When I gave Candy away it was understood that she was never to be sold unless I was notified. Guess what that didn’t happen. I was not told Candy changed hands again and the owner did not transfer the microchip. That’s why I got that call. People are lazy and some don’t want to tell you the truth.
I bought my microchips at the Virginia Horse Expo from Stolen Horse International almost a decade ago. I had a vet insert the microchip into my horse's neck and years later I got the phone call.
Well, it worked people! Please do the right thing and take care of your family. The microchip is well worth it for your fur babies!
Stolen Horse International not only aids in the search and recovery of missing horses and pets, but we also provide educational outreach programs such as the one at the Virginia Horse Expo over a decade ago.
It was because our founder, Debi Metcalfe, who was a presenter at the event, had a booth on the showroom floor manned by Harold Metcalfe and volunteers, and a horse owner who cared enough to ID their horse that this recovery took place. What you do today can truly affect your tomorrow or, in this case, bring a horse home safely.
Stolen Horse International-NetPosse.com hopes this testimonial helps you understand the importance of equine ID, no matter which type you choose. We highly recommend the microchip which serves as a VIN number in your horse in the coordination of some type of permanent visible ID such as a freeze brand.
Identifying your horse is only part of making sure you have extra protection to keep your horse safe. Don't forget to register your method of identification. If you purchase a microchip from Stolen Horse International's NetPosse Store, for example, fill out the pre-paid company registration and mail it back to the microchip company. If you purchase a package with the additional pre-paid NetPosse all ID record registry take the time to fill in the information on your account on this website.
If you sell your horse please make sure the new owner knows to transfer the registrations. Otherwise, the original owner, like the example in this article, will remain as owner of the record. This may or may not cause legal complications if a horse lands in our court system.
Post note: This horse remained in his final home. He is being taken care of with great care but like many horses decided to go on a walkabout one night.