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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

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, victims

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.

Community Stories

125 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

12 Nikki46

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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StolenHorseInternational Nikki and her mom were great to work with and they came to us right away. That really makes a huge difference when trying to recover a stolen or missing horse. We can move heaven and earth if we know where to look-and if people come to us quickly enough, we have a very good chance of finding that horse BEFORE the thief can transport them somewhere else. It is always thrilling to get a horse back to an owner-doesn't matter the length of time involved. Thank you, Nikki for letting us help you find him!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was mind blowing to me to find out that horse theft is not just something you hear about or see in movies, it is the brutal reality of far too many people! It could be YOU! It could be me... Oh my goodness, it could be me... And THIS was exactly my motivation to start sharing those flyers and posts about missing, stolen and found horses. Ask yourself, how would you feel when your horse just vanished... gone... no trace... Wouldn't you want all the help you can get? Exactly! And THAT is what we do. We, the volunteers, we search, network, share and watch auctions... Joining Stolen Horse International as a volunteer was one of the best decisions I made. We, the volunteers, come from all different areas, nationwide, we all are different and have different beliefs, views, ideas and opinions, but the love for horses and the empathy we feel for the victims of horse theft is what brings us together. Some of us are victims, some of us were united with our horses and some of us hope that we will never find ourselves in that position of begging for help in finding the lost ones. I had no clue what all goes on behind the scene and how well organized Stolen Horse International is until I started volunteering. We make it our mission to help others in locating their beloved horses. I hope and pray that I will never find myself separated from my horses, but if so, I know that I can count on Stolen Horse International to do everything possible to find them.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These incredible souls work tirelessly to help reunite families as well as provide educational tools & materials to help keep our families safe❤️⭐️

2 tazmylove

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stolen Horse Int'l does great work in helping owners find their lost or stolen horses. My husband and I are volunteers who will go out and help search for a lost horse in our area. We had several horses disappear from our area and they helped track down who took them but they had already been sent to slaughter. That is what they try to stop.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am passionate about horses and strive to protect them . More and more we see instances of horses being stolen from their lawful owners by unscrupulous individuals who mean them harm or to sell them to kill buyers for slaughter for easy money . Over the years I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to track down missing equine is through the use of NetPosse.Com. When sharing stolen horses or dogs on social media I always include their contact info so the rightful owner stands a greater chance of recovering their stolen or lost animals . I truly admire the service they provide to those overwhelmed searching for their fur babies .

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped volunteer with this group. They are outstanding! They are boots on the ground trying to solve these cases. Their arms reach far and wide, what a fantastic network!

1 Julia E.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have a community of 23,000 horsewomen, Hags with Nags. Stolen Horse International has been one of our "base members" since we began in 2011. SHI has provided information to our members regarding everything from how to report a stolen horse, to interaction with Law Enforcement to what to do if you think you recognize a stolen horse. Stolen Horse encourages my members to be proactive in the protection of their livestock and offers a guiding hand should the unthinkable happen and your horse is stolen. I am please to work with Stolen Horse Internation and Debi Metcalf. I am proud to be a supporter of Stolen Horse International.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Netposse has been helping me find my horse they are amazing people. I think I would have had a nervous break down had it not been for them.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Debi for a long time maybe 15 years. My experience with Stolen Horse International is how Debi teaches equine owners how to protect their horses, freeze branding, microchips etc. in the event their horse is missing/stolen. Debi is very very knowledgeable in this field and shares her knowledge with the public freely. She has a heart, she cares and she saw a great need in creating Netposse when her own horse was stolen. Debi has a lot of courage and compassion in what she does. I am honored to know such a wonderful individual that truly cares about others.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In the dark of night, in the midst of a storm, through the thunder and lightning, wind and floods, I have witnessed the true heart of those who deeply care for animals, even if they are not their own. From their own personal experiences they work feverishly to bring hope to those who have lost a horse or dog or even equipment. They provide valuable information and assistance to law enforcement agencies in the search for stolen horses. Through their vast members on the internet they quickly spread the word of lost or stolen animals and/or equipment so as to resolve the issue in the most timely manner. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization that serves the equine community! And to think that this is a nonprofit organization that pours out their hearts and souls to help others in their hour of desperation! Hats off to this great organization.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

I worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Alabama for over 30 years. For 15 years, I worked animal cases which consisted of cruelty to animal cases, killing of animals on owners property, theft of animal cases, and any crimes involving animals. I can recall several cases that I enlisted the help of Stolen Horse International, Inc. Some of those cases were stolen horses, horses that were missing, and some estrays that I impounded with no known owner. Stolen Horse International was always there with any assistance that they could provide from providing the flyers that I could post in each respective case to the circulation of the information in theses cases across the country since thieves have no boundaries. I was very successful in the recover of animals and the prosecution of the offenders due to the assistance provided me by Stolen Horse International, Inc. Some of these past cases made news across the country and I was even honored by the ASPCA in 2007 but a great deal of the honor is due to Stolen Horse International, Inc. I retired in 2018 and this organization was one of the first sources of information that I passed onto my successor. I am very grateful to all the help they provided and will always recommend them to everyone in the law enforcement community. I have tried to give back to this organization in an advisory role whenever I can, based on my experience in this field.
On a scale of 1 to 10, they get a 15+ from me.

Retired Animal Crimes Investigator, Dwight T. Sloan, JCSO

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Some of the most helpful people you could talk to, they are very, experience and very knowledgeable in this field, it gives me and my daughter comfort knowing they are doing there best to get our horse home.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Debi Metcalfe since the beginning of Stolen Horse International and she does wonderful work that nobody else has been able to do. She has recovered so many stolen and lost horses for people for so many years with her hard work. She now has a huge network with her recovery process. She is quite the asset to the horse world and I'm not sure what we would do without her.

2 Floyd M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I, much like Debi had a horse stolen around the same time as what got Stolen Horse International Inc started. Fortunately a close friend, Eddie Raper, stopped my theft not long after it happen. I contacted Debi after reading about her adventure in the N&O and we have stayed in touch from that point on. As a result of Stolen Horse International Inc several horse thefts/takings have been stopped and horses and tack recovered. Stolen Horse International Inc has given the horse community a voice and presence. I, as others share postings of horses stolen, "lost" and such resulting in recoveries and people being brought to justice. Without Stolen Horse International Inc some thieves wouldn't think twice about stealing a horse. Loosing a horse IMO is like loosing a family member. Here's some pictures of Dolly BTW. She was used for trail riding, Fox Hunting, playing Polo, and carriage driving. She's buried here on the farm and will be forever in my dreams. She's what I judge other horses by. As everyone that knew her says, "she's was a once in a lifetime horse." Stolen Horse International Inc helps people/horses in trouble keep their dream alive!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Stolen Horse International provides a much needed service to the equine industry. Then help people find their stolen or lost horses, providing support and hope where Law Enforcement can’t. They never give up and have help solve many cases of horse, track and trailer theft. SHI also provides free education as low cost I.D. micro chips, their own registry and low cost signs, all to help deter theft. I Highly recommend supporting this organization!!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never had a horse turn up missing, but post from net posse every time something comes across my news feed on face book. I have seen how many horses are found as soon as this organization gets involved. I have told people to have net posse get involved. If I ever would have had a horse go AWOL, net posse is the organization I would ask for help.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the first contact in report long our stolen Gelding to him being found & returned, Netposse was wonderful. Deb spoke to me on the phone and her concern was comforting and I knew we had found real people that care! Deb and Jennifer communicated with us and posted everything for us as well as the most beautiful video. We felt Blessed to have found new friends. The work they do is above and beyond just a place to spread the word of missing/stolen or abused animals. We want to say Thank You and God Bless.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Donna Thompson and my story is my horse got stolen back in 2007. I'm not going to get into it.but if it was not for Stolen horses internationally.I would of been lost. A friend of mine told me to contact Netposse .Debbie Metcalfe has been so wonderful as a friend to me.she asked me to volunteer my time with stolen horses international..I really love being a volunteer.I explain to people out there.about people stealing others people horses ..and it's not right.I love what I do.saving a horses live.Thank You

