The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office will be auctioning off the remaining 13 horses that were seized from the property on Elk Ridge last April. Eleven of these horses have not been up for auction before, and were recently released by the courts. Originally, there were ten horses still held by the court, however, one of the mares recently had a foal. The mare and foal will be auctioned off as one, as will any other mare and foal.
All potential or interested adopters must complete an application. The application and instructions may be picked up at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Main Station (826 4th Street, Eureka) or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Shelter (980 Lycoming Road, McKinleyville). The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office must receive the application(s) no later than June 12, 2008, 4:00 p.m. All applicants will be reviewed in a pre-approval process prior to being allowed to bid on any of the horses.
The public will be allowed to view the horses from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at the Fortuna Rodeo Grounds on June 14, 2008. Staff will available to answer questions and assist with showing of the horses. The public will not be allowed to test ride any of the horses. The auction will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., June 14, 2008. This auction will be a silent auction. Minimum bids will range from $200.00 to $500.00 depending on the horse. The right of adoption will be awarded to the highest approved bidder.
Contact Sgt. Buihner (707) 268-3638, Deputy Fulton (707) 268-3634 or Officer Hale (707) 840-9132 regarding questions about the horses or auction process.