Runaway pony caught by Williams Lake RCMP returned home safely

Runaway pony caught by Williams Lake RCMP and returned home safely thanks to the BCSPCA Williams Lake.

Among the 60 calls that kept Williams Lake RCMP busy over the weekend one of a different feather was catching a run-a-way pony.

At around 4:12 a.m. police responded to a call that there was a pony running rampantly west on Highway 20 near the Handimart.

When police arrived in the area, and found the pony, the constables attempted to drive in front of the pony and corner it on the side of the road so it could be grabbed. The pony began trying to run away from the police truck and ran speeds of 40 kilometres an hour.

The pony was finally corralled thanks to one of the police officer’s rodeo skills.

The pony was then walked up to the SPCA where the SPCA took over possession of the animal.

BC SPCA Williams Lake branch manager Liz Dighton said staff placed a photograph of the pony on the Williams Lake SPCA Facebook page.

On Monday morning the owners came and took the pony home.

“The pony lived nearby. We were calling it Diva because it had caused such a commotion,” Dighton said.

 

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