Name: Otis Gender: Gelding Species: Horse Breed: Quarter horse Description: Purchased April 3rd in Bridgeport, Washington which is 2.5 hr drive from our home. Otis was secure in a pasture with electric fencing, fence was charged and it was obvious he was familiar with electric fences. That enclosure was within our perimeter fencing, all gates closed. 2 other horses were free to roam our whole property. I left for about 1 1/2 hrs but husband home, he didn’t see or hear anything. When I got back he was gone. No damage to any fending, not signs he jumped the fence anywhere, he was quite content in the pasture and was a very calm, non excitable horse. Neighbors on either side have horses so one would think if he did get out he’d gravitate towards them. Ground to dry to look for prints plus other horses have prints all over. Neighbors alerted who helped search. We immediately searched a large area by quad and truck and have every day since. Nothing. Not even fresh manure. We suspect someone lead him off the property into a waiting trailer. He’s about 15.2H, red roan, 10-11 years old, super people friendly, no brands/tattoos. Posted on social media, filed a report with Kittitas County Sheriff Office case # S21-04387, contacted the animal shelter and equine rescue in Ellensburg, Wa.
Kittitas County Sheriff
April 27 ·
This is Otis, an 11-year old gelding Red Quarter Horse. Otis has been missing from his home in the north Thorp area since April 5. We believe Otis was intentionally taken.
Horse theft is very uncommon in our county. Though we have lots of horses, the equine community is law-abiding and well-connected. Now, we need the help of that community to help locate Otis. If you have any information that might help us find and return Otis to his proper home, please call Kittcom at 509-925-8534 and refer to Sheriff's Office case S21-04387. Also, please share and broadcast our call for information. The more eyes are looking for Otis, the better odds we'll get him back well and soon! Post Link: https://www.facebook.com/KittitasCountySheriff/posts/1915729731919426 Area Last Seen: Ellensburg, Wa, Wa, 98926 Date Stolen: 4/5/2021 Contact
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