Below you will find just some of the Testimonials we have received.
7/26/2016 12:04:00 PM
Two years ago we "found" our missing horse, Sulky Squaw (aka Callie). She rescued herself and was living with one of the ladies that rescued her. We, the previous owner, my daughter, and I, weren't updated on her situation and apparently she was given to someone who lied to the rescuer about her well being. She was told Callie was euthanized, when in reality, she was sold to a broker, then I guess a kill buyer and ended up in a feed lot in NC. Thanks to the report I filed in 2004, and the fact that you keep the reports to access, I was contacted a week ago that Blueblood Thoroughbred rescue and adoption was going to pull her from the feed lot, where she had been tentatively identified by her tattoo. She is safe now and getting proper care. Thank you for keeping these reports available, it has saved her twice.
7/20/2016 7:36:00 AM
About two years ago Callie (Sulky Squaw) was found. We were contacted because of the original report I filed in 2004. At that time neither we or the previous owner were able to get her back, due to financial and caregiving situations on our part, and we were told she would be safe where she was. I got a phone call last night from a wonderful woman who found out about a Thoroughbred Mare at the Tarheel feedlot. She was called about her as the feedlot read her tattoo and contacted her about the mare, who was Callie. She searched the tattoo and came across the NetPosse report I filed in 2004. After a very emotional phone call, facebook messaging back and forth between the woman, previous owner and myself, and a frantic call to my daughter so she wouldn''t stumble across this on facebook, Callie is being rescued today and sent to quarantine at the previous owner''s trainer''s facility. I''m glad I didn''t disconnect my land line when two months ago when we were considering it and I''m so grateful to NetPosse, for keeping these reports active. We''ll keep you updated on her safety and recovery.
6/20/2016 11:59:00 PM
It has been almost two years since my world fell apart. My beautiful black and white miniature filly was stolen from my trainer in Colorado County Texas. She was barely one year old and had been there only three weeks when she was taken from her stall. When I received the call that she had been stolen, I was devastated. I frantically emailed and posted her picture. It was suggested that I contact Debi Metcalfe at Stolen Horse International aka Net Posse. I did and I she explained how they could help. She assisted me through the sign up process. A flyer and Fanci''s information was immediately sent out. Although Fanci has not been found, Debi and the Net Posse crew have been very helpful. I have asked for changes in the reward four times, and they very gracefully changed it. I believe there is a chance Fanci might be across the border into Mexico, so NetPosse made a Spanish Flyer. That was not an easy task, as they had to find someone to translate it. But, Debi found someone. I have asked for numerous changes to Fanci''s report and flyer. Debi offers her good ideas for the changes, and then the changes are made. I admire Debi and the volunteers for all of lthe work they do to help the horses and their owners. NetPosse gets an A+ from me. One day we will locate Fanci. As NetPosse states, we will never give up!
6/6/2016 5:22:00 AM
One of the darkest days in our family’s life was the day we found out Chicky was missing. The day I contacted Debi Metcalfe at NetPosse.com was the day I will never forget. She gave me the strength needed to go forward and start our never-ending search for our beloved Chicky. Debi and all of the volunteers at Stolen Horse International/NetPosse have been nothing but a group of amazingly caring and loving people. Every one of them took time to speak with me, give me advice on what to do when I wasn’t exactly what was the right path, and most of all their encouraging and loving word in helping us to find Chicky. I am forever grateful and indebted to Debi and all of the volunteers at NetPosse. They are truly angels on this earth. Thank you is not enough. I love you all.
Due to Netposse I was able to get my beloved OTTB stolen from us on trial period back. It is so surreal. I cannot believe he is real and that I truly was looking at a picture of my beloved Pepper again when a friend went to visit him for me today. She texted the pictures, my heart stopped and I had goosebumps, started crying with joy. It has been a long two years without him. It is wonderful that you do what you do. If not for Netposse I'd never have recovered my boy.I owe SO much to you and Netposse. :) Warm regards.
12/16/2016 10:17:00 AM
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6/20/2016 11:10:00 PM
It has been almost two years since my world fell apart. My beautiful black and white miniature filly was stolen from my trainer in Colorado County Texas. She was barely one year old and had been there only three weeks when she was taken from her stall. When I received the call that she had been stolen, I was devastated. I frantically emailed and posted her picture. It was suggested that I contact Debi Metcalfe at Stolen Horse International aka Net Posse. I did and I she explained how they could help. She assisted me through the sign up process. A flyer and Fanci''s information was immediately sent out. Although Fanci has not been found, Debi and the Net Posse crew have been very helpful. I have asked for changes in the reward four times, and they very gracefully changed it. I believe there is a chance Fanci might be across the border into Mexico, so NetPosse made a Spanish Flyer. That was not an easy task, as they had to find someone to translate it. But, Debi found someone. I have asked for numerous changes to Fanci''s report and flyer. Debi offers her good ideas for the changes, and then the changes are made. I admire Debi and the volunteers for all of the work they do to help the horses and their owners. NetPosse gets an A+ from me. One day we will locate Fanci. As NetPosse states, we will never give up!
