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PORTLAND -- Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' office announced Tuesday that Portland's Mounted Patrol Unit would survive this year if private funding can be raised.

Mayor's office spokesman Dana Haynes originally told KGW the group had come up with all the money in donations to keep the horses and officers on the streets of Portland for two years.

The mayor's office later said The Friends of Portland's Mounted Patrol must raise the $200,000 needed to support the program. No numbers have been released on how much money is actually raised at this point.

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