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Stolen Horse International Inc

Rating: 4.84 stars   32 reviews 699

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 1341 Shelby NC 28150 USA

Mission:

First formed in 1998, Stolen Horse International, Inc. (SHI), brings attention to a major crime against horse lovers, horse theft. Each year in the US there are an estimated 40,000-55,000 horses stolen. The mission of SHI is to provide a comprehensive theft awareness and identification program to all facets of the horse industry and offer educational opportunities for horse enthusiasts of all types and across all disciplines. SHI gives assistance to victims in recovery of missing horses through the NetPosse volunteer network. Many horses have been recovered as a result of swiftly distributed information and flyers via internet.

Target demographics:

horse owners

Direct beneficiaries per year:

250 registered users with well over 250,000 unique hits to our website.

Geographic areas served:

primarily the USA, recently expanded to UK, consulting in several other countries

Programs:

education and resources on the prevention and security of their horses, barns, stables, farms, homes, and trailers; and, in the event of theft, to provide counseling and resources to aid in the most effective and efficient recovery possible of their equine, tack, or equipment.

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704-484-2165
http://www.netposse.com

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

I live in Oklahoma and had 10 horses stollen from me. I didn't know where to go,who to talk to, or even where to start. We had posted it on Facebook but I didn't know what else to do.
Then I got a phone call from Debi Bailey Metcalfe. I was a wreck and she walked me through everything. Debi and a volunteer, Jana Bailey, have been there by my side step by step. They walked me through what to do on the recovery of the only horse we have gotten back so fare. They help my weed through every lead we get. They have helped me through all the hard times, and believe me there are a lot. They help me not give up hope on finding the other 9 of my horses. There is NO way I could do this alone. Stolen Horse International has so many resources that I wouldn't ever have had.
I want to thank Stolen Horse international for everything they do. I recommend them to any body that has had a horse stolen or is missing. They are just amazing people!

 
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I have never been a part of a more caring group of people. The things others say about them show me how wonderful they are outside of my own opinion. Every volunteer has been working hard on sharing the reports, answering questions and comparing pictures. I don't know of a more dedicated team. I'm proud of them.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved as a Case Manager and Director of Volunteer Services for a little less than a year. I have always had a passion in the equine world as well as a people person so I love being able to help our victims locate their stolen or missing horse(s) so they can reunite.

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Unfortunately, I had 5 horses taken out of pasture this month. Stolen Horse International has a wonderful group of volunteers...they put their heart and soul into what they do. If anyone ever has horses lost, missing, or stolen...Stolen Horse International aka Netposse is the place to go other than Law Enforcement. They sincerely care for the families and horses involved. And to give you a update… All 5 horses were recovered and are home. Last one came home this past weekend. I will always recommend Stolen Horse International to anyone who has a missing or stolen horse. I am forever grateful to SHI. As Debi (the founder of Stolen Horse International) says… "Never underestimate the power of one"

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I want everyone to know how wonderful this group is!!!! I have known Debi personally for a number of years and I know how sincere she is and that her Heart is always in her work. I can remember when she was sick herself but still never dropped the ball. She has put her life into helping people learn how to keep their Beautiful Babies safe. She and her husband both are always there to help, a lot of times putting their own life aside ( family ) She is an inspiration. I have been with her when she has tried to educate people and I myself praise her often. She is a wonderful woman and her organization is so important to all in the Horse world. I am blessed to have such a friend.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Stolen Horse International is the first thing that comes to mind if a horse comes up stolen or missing. Their professionalism, commitment, care and help is second to none. The people truly care and are there every step of the way. Their network of volunteers is outstanding. They offer advice, support and education and are there every step of the way.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

While I have fortunately never had to use Stolen Horse International, Inc., the work that they do and the commitment to the cause at hand is unwavering. They help so many people who have had their horse stolen or simply get loose and disappear, and they do with passion not only for the horse but the owner as well. The private eye's in the equine world! I cannot sing enough praise about this organization!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This group was fabulous when my horse was missing. They kept in contact with me, helped keep me sane., produced flyers and social media posts and stayed with me until he was found! I would recommend Stolen Horse international to anyone that has a missing horse.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I found Stolen Horse International in 2009 when my mare, Sunshine, was stolen from her pasture by roofers. I never found my horse but had many people contact me regarding her because of Stolen Horse's website. Recently, a volunteer for Stolen Horse International contacted me and said they were going to have another look at what happened to Sunshine. A totally volunteer organization that never forgets and gives hope to those of us who have lost something precious. I can not thank them enough!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I had 10 horses stolen and had no clue on how to go about trying to get them back. I received a phone call from stolen horse international. They walked me through everything. They have worked and are still working really hard to help me get them back. They have been there every minute of the way. Through the ups and downs. I couldn't have done it without Stolen Horse International!!

 
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