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a friend that's horse was stolen many years ago. I wish that Stolen Horse International aka Netposse would have been around than to help. I shared every missing or stolen horse posted. So many have been found and saved from no telling what out come were in store for them. I would recommend this organization to anyone that needs help in finding a missing /stolen animal. Can't say enough about the good they do. Any thing happens to my horses they will be the first ones I get in touch with after the police report.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I always watch for your post and share them hoping to reunite a horse with owner. I am thrilled when they are found and reunited. You do a great job of getting the information out to be shared God Bless you for your dedication.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Paula Zarra. Our most precious girl a mare horse named Chicky was stolen/went missing from The Darling 888 Ranch in Princeton, Kentucky more than 5 years ago. At first I worked with the people that were at the ranch to help me find her. That was a mistake because no one even knew what happened to Chicky. They were overbreeding and sending out mares to be bred by the numbers. Chicky got mixed up in the mare switching or she was sold at auction. We just dont know. A few months after I searched by myself I came upon NetPosse/Stolen Horse International and spoke with DEBI, the owner and founder of this amazing wonderful organization.
My first conversation with Debi gave me strength, hope, and knowledge. Debi gave me all of the tools I needed to really start my search. Thousands of emails, phone calls, letters, flyers were done. I spent 5 hours a day for more than 3 years straight doing this. All the time getting the help from Debi and her amazing volunteers. I was beyond touched that these people that I have never met in my life would go to the lengths that they did to help me. They ALL took the time out of their lives to speak with me and correspond with me daily, weekly, etc. They are all the most caring knowledgelable people I have ever come across in my life.
I always say they are Angels on Earth especially Debi Bailey Metcalf. I would never be able to thank them enough. There are no words to express my gratitude and love for all of them. But I thank God he sent Debi to me and her amazing volunteers. I am forever grateful.

4 Volunteer2017

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Stolen Horse International for several years. It is a great non-profit whose volunteers work hard day in and day out to reunite owners with their lost, stolen or missing horses. They need volunteers and donations to allow them to continue their great work. Please help a great organization survive and thrive.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this organization for a year and half now, and it has been a great place to work! The people are kind, friendly, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities depending on your skill set, and you have a real opportunity to help make a difference in someone's life by helping to reunite them with their beloved animals. I'm so glad I volunteer with this organization! The people are great!

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3 Jennifer W.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Stolen Horse International for the past few years. It brings a sense of paying it forward as horses have helped me through alot and if helping to bring a pet home to its loved ones then that is the biggest reward one can receive. This organization goes above and beyond to help in every way. It does take a village and we are thankful here that we have that. All the volunteers here work tireless hours all for the love of animals.

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5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer we work tireless hours after our primary jobs and second jobs to help those victims in need find their beloved horses. I for one am happy that an organization like this exists to help find lost and stolen equine that end up in auction houses and feed lots. We do this out of the goodness of our hearts in hopes that we can bring a horse home to their owner and the tears of joy when that happens is priceless. There is no better organization out there that spends the countless hours helping those equine owners in need.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For years I have watched as Stolen Horse International selflessly helps equine owners in need. You couldn't ask for a better service for horse owners who face theft of horse or tack. Their network is strong and has lead to many recoveries. Highly recommended!
~Becca Salamone, AmericanHorseTalk.com

5 Dwight S.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Alabama for over 30 years. For 15 years, I worked animal cases which consisted of cruelty to animal cases, killing of animals on owners property, theft of animal cases, and any crimes involving animals. I can recall several cases that I enlisted the help of Stolen Horse International, Inc. Some of those cases were stolen horses, horses that were missing, and some estrays that I impounded with no known owner. Stolen Horse International was always there with any assistance that they could provide from providing the flyers that I could post in each respective case to the circulation of the information in theses cases across the country since thieves have no boundaries. I was very successful in the recover of animals and the prosecution of the offenders due to the assistance provided me by Stolen Horse International, Inc. Some of these past cases made news across the country and I was even honored by the ASPCA in 2007 but a great deal of the honor is due to Stolen Horse International, Inc. I retired in 2018 and this organization was one of the first sources of information that I passed onto my successor. I am very grateful to all the help they provided and will always recommend them to everyone in the law enforcement community. I have tried to give back to this organization in an advisory role whenever I can, based on my experience in this field.
On a scale of 1 to 10, they get a 15+ from me.

