The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking to find a home for a wayward pony named Tom Boy.
The dappled, brown Welsh pony was spotted running free, and no owner could be located, sheriff's office spokeswoman Mary Justino says.
Tom Boy will be put up for auction on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the animal control building at 3984 W. State Road 16 in Green Cove Springs.
The pony is of unknown age and is in good health, in addition to being "cute as a button," Justino says.
Hopeful pony owners must bring a trailer to transport him to his new home on the day of the auction.
There's no minimum bid, and the highest cash bidder will win the auction.
"These auctions are not big money-makers because the main goal is to find a loving home for the animal and reduce the long-term cost of care for the county," Justino said.