BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities said five Louisiana teenagers were arrested on suspicion of stealing two horses that appeared to be physically abused.
The state Department of Agriculture and Forestry said in a statement that the five teens are from St. Landry Parish and range from 13 to 16 years old.
Investigators from the state agency believe the teens stole the horses from a stockyard in Opelousas on April 4. They were arrested April 10 and taken to a juvenile detention center.
One of the teens faces charges of theft of livestock and aggravated cruelty of animals. The others face related charges, including theft and accessory after the fact to theft of livestock. Source at KALB »
Note: The report does not say why the teens took the horses. It seems to imply that the teens were the ones who abused them. We are following up. If anyone has further information on this story please contact us at email@example.com or use our contact form.
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A therapy horse has been reported missing in Jefferson County, Mo.
“Cooper” was reported missing from his pasture in Cedar Hill, Mo., July 11.
The owner — who suffered a serious injury several years ago and uses the horse to rebuild rebuild leg strength — is offering a reward for any information.
“Cooper”, who is pictured above, has special stirrups, according to Stolen Horse International. Stolen Horse International, also known as NetPosse.com is an organization that helps with the locating of missing or stolen horses.
Anyone who has seen the horse or has information is asked to call Mark Lenz at (314) 458-3009 or (314) 761-4832 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCALA – Sheriff’s deputies are seeking help finding four miniature horses that were stolen from Ocala West Training Center at 14871 S.W. 20th Place, according to the owner.
The victim told a sheriff’s deputy her daughter last saw the animals was Thursday, May 20. On Sunday, when they went to move the horses, they noticed four of the 18 were missing. A fifth mini had a white ribbon tied into the mane.
The missing horses – Echo, Knickers, Dance and Tixie – are valued at $2,000.
The owner said waited a little while to call authorities because she reported the incident to the farm manger and also searched for the animals herself.
Anyone with any information can call the Sheriff’s Office at 732-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.