Retired Animal Crimes Investigator, Dwight T. Sloan, JCSO

4 onelegalrn

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Stolen Horse International for 4 years. I enjoy working with the victims and helping to locate their horses. I am amazed at what all Stolen Horse International does to help the victims through this process. We are there for them every step of the way and even continue to follow the horses progress/victims for years after recovery. Without this organization, many victims and horses would have no help. The organization goes over and beyond to try to assist victims through the process and answer questions/aide in recovery as needed. The website is fantastic and has a wealth of educational information available to supporters. I personally purchased microchips for my horses and had them all microchipped for identification purposes. Thank you Debi & Harold Metcalfe for founding this organization and making it what it is today. Had you not taken that step to help others when Idaho was stolen, other victims would not have an advocate there for them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization inside and out. Love volunteering for an organization that truly goes the extra mile to help recover Stolen/Lost/Missing Horses and Owners of Found horses. I can't say enough about how much I enjoy working to help our clients. The stories of recovery are the ones that make it all worth the work. Thank you Debi Metcalfe & Harold for all you do for this organization!

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4 Janet142

Volunteer

Rating: 5

At the start 2019 I decided to volunteer some time to this organization. Finding missing horses is such an important mission, something everyone who loves horses can agree on. This group has been at this serious work for many years and I have shared their alerts many times. The tools that have been developed to organize information and fan out to network the missing horses are remarkable. So many horses have been located. And work continues everyday for every horse who has been reported to Stolen Horse International Inc. There is also now a chipping and registry system developed by the founders.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible group of dedicated, caring people who will do everything in their power to find stolen or lost horses. The teamwork that has been developed and cultivated is remarkable.

5 Catherine B G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great group! They take their work seriously and provide good services for the equestrian community. I am proud and happy to work as a volunteer for this organization.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having Volunteered for this Organization for a number of years I can personally vouch for the time and effort put into keeping the organization moving forward in our mission. When I first decided to volunteer I had just a small idea of the amount of time it takes in the effort of "Bringing Horses Home" The dedication of founder Debi MetCalfe is second to non. It is no exaggeration to say she (we) have literally worked around the clock on cases that required non stop attention to get a horse home. Volunteers are valuable and can give the amount of time that they can spare which is why we need many, as this is not a one or two day a week job this mission requires attention 7 days a week and Debi is always there front and center. As an All Volunteer Organization there is no pay in dollar sense but the payment when a horse is safely returned home gives more relief, happiness and pride than any amount of money could ever give. (Photo April 2017, Merlin going home after a full day Drone search organized by Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse and assisted in foot and driving search by Volunteer)

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have watched SHI return joy to fractured lives and put bad guys behind bars. SHI provided the first serious investigation into stolen horses and reliable network leading to recovery.

6 Andraea T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Stolen Horse International & their amazing help in the recovery of 1 of 3 of my horses. If it wasn't for them I don't know where my horse would be.
STI has also done a lot of behind the scenes work with getting justice & the arrest of Fallon blackwood.
Thank you so much for ALLLL you do!!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read on FB about stolen horses everyday, it really bothers me. I got 2 chips for my 2 girls. They aren't prize wining girls to anyone but me. I want to do everything I can to protect them should anything happen should I lose track of them. The fires around here and turning horses loose happens a lot. So with the chip I feel I've helped to protect, I also put freeze brand. Sad what the days have come to. Protect your horses. I notified local animal control with numbers and description. This company has offered a service I haven't found anywhere else.

