NetPosse Fundraiser in honor of Dedrick

NetPosse Fundraiser in honor of Dedrick

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As a horse theft victim, I ask for your help on behalf of Dedrick and the innocent horses and their owners, past, present, and future, that Stolen Horse International helps.

Dedrick Brings Hope For All Victims

There never seems to be enough good news in the world today. Share Dedrick's miracle story, and put a smile on someone's heart. Dedrick was stolen in the wee hours of the morning on June 23, 2023. Soon after, he was reported to Stolen Horse International. Dedrick's NetPosse Alert was first on Facebook and then disseminated to the rest of the NetPosse network, all searching for him and hoping to bring him home. There were almost 6,000 shares within hours. Soon a tip came in after someone had seen the alert and a listing for a Friesian for sale on Craigslist. Debbie's worked with family and friends to devise a plan to catch the thief. It worked! Around 6 pm, Dedrick was found and later brought home.

Here is the rest of the story in this touching 5-minute video. We hope you are as touched by this story as we at Stolen Horse International were. We watch miracles happen!

Stolen Horse International thanks Debbie for sponsoring this fundraiser, and mostly for being one of the best victims we have worked with. Because we have worked with over 6,000 cases, we've learned much about what works better and more efficiently when searching for a horse. We developed an action plan for victims to follow, based on our experience. Debbie followed step by step, starting with reporting Dedrick to us quickly. We cannot say enough about her courage and tenacity when finding her boy. We wish all of our victims could follow her lead.

About Stolen Horse International, also known as NetPosse.

Stolen Horse International, also known as NetPosse, is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides many services to the horse industry and victims. Social media platforms are just one way we contact people in our network. Please, distinguish the many Facebook groups and pages which follow our lead from the work we do via our website. We are the only page backed by over 25 years of experience helping victims. You can view our accomplishments and learn more about Stolen Horse International on the ABOUT link.

Why Stolen Horse International is desperate for donations.

Did you also know that donations nationwide due to COVID-19 and the recession are down as much as 60% in 2023? Small nonprofits cannot fund their budget without donations and are closing. Unless there are enough funds to support our victim's services and educational outreach programs, we will be forced to change our mission work drastically, eliminate our most important program, or even close in the future. 

Please consider donating in honor of Dedrick, the stolen Friesian. You can make our future brighter and help us keep our doors open for another year, hopefully well into the future.

Give via this Dedrick campaign here online through our website, automatically showing your donation in your account.

Or directly through Paypal,

If you want to donate smaller amounts over time, join our $5-A-Month Club.

You can also mail in your donation to the following:

 Stolen Horse International Covid Crises Fund
 PO Box 1341
 Shelby, NC, 28151

Make checks payable to Stolen Horse International

Thank you for your consideration and your support.

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"I can’t say enough about this wonderful organization." - Debbie LaBaw

"If anyone ever experiences the devastating loss of your horse due to theft, please reach out to this organization. They were absolutely amazing!! Thank you again Debi Metcalfe, for all your help. I can never thank you enough!"

Debbie LaBaw, the owner of Dedrick, the stolen Friesian, initiated this fundraising campaign. Your gifts will be directed toward the Stolen Horse International Victim’s Services Program in honor of Dedrick's Fund.

For Stolen Horse International, responding quickly to missing, lost, found, and stolen animal cases is crucial to reuniting horses and pets with their owners.  Adequate funding allows us to allocate our resources efficiently and where our needs are greatest. And your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

If you wish to do so or have any questions, please get in touch with us at (704)484-2165 or