June 22, 2012 DOVER-FOXCROFT -- If you don't think that "it" can happen to you and "it" always happens to someone else, maybe you should think again. Or better yet ask Judy Edgerly.
Judy Edgerly of Dover-Foxcroft loves all of her animals, but there's one group that is her pride and joy.
"I love horses. I always have," she said.
Before June 12th, you would have found five horses in her backyard.
"1:30 in the morning, they got out through the gate. The gate was hooked as far as I could tell, but evidently the latch didn't fall down into the slot," explained Edgerly.
The horses dashed out onto Route 7. Edgerly and her husband got three of them home safely. One was hit by a truck and had to be put down.
But Edgerly couldn't find the fifth, a pregnant gray arabian mare. She's been looking for her everyday.
"I want to know where she is, whether she's alive or whether she's not. It just kind of settles it, to end this. Every day I wonder if she's going to show up, or the first few days I did anyway, or is she laying in the woods suffering or something, you know. It's just awful," she said.
After ten days, she's prepared herself for the worst.
"I need to know exactly what happened, if she's gone then she's not suffering anymore," she said.
Missing Pregnant Mare Found Aliveby WABI-TV5 News Desk -
June 25th 2012 08:49am Dover-Foxcroft - A missing horse from Dover-Foxcroft was found this weekend.
Owner Judy Edgerly says the pregnant horse went missing after it dashed out of a gate and onto Route 7 on June 12th.
Edgerly and her husband promised not to stop looking until they found the horse.
And they did.
This weekend, the grey mare was found in a back field off of Route 7.
She has a bad wound on her leg, but the vets she would recover nicely.
Edgerly is happy to have her family back together.
Resource: WABI=TV News, http://www.wabi.tv/news/31197/dover-foxcroft-woman-searching-for-missing-pregnant-mare and http://www.wabi.tv/news/31222/missing-pregnant-mare-found-alive