Missing horse found in Alpharetta neighborhood reunited with owner

Police in Alpharetta received a call early Saturday morning to respond to something unusual.

Near Bellsmith Drive and Upper Hembree Road, a horse was walking around unattended early Saturday morning.

Police found the horse around 3:20 a.m. While the horse was in the brief care of police, it was corralled and escorted to the equestrian center at Wills Park.

The horse was a female, with a brown coat, black mane and tail. 

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The city’s department of public safety posted a photo and information about the horse on its Facebook page around 7:30 a.m. and the horse was reunited with its owners a few hours later, around 10:40 a.m.

The owners are from Alpharetta and police say the horse escaped through a hole in their fence. Police couldn’t determine how long exactly the horse had been missing.

Anyone who sees a horse where it shouldn’t be in the future should contact the Wills Park Equestrian Center at 678-297-6120 or Alpharetta police at 678-297-6300.

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