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.
Stolen Horse International, Inc. aka NetPosse.com was a key player in helping to bring Bohdi & Finn home safely. Bohdi was about to be slaughtered when my Friends Holly and Till rescued her, soon after they discovered Bohdi was actually pregnant! SHI Inc. with their professional expertise, yet alone compassionate and positive words throughout the process helped Holly and Till immensely. They are a FANTASTIC non-profit, they helped them create the FB group, organize resources for searching such as the drones operators/search parties/etc, created the flyer and circulated out press releases to the local news outlets.
Our slaughter horse rescue mare, Bohdi, and her 1 month (surprise) old foal, Finnegan, broke out of our paddocks on Saturday 7/21. It was unclear if it was a staged break out or that the horses spooked, but their trail ended in our front yard. My wife and I searched high and low with local neighbors, friends and family, but were in a panic that we couldn't find them within a few hours. We posted on local lost and found pet sites and were referred to SHI as a great resource. We filed the report and within minutes, I was on the phone with Pam who was circulating out flyers, press releases and general information to not only their network, but local news sources. They created us a great Facebook group and tried to help align us with resources to do drone searches, create search parties etc. It took us over 48 hours, but luckily on Monday morning, we received a phone call from a local woman saying she had spotted them at a local farm. I was able to go over, walk up to Bohdi and put on a halter and lead her home. SHI assisted every step of the way with resources, positive words, compassion and dedication to reuniting our horses with us. After helping us assist in finding them, they also provided the ability to get microchips done through them to help prevent this in the future. We are thoroughly impressed and grateful for all of their hard work and for helping in returning our babies to us.
Back in 2010 we rehomed 2 of our horse to a therapy group that works with children that have issues. We had a verbal agreement that should the horses not work out for any reason we would buy them back. We checked in from time to time just keeping in touch. We were told that everything was fine. In 2013 we found out the therapy group rehomed One of the horses (Lulu ) just weeks before I checked in again. I was crushed. This was not a horse that wasn't loved. We would have bought her back in a heart beat. We looked for Lulu and had no luck. We looked on and off until the summer of 2016. Then after much dig and searching we stumbled on to a lady that had Lulu for a short time. Then rehomed Lulu again. The women could not recall who she gave Lulu to. It ranged from a Grandmother with 4 or 6 Grandkids to a man in his fifties that need Lulu to help keep his yard eaten down. We only wanted to know she was safe and Well. We didnt want to take her from a safe and loving home. Just to let whom ever had her that again we would buy her back if she was ever in need of a home. We where at a total loss as of what to do next. We reached out to Stolen Horse International. We have only just begun with them but, for the first time in the years we have help looking! The support is so amazing! I'm able to talk with someone that understands why I can't just give up and walk way. Lulu was a love horse. We showed her. She did halter and obstacle classes. She loved people. That's why when we had 2 older horses that need a lot of time do to health issues we rehomed Lulu and her mother. We didn't have the exact time for them that they deserved. They where perfect therapy horses. This amazing group is not only helping look for Lulu they provide me with emotional support. Something I didn't realize how badly I was needing. Please pick Stolen Horse International. They are amazing.
My horse was stolen from the pasture and a friend suggested that I go onto Stolen Horse International (netposse.com) online right away for help. I consider myself a fairly savvy horseperson: I had ID photos of my horse from all angles, kept paperwork handy such as proof of ownership and registration papers, and had my horse microchipped. But getting that call that my horse was gone is something I will never forget… my first thought was “what do I do next?” There was so much to do and it was hard to think straight! SHI was incredible – with the pictures I had they created a flyer and posted it on social media (and kept updating it from missing to stolen as new information came up), and posted notices on the internet when the story made the news… and that was just for starters! But most of all, it was the calm advice and helpful information and resources from people who know what to do next that helped me to stay focused. Fortunately, my horse was returned after 2 days, and I cannot thank SHI enough for all of their help. It is a wonderful organization with amazing people!
