Press Release - Three Horses Missing From Gassaway, WV, Need Help

Press Release - Three Horses Missing From Gassaway, WV, Need Help

09 January 2023



Contact: Debi Metcalfe

PO Box 1341, Shelby, NC 28151

(704) 472-4314


Three Horses Missing From Gassaway, WV, Listed With Well Known National Organization

 January 9, 2023 – On Wednesday, January 4, three horses were found missing from a Gassaway property. Did the missing West Virginia three get out of their pasture? Without clues, no one is sure what happened to them; not even the Braxton County Sherriff deputy called to the scene.

Discovered missing from Straight Fork Rd at feeding time, even an extensive search failed to find the horses. Adams filed a report with the Braxton County Sheriff's Department.

Lakota, a six-year-old black and white Gypsy Vanner horse; Bo, a greyish brown mini Jack (male) donkey and Chase, a brown and white Paint gelding, need your help finding their way home. 

The owner, Britni Adams, is worried sick about her animals. " I am so worried about my babies. They've been with our family for a long time. On Wednesday, around one or so, a family member called me and said he couldn't find the horses when he went to feed them. We searched the fence and found that the fence that crossed the creek got washed out. That may be how they got out of their field."

Once Adams discovered her horses were gone, she started her quest to find them by searching the area and posting on Facebook. Immediately, people recommended that she contact NetPosse, also known as Stolen Horse International. 

Adams filed "Missing Horse" reports on Stolen Horse International's website, Upon receipt of the notifications, volunteers went to work. Stolen Horse International issued the NetPosse Alert, the horse industry 'Amber' alert, to social media platforms, network partners, and their NetPosse News e-newsletter. 

"The West Virginia three flyer needs to be posted in all public places since it is possible that someone has seen the horses and does not know whom to contact," says Stolen Horse International founder Debi Metcalfe.

Metcalfe adds, "Not everyone is on the internet, especially in rural areas. It is up to those on the internet to download and print the flyer from the webpage of the three animals. Post the flyer everywhere, not just in Equus-related places. Check your Ring doorbells and outside cameras. You never know who may have seen them. Someone could have clues on their surveillance devices and not even know it."

Adams adds, "it's going to kill me if I don't get them back. I haven't been sleeping or eating. I'm devastated and will not stop or rest till my babies are home safe. They are great horses. They could be anywhere doing anything by now."

"I lost my babies, my ultimate dream horse, my heart horse, and my other two babies. Please, help me find them." 

You will find webpages with information and a printable flyer for Lakota, Bo, and Chase on their report listings. Stolen Horse International and Adams post updates in the comment section at the bottom of each webpage. 

To talk directly to the owner, contact Britni Adams,, 304-644-4459

People interested in helping can search for NETPOSSE ID #5742, #5743and #5744 on the website. You can also use the direct link on the site:

The online press release link: Stolen Horse Internation can supply pictures by request. 

Feel free to use the flyer and other information in the NetPosse Alert on Facebook. Original post link: 


For more information on Stolen Horse International and its programs, visit the website at or Stolen Horse International is a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to it are tax-deductible as charitable contributions and are greatly appreciated.

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