AHP Newsgroup: Miami Area Church Camp Seeks Help From Stolen Horse International In Stolen Pony Case
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday July 11, 2012
For more information, contact: Debi Metcalfe
PO Box 1341, Shelby, NC 28151
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.netposse.com
MIAMI DADE COUNTY, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – Saturday evening June 30th the horses at Circle C Youth Ranch, which is part of the ministry of the First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake, were safe. That is until three men and one woman drove up in three separate vehicles and took two of the ponies away. The camp had 14 horses that they used to give rides to the almost 200 kids who came to camp each day. Now Rusty and Sundae, two of the little ponies are gone. With the all the butcherings in Miami-Dade County this is not the time or place to have one of your horses stolen.
A man was seen by a witness in the pasture placing a rope around one of the pony’s neck around 9 PM on June 30th. The witness said the men were communicating in Spanish when they were trying to catch the horses. When the men were asked what they were doing the witness was told the man and his friends were picking up their ponies that got lose. Since the person didn’t know anything about horse theft he didn’t think anything odd about the situation and did not report it to the camp directors or the police at that moment.
Later this terrible mistake was discovered by the camp directors and they knew the horses had been stolen! A report was filed with local officials.
The children at Circle C Youth Camp are asking about the whereabouts of Rusty and Sundae, the missing mare and gelding ponies.
To a child any horse is special, but Rusty and Sundae are a little more-so than most since they were adopted from the South Florida SPCA. They were to have a safe home here at the camp. Who would have ever thought this would have happen to them now, here of all places.
Stolen Horse International, Inc. received an online report on its Web site, www.NetPosse.com, filed by Wayne Hershbeger and, in short order, began distributing the information via their NetPosse.com Alert (the horse community’s Amber Alert) on the Internet to hundreds of social media groups and to thousands of individuals in an effort to rally the public to help this camp in need. A nonprofit organization, NetPosse, is well known in the equine community for horse theft education and assistance in recovering stolen or missing horses, as well as other equine equipment.
You will find a webpage with information and a printable flyer for Rusty and Sundae on their NetPosse.com listing, which is where any updates or leads will be posted. People interested in helping can search for report number NR001665 and NR001666, or use this direct link on the NetPosse.com site: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=1666 and http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=1665
Rusty and Sundae’s flyer needs to be posted in all public places since it is possible that someone has seen the horses and does not know who to contact. And remember, not everyone is on the internet, especially in rural areas of the country. It is up to those who are on the internet to print the flyer and make sure these horses are seen in public places,” says Stolen Horse International founder Debi Metcalfe.
Circulating Rusty and Sundae’s flyer and the NetPosse.com Alert nationwide is imperative, as the horses could be anywhere by now. These flyers are the tool that bring home many horses and must be posted in as many public places as possible.
NetPosse recommends posting in tack and feed stores, auction barns, restaurants, and convenience stores; in short, anywhere that area people, and potential witnesses, congregate.
“At NetPosse.com we never underestimate the power of one. If you are reading this information you are now that “one”. You can make a difference. I cannot encourage you enough to act now and help this camp when they need you most. Print a flyer immediately and post it right away!” says Metcalfe. “You never know who will post the flyers that bring Rusty and Sundae home.”
You will find the police department’s case number on Rusty and Sundae’s NetPosse flyer and webpage which helps identify this case quickly when calling in a tip. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Miami Dade Police Department or NetPosse.com with information.