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm David Spears, Retired Agriculture Investigator with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, after 30 years and currently the Chief of Police for the Town of Savanna for now almost 7 years. I've had the pleasure to work with Stolen Horse International-NetPosse.com. This Organization is relentless in their efforts to find, locate and then see that individuals are held accountable for theft of horses around the United States.
With their assistance and efforts, I've personally found around 10 horses and was assisted in prosecuting with this Organization. They are a friend to every horse owner around the United States. Stolen Horse International-NetPosse.com, keep up the outstanding work and call me anytime I can be of assistance. David Spears, Chief of Police, Savanna, Oklahoma

7 Jackie P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Stolen Horse International, has to be the best nonprofit organization working to save and solve the animals that are lost or stolen, they work for the animals and owners to help reunite them, and give them a glint of hope. that they will do everything possibe to get there lost animals home. there is no better nonprofit organization working 24 hrs a day to make this possible

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people work tirelessly to help people whose horses have been stolen get them back, and are quite successful in doing so. It was started by a lady who had her horse stolen, she never gave up and finally got her horse back. They truly go above and beyond.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Debi Metcalf started Stolen Horse International, her own horse, Idaho, was stolen. She saw a definite need for a network of caring people who could disseminate information, and talk to the people who had missing or stolen equines on a personal level..This organization has had many successes, equines returned to their homes, and sadly, has even provided some closure, when the results were not what we wanted them to be.. This is a group of caring people from everywhere, and they also have helped out listing missing animals during our natural disasters... We all worked on a case of a missing horse here in MA, several years ago, so many people turned out, from throughout Southern MA.. it was heartening to see...As volunteers, we all have the same goal.. Bringing these horses home! Thank You, Debi.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brandywine Farm has been privileged to know Stolen Horses International inc/Netposse.com for a couple of years now and we are very impressed with the dedication and service that this organization has for the equine community. They work tirelessly and are relentless in their research and investigation of each case to bring about the recovery of the lost or stolen animal or closure for the family. They work closely with the law enforcement agencies and the public and community to alert and notify missing or stolen horses and/or horse related equipment. They use social media to alert the equine community so that the message can get out rapidly and provide first class flyers and bulletins for the community to copy and post. They educate our equine community about the latest and best practices that will help prevent and/or assist in the identification of the missing animal. If there is a health alert that the equine community needs to know about Stolen Horses International inc/Netposse.com will also alert us through social media.
If Brandywine Farm ever has a lost or stole horse, as soon as the report is filed with the law enforcement agencies, Stolen Horses International inc/Netposse.com will be the FIRST ONE we call for assistance.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Stolen Horses is so supportive and understanding when owners loose horses. They also are extremely helpful to those seeking help in locating horses that owners have sold to possibly reunite with sometimes after many years.
Thier network of helpful horse owners and authorities continues to grow along with thier educational awareness of horse theft around the world.

6 Pete N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse is probably the most diligent and thorough of the organizations out there, attempting to make a difference in our equine industry. Having had three head of horses stolen and being unable to get the local justice system off of their donkeys, I turned to this organization for help. After a thorough vetting of me and my information, a very professional BOLO flyer was developed and distributed. Within a few days, my horses were located in three different locations and we are now involved with the criminal charges associated with each animal. Their credibility, professionalism and attention to detail have made them an asset to all property owners. This team has earned my respect and undying support

6 Kris Nickerson W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If not for Stolen Horse International Inc and all their people/staff/followers and shares I truly believe hardly any horses would be found that are stolen/missing. Fortunately and so far I haven't had any problems with my horses missing but I know where to go for help. This is an amazing organization.

5 Christy L.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure having talks from the leaders of this nonprofit at our annual International Conference. Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is the largest certifying body of equine professionals in North America and Stolen Horse International is a great organization for our members to share with their clients that have had their horses stolen and help them get reunited with their owners.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been working with Stolen Horse International Inc for four years getting the word out about stolen horses via my 22K member Facebook community, Hags with Nags. I have seen first hand the GREAT work they do! Through their tireless efforts, using all avenues available, they have reunited many horsepeople with their lost or stolen equines; most of whom would have never seen their beloved companions again! Stolen Horse International Inc is the one organization that will make the effort to find a stolen animal when most other agencies shrug and walk away. Hooray for Stolen Horse International Inc!

