Fundraiser strives to keep SJ Mounted Unit up and running

March 10, 2011 8:16:13 PM PST
A fundraising drive to save San Jose's mounted police unit is off and running.

Friends of the San Jose Mounted Unit announced Thursday they have raised $70,000 to fund the horse patrol for three more months. They are committed to raising $280,000 in total to cover costs through June 2012.

The unit -- with about a dozen officers and horses -- was threatened by the city's budget crisis.

For more information, visit the Friends of the San Jose Mounted Unit's website