My horse went missing while at a barrel race, thank you to Netposse & it's wonderful volunteers because my horse was found the next morning after Netposse reached out to help me. Wonderful organization & people.
I love what netposse does and why they do what they do, there are many horses returned because of their hard work and constant attention to finding stolen and missing horses and other livestock and small animals too. God forbid I should ever need them, I will go there first after notifying the police!
Review from Guidestar
I am a case manager volunteer, it is extremely gratifying when we all work together to find and return these wonderful animals to their rightful owners. Very professional and always working to help in times of need.
I remember hearing about stolen horse international about 15 years ago and was very impressed. Since hearing about them I had hoped I would some day be able to help in some small way to bring the Horses home. This wish was granted last year when I was accepted as a volunteer. This is a great organization.
After losing a horse, years before this service was available, I am now avid about sharing their information. They are bringing home horses and I love that there is someone trying to help!
Unique services for horse/livestock owners-fantastic group of people to work with-needs more financial support from public
I am a volunteer case manager for Texas. What a wonderful organization I have the privilege of being a part of. Though NetPosse I have learned so much. We feel the saddness with our victims when their horse's are lost are stolen. The tools we have and knowledge our resources is a blessing. From 18 years of experience from the founder of NetPosse. We are like no other organisation out there.
I thank SHI aka NetPosse is a wonderful organization. I have had the privilege of working with NetPosse as a CM for Texas.
I am a "horse lover," since I was a very young girl. Until I moved to North Carolina, I was totally unaware of the amount of horse theft that exists. And now with slaughter being a lucrative business, I am appalled to see just how many beloved horses are stolen or taken without permission then dropped off at auctions that are frequented by "kill buyers." Without SHI/NetPosse, a far greater number of missing horses would never be located. Whenever I see someone posting that their horse has gone missing, my first suggestion is file a report with NetPosse. Yes, there is a small fee involved to file the report but the reward of finding your beloved animal, or finding out that a terrible tragedy befell him/her, is well worth the small expense. One has closure either way and can move on with their lives with that knowledge. Please think of supporting SHI/NetPosse whenever you are able - every dollar helps. Our gratitude is always for Debi Metcalfe and Idaho - without either this wonderful organization would not exist. God bless.
Stolen Horse International is doing a wonderful job trying to help locate my stolen mini. My stolen mini is near or across the Mexican border. They made
a flyer in Spanish to be distributed across the border.
I am privileged to be a volunteer with Stolen Horse International. It’s a great experience to be a part of such a unique organization and work with so many great, like-minded people. No one else does what we do, the way we do it, to help bring missing horses home. Thank you Debi Metcalf for working so hard for so long to keep this going.
You think it will never happen to you. How can a 1000+ lb animal that you legally own, that you have spent precious time with and cared for, simply be taken away from you? I had a verbal agreement with a friend to keep my horses on his property. My truck and horse trailer was used quite often in his business and I helped with other parts of his business so it was all very mutual at the time. But things change, friendships change and friendships end, leaving our animals vulnerable. That’s what happened to me.
I purchased my Peruvian Paso Mare in 2009. I saw her for the last time June 1, 2012. This all happened when I was in the middle of moving to a new location. I eventually moved to another state due to family reasons. All the while I was trying to keep tabs on where my horse was, is she still there, can anyone verify it, etc. Certified letters went unsigned for, threat of small claims court went unanswered. I had no idea where to turn for help. Who is going to care about my horse? And, with only a verbal agreement in place, who legally is going to want to help me? Then, one day in May of 2014, I decided to go online and search for help. I had never heard of NetPosse.com before. But the first thing I saw online was the Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse.com website, founder Debi Metcalf. I read Debi’s story about her own experience of her horse Idaho being stolen and how she didn’t give up searching for him until he made it back home. So, I dialed her number, expecting to hear a voice mailbox that would prompt me to leave a message that would probably never be returned. But Debi answered the phone on my first call. If I stopped right there with this story, it would be enough to show the value that this group places on helping others who have lost or stolen horses. But there’s more. Debi listened to my entire story and she told me, legally, what needed to take place to get the ball rolling in getting my horse back. All along the way, whether by phone, text messages or Facebook Messenger, Debi and other volunteers have always been available. One night I woke up about 4 am and sent her a FB Message hoping she would read it in the morning or later in the day. She immediately messaged me back. She was already up (or had been up most of the night) working on another case. That is who Debi Metcalf is.
My horse had been taken by someone who hauls horses for a living so, honestly my fear was, she could easily be anywhere in the country and I may never see her again. But on June 2, 2015, I won a Motion in court for the return of my horse. And on June 24, 2015, I saw my horse again for the first time in 3 years. Now she is back home with me.
NetPosse.com is run by people who have already been through what you are going through. They provide help, guidance and assistance in recovering lost or stolen horses. They also work hard to educate others about the prevalence of equine theft and loss prevention. Here’s to a wonderful group of people. Thank you for being there when I needed you!