6 Linda170

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The countless hours they spend helping horse owners who have lost a loved horse by theft or many other ways is invaluable.
A group of volunteers who give from the heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for many many years and many cases .
Some were lost in storms, some were lost on a trail ride, some were taken by a known person and others were Stolen from their homes and the people who love them .
The heartache we hear from our victims is sometimes unbearable but the joy we hear and see when one is found fills our hearts with a desire to help even more .
Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse.com is not just a Name but a group of people who Love horses and helping others.
I have made some lifelong friends and will never give up in searching for their missing 4 legged loved ones .
None of us are payed, but still have bills to pay .
So with working a job and volunteering as many hours as possible ,
Sometimes the days are long and the nights even longer .
We miss Holidays and family events .
We cry for sadness and for joy.
We are the Posse . @NetPosse.com

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4 Jennifer S.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I sold my horse Thor to a lady who said she would keep him with her barrel horse as a companion. Recently we found out that was a lie. Stolen horse internation has stepped up and is helping us try to locate him. They have put in so much effort to help us locate him and bring the woman in question to justice. I would like to give them a huge thank you for all the hard work you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 2

After my horses were taken by the con man that promised a forever home for my 2 mares, to be for his wife and children! Which were in on the con job, I couldn't find anyone that cared, police did nothing, until I personally talked to Pam Miller, she helped me with my report over the phone, it was late, and she was so patient and caring, and made me feel that there is always hope, I am so grateful to netposse for what they do to help horses get back home,!! They are the only ones that I truly trust, thanks for everything you do bless you all, and a big thank you to Pam for her kind listening ear

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Netposse is a wonderful organization that has help numerous people and animals. I have my boy listed with them as well

5 Mike H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are another fallon blackwood victem, she took 3 horses from us, under false pretences, probably ended up at slaughter houses, 3 years ago. We filed with stolen horse international, they made flyers. Actively looked for them , allover the country,

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a victim of Fallon Blackwood, the Alabama vet student that stole over 50 horses under the false pretense that they were going to be pasture buddies for her horse. As soon as Debi Metcalf and Pam Miller at Stolen Horse International found out I was a victim, they contacted me to offer their help. On one of the darkest days of my life, they offered a light at the end of the tunnel. They and their volunteers are constantly looking at videos and pictures of horses at sale barns and other places and trying their best to reconnect owners with their lost animals. I may never find Jericho but because of the hard work this organization does others have found theirs and Fallon is going on trial in September. I can't begin to thank them enough for what they do. Ellie Lambeth (704) 533- 2763

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a victim of Fallon Blackwood, the Alabama Veterinary student who scammed (theft by deception) over 40 people in multiple states and of course like the other victims know how hard these volunteers at Netposse Stolen Horse International have worked on everything and they keep on looking and doing work in the background all the time and they do care so much. They are pushing for the criminal case in NC to move forward and try to press for other criminal cases to begin and keep searching for leads for the horses. I do pray that some of these beloved family members may not have gone to slaughter. I know these SHI volunteers feel as bad and worse than we do and yet they continue because they have been effective in many cases of bringing horses home and doing the right thing to stop the bad actors out there. It has to take a toll on them. Thanks for doing this.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was so young when I got my first horse. The horse and donkey that I had were my entire world for so many years and people don’t understand that until they have something of the same value to them. I had the two for a while but at one point, financially I had to reconsider things. I looked for a year to find them the perfect home and they wound up in a slaughter pen due to Fallon Blackwood. It still breaks my heart and I think of them every single day. This organization has reassured me that if there was an opportunity to get the back, it would be there. This organization has helped so many people, and even if I didn’t get my animals back, other people did.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I turned to NetPosse earlier this year when I realized the wonderful forever retirement home I had placed my horse in wasn't what I was promised. I felt hopeless, alone and didn't know where to begin as I felt desperate to find answers to the whereabouts and safety of my horse. That's when NetPosse came into play. I had no idea that there was such a resource until I found myself in this nightmare. I am so thankful that they were there for me then and continue to be an outlet for me since. Stolen Horse International provides an incredible service. Not only do they have dedicated volunteers working around the clock searching for missing horses but they provide incredible emotional support for horse owners like myself. They've had many success stories of reuniting horses and horse owners which gives us all much needed hope. I am entirely grateful for what NetPosse has done for me and countless others!! Thank you Stolen Horse International for all that you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Stolen horse international and all the volunteers at net posse have worked tirelessly to help victims try to get justice served for the theft by deception of over 50 horses. Victims in five states would never have known what happened to their horses without the flyers being posted online of this criminal posing as a nice young student offering a good home for our horses when we needed to rehome them. Thanks to their efforts at least she has been arrested in one state and has to answer to a judge for her deception. And no doubt that has saved the life of many more horses that she would have gotten from unsuspecting people that now know her name! Thanks netposse

5 Sheryl15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with this organization for a relatively short time. It's obvious that they are a dedicated group. They help with listing missing and found animals (and equipment) and have staff that scour auction and feedlot pages to help search. They also assist with recovery of lost pets from natural disasters.

