Search for stranded horse in Scottsdale this weekend, volunteers needed

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A group of concerned horse enthusiasts are ready to ride into the desert and rescue a horse that was last spotted in Scottsdale.

"It’s sad to just give up. There are no known water spots out there that I know of. I’ve been out there for trail rides and have not seen any water tanks," said Brandy Naylor.

On Friday, 3TV's chopper had no luck spotting the animal from the air.

Without the horse's location, the group could not search the desert.

Pam Stubbs is coordinating the search effort.

Stubbs said the plan is to regroup and see if they can get the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and volunteers to search the desert this weekend.

The group is concerned the horse might not make it out of the desert alive because the animal doesn’t have water.

The concerned horse lovers suspect the animal was dumped in the desert.

Stubbs and Naylor are encouraging people to avoid dumping horses.

"There are plenty of rescues that you can call. It’s just horrible to send them out because they're used to being taken care of, They don't know how to survive or get water," said Naylor.

The horse was last spotted Friday near Pinnacle and Tatum in North Scottsdale.

To join the search this weekend email Pam Stubbs at