Hey y'all! My name is Katie, and I'm from loudon county TN. My beloved horse Susie went missing in the Cherokee Nationa Forrrest for 5 days!! She was spooked and I was thrown and injured in the accident. Not a trace of her afterwards. She just kept going full blast ! I was beside my self and devastated. I cried every day all day. Then stolen and lost horse international contacted me to work with me. The got me on EVERY major news outlet, news paper, Facebook stories, you name it they done it. Well after 5 long days lost in the NATIONAL Forrest she was found!!! By a man named bobby Cornett! My 1,000 saddle still on as well! I'm just so thankful for stolen horse international !! I can't ever thank them enough for the love, media coverage, support, and everything else they have done !!! PLEASE donate!! It goes to a wonderful cause !!! Thank you !!! Much love , Katie webb from east TN
Losing a horse is more painful than you can imagine. Wondering where the horse is and what is happening to him and if he is eating or starving or if he has been sent to a slaughter plant just takes over your thoughts. This organization was founded by victims who get this. There are many volunteers that are victims. I donate my time by sharing. I donate more so that they will continue to be here to help me bring my boy home. I hope you will too. It is a very very worthwhile charity.
I"ve been watching Stolen Horse International since it started. I saw one of the Idaho's alerts back in the 90's when the founder's own horse was stolen. They did find their horse a year later and instead of walking away they decided to help others like them. And boy have they done that! This nonprofit is for real. It not only has great services for their victims but it provides a great educational program as a public service. Kudos to the founders and all of the volunteers that have brought so many horses home. I donate. Please do the same and help then continue what Idaho started.
My horse was sold and the woman refused to pay, give him back, or tell me where he was. SHI was so wonderful to work with and so helpful throughout the process of reporting, filing and keeping track of everything!
This organization is amazing!!! I do not know how they do all they do with an all volunteer base, and they have been doing it for 20 years. Look at all they have accomplished on their website and Facebook pages. It is amazing to see how many horses are missing. It is amazing to see the updates when they are recovered. I love it! Who else in the world does what they do? Nobody. I donate every month through their $5 a Month program. Of course I do more than $5 but if everyone were to donate just that much a month you'd help them so much. Just go to the website and click on Donate. You will see so many ways to help them out like I do. Let's keep them doing what they do best, helping victims everyone else forgets.
My sassy gray aged mare named Doll was stolen from her pasture in the dark in Alabama. I posted an add with a flyer to find her on my own. A nice person from Stolen Horse iInternational offered to help. I joined their group and the staff were very supportive and are currently looking for my beloved Sassy aged gray mare Doll. I get folks in the posse texting me pictures of sassy aged gray mares from time to time those pictures keep my hopes up that someday we will find her and get her home. If a posse member goes to a horse event or horse sale most posse members review the stolen and lost horse adds before they go and if they see a horse that may match they text photos of that horse to the member searching for their horse. There is a healthy reward for Doll's return. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my beloved mare and I feel that Stolen Horse International is still on the look out for Doll and will be until we find her. Virginia 256-255-9229
I am so grateful to Stolen Horse International for all the hard work, dedication, compassion, selflessness, love and determination they give to EVERY one of their cases. My mini pony, Mr. Sam BoJangles, was stolen 1 week after he came to us. Within moments of contacting netposse.com there were posts, fliers, messages, articles, a whole community of volunteers rose up and began doing what they do best- spreading the word, advocating, networking, searching, fighting. It was incredible. I was one of the "fortunate ones". I was "lucky". My boy was found and recovered within 12 hours of knowing he was gone. We all rejoiced. An amazing article was written about our story. People i don't know personally have approached me in the store and asked how Sam is and tell us they're so happy He's home. It has been just over a year since our boy was recovered. I am ever so grateful every single day for my friends at Stolen Horse International. Thank you for being the voice and the strength for so many.
Years back. My mother thought she could trust a friend. But that trust was quickly betrayed and her Filly was sold off without a trace. For years we fought desperately to find her. Then i found Stolen Horse International. Quickly they began working on my cold case. My case worker kept me up to date with every new development. A year later, We got her back. She will never leave our farm again.
If i ever have a horse taken from me again... Stolen Horse International will be the first to know.
This organization is one of the only ones I have seen for missing horses. It is a valuable tool to our equine world. I have seen many happy reunions through this wonderful organizations. With Social Media they can reach out to many areas of the world. I feel strongly that this organization is extremely beneficial and important in today's equine society. I support their endeavors wholeheartedly. Keep up the good work.
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!
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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.
Great organization to volunteer with. They work hard to return horses to their owners.
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.