5 Rachel H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

The volunteers with Stolen Horse International have gone above and beyond to help me and the other victims of a notorious horse scammer. Though the case is not closed and we are still looking for horses, I know this wonderful group of people is working and there for us in an effort to recover them. I am thankful for all they have done!

5 Audrey M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My horse became a part of the vet student case after I sold him to Fallon Blackwood in 2015. Although I thought he was going to a good home, he likely ended up in slaughter. I want to thank Netposse though for building a case for my horse as well as many others against Fallon and trying their hardest to obtain justice for every horse she took.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

IN February 2018 realized my horse Birdman and myself were the victims of a fraudulent deceptive scam by a 'vet.student. I immediately contacted Stolen Horse International, Net Posse and they helped tirelessly to spread the word and they spent so much time and energy helping myself and others try to recover our horses and also to expose a terrible person that was taking horses and sending them to auctions and kill buyers. It has been quite an ordeal but I am forever grateful for all the hard work and endless dedication from Stolen Horse International! Thank you

5 Valerie V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pie, my filly at the time and 3 of our other horses at the farm were let out by some teens. They wandered over to another adjacent farm and a good samaritan rounded them up and alerted the real estate agent who was selling that farm. The caretaker of the horses was on vacation so it was not noticed right away they were missing from the pasture. Since I boarded my horses, it was a week or so before notified. Meanwhile the real estate agent did not contact the authorities nor animal control but had the horses removed from the property for sale and they crossed state lines from Maryland to Pennsylvania. Meanwhile we are looking and searching for our horses in Mount Airy, Maryland and even sent drones up to find them. I had contacted Stolen Horse International and while its work to accumulate all the documents and pictures and post the flyers...it is so worth it. I was lucky to recover Pie. The buckskin and April were sold to New Holland Auction where they were knowingly bought by a kill buyer and shipped before we could recover. Georgia was knowingly sold on Dream Horse and the new owners contacted. Stolen Horse International saved my Pie! And I will always remember the police officer who met me who said Pie was a horse that Jimmy Steward rode in his movies. Perfectly Intelligent Equine was what the name meant! I rescued so many horses in my life and never thought I would ever have to rescue my own. It shattered me and for a long while after I had to heal from the loss of faith in people who I thought had better morals to do the right thing. The realtor serves on a board for a horse agency. The person who picked them up and sold them all with not a care is member of an organization in Pennsylvania and wanted to run as a member of the board. April belonged to a eight year old boy. To this day he does not ride on the farm and will forever be impacted on the loss of his horse. Even when a friend of mine so graceously offered him a horse for his loss. I cry to think what is happening. How someone can show up at an auction with no proof of ownership and sell a beloved animal you own. How horses can be shipped to slaughter and the 'Kill Buyer" Business man who fills out USDA papers and profits supported by our government shipping to Canada and Mexico. The person who had Pie saw the fliers but did nothing to contact myself and while they put pictures up of their new Filly so proudly took them down as soon as they saw the flyers. I had to show up with the police to recover my horse. How could you knowingly have someones horse and not even contact them?????? I offered REWARDS of money even to anonymously drop off the horses back to their rightful place. Please don't think you can do this on your own, that people will do the right thing when you think they will....if you have a new horse that you have bought from auction....do you really know its history???? There is someone that may own that horse who is looking so hard....but they may be several states away from you...Research ask questions and look to Stolen International because one day you may see a picture of a horse in your next door neighbors field. I was very thankful for the phone calls of people who did do the right thing and who did make the call to Stolen Horse International.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.