged by the
San Diego County Firestorm.
All animals were removed by San Diego Department of Animal Control
(SDDAC) officials and taken to animal hospitals or moved to the
Poway Humane Society; where they will be held until their owners
claim them, or they are put up for adoption.
There were only two horses of the more than 900 that passed through
the Fairgrounds during the crisis that remain unclaimed: a 20-year-old
dark brown Arabian stallion, and an elderly gray Arabian-mix gelding.
Images of the unclaimed horses will remain on the Fairgrounds website:
www.sdfair.com <http://www.sdfair.com> through Nov. 14.
For information on the two unclaimed horses, please contact the
Poway Humane Society, 15069 Sycamore Canyon Road, in Poway. Phone:
For more information on any missing or unclaimed animal in San Diego
County, Please contact the SDDAC at 619-236-4250.
The staff of the Fairgrounds would like to thank the hundreds of
volunteers who donated their time and efforts to care for the dislodged
animals; and also to thank the public for their outpouring of generosity
in providing food, and all types of supplies to the Fairgrounds
during the crisis. Their kindness and generosity was greatly appreciated
by the Fairgrounds staff.