6/16/2016 2:48:00 PM
Debi Metcalf has created something wonderful for those of us involved with horses. It was created out of necessity brought to her attention through the loss of her and her husband''s own dear horse, Idaho. Continuing their search through frustration and the realization that various agencies do not automatically share information with one another and that some paths have to be tread with caution, eventually their dear Idaho was located and brought back home. Debi''s founding of Stolen Horse International (NewPosse.com) has given countless owners of missing horses hope and help in their journey to find their missing/stolen horse(s). Debi has become an expert on what to do first, who to contact, what to avoid, and how to help prevent becoming a victim. She has brought to us a service and support system as well as an international network to get the word (and picture) out and keep eyes open across the country, at shows, sales barns, auctions, trail rides, rodeos and other equine activities. Debi has made an extremely valuable contribution to us all!
6/8/2016 11:22:00 AM
Just wanted to take a minute and thank Debi and everyone with Stolen Horse International(SHI) again for all you did for me & my family. That day in September 2015 was one of the worst days of our lives but thanks to the quick action, endless hours and dedication all 5 of my horses were recovered and home. Debi was very knowledgeable and offered emotional support during the entire nightmare. She kept me grounded and focused. I didn''t realize horse theft was so worldwide. Please if your a horse owner, get to know SHI. Help support them with your time or contributions, so they can continue their work. The economy is causing more and more horses to disappear and with your help, SHI can continue and grow.
6/6/2016 7:25:00 AM
Debi Metcalfe had a horse stolen years ago and after years of searching she found Idaho and brought him home. This gave her the idea to create Stolen Horse International ("SHI") to help others find their stolen horse(s). How can this help you ask? What better way to catch a thief/rustler then how they did it in the Old West with a Posse. The members of SHI are that the Netposse, flyers are sent to all members to carry with them to horse sales or just in their cars/trucks in case they see a horse(s) that looks like it might fit the description of a stolen horse. They contact authorities and assist in getting the horse(s) back to their owners. They have even helped get stolen tack, etc. back to the owners.I've know Debi for many years and have watched her organization grown from a small group of people to the huge organization it is now. I have watched her educate police departments that the theft of a horse is a huge blow to a person/family, not something to be pushed under the carpet so to speak. I have seen horse(s) found and returned to their families, even after many months/years. The more members there are of SHI's Netposse the better chance you have of possibly getting your horse(s) back and save them from possible lives of misery or worse. Well done Deb and God bless - Sandy Dean
6/6/2016 7:04:00 AM
I just want to thank Net Posse for everything they did for me. I don''t think I could have done it without your help.
Yes the news media was there all day Tuesday and left only a few minutes before me. And I was told that there was a piece in the local news paper.
There was so many people out there searching for her all day Monday and Tuesday. Unfortunately I had to go home. I left the park at 6:PM and I was only home about 35 minutes when I received the phone call that she had been found! Apparently she came back to the camp herself and a very good friend who was still there saw her coming out of some very heavy woods and was able to catch her. She is home now and in good health with only a few cuts and scraps that the Vet said were going to heal very nicely. Again I can not thank you enough without you I would never have gotten all the help and support that I did. I will definitely tell everyone about you .
6/6/2016 5:54:00 AM
I went to check on my beloved horses after I got off work one evening and 3 of the 4 were there. My Sunbonnet Sue aka Sunny was nowhere to be found. Sheer terror ran through my veins like Ice water. My husband and I walked all over the property looking and calling, our family got in cars and drove the surrounding rural roads, and we went door to door asking if anyone had seen her. NOTHING. VANISHED. The very Thought of losing my Sunny was a hole in my heart. We called the sheriff who sent a deputy out and filed a stolen/missing horse report. Networking through the internet I was informed of a program called Stolen Horse International, "NetPosse", and was encouraged to contact them ASAP. I did as instructed and was so overwhelmed at the quick action, and support I received. Within minutes my horses information was taken by a compassionate and experienced volunteer and disseminated nationwide! Fliers were made for me with a case number and all pertinent information. Even a TV news interview with a video of her aired on the local news arranged by NetPosse! Through my harrowing experience of living in the unknown for a total of 13 full days, NetPosse never gave up or made me feel like my missing horse was a lost cause. The support, professionalism, optimism, and outreach i received from this group was monumental in my sanity. I can''t say enough about the dedication. NetPosse is a lifeline in a time of turmoil.
7/18/2015 8:18:00 AM
As many of us, I met Debi Metcalfe and Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse.com, at a time of crisis. I went out to feed my Palomino mare, Penny, one morning, and she was gone. I had no idea where to turn or what to do. I went home and logged onto Google. When I typed in "stolen horses", SHI's site came up. I contacted Debi, and SHI sprang into action with resources, ideas, and activation of a network of eyes and ears across the country and around the world. My story had a happy ending. Within 2 days, Penny was located and returned to me. Stolen Horse International/NetPosse work tirelessly with local and national law enforcement and volunteers to reunite horses with their families. I have never known a more focused, devoted individual than Debi. She is a powerhouse of educational information and energy, which she freely shares with everyone. Get to know SHI, support them with your time and contributions, and help them continue their work. The economy is causing more and more horses to disappear. With your help, SHI can continue and grow its important efforts. -Bonnie Earnhardt
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I just wanted to let everyone know that after hours, weeks and months looking for Raven and exhausting all efforts, I thought!. I was told about NetPosse and so I registered her with them. The man that had taken her called within two days saying he had found her because he had already sold her. He returned her within four days. Netposse has connections and has dealt with these types of matters in ways we wouldnt know to do. I am ever so thankful to them for the return of my beautiful Raven, I really thought I would never see her again. He even made the comment that they were unable to do anything with her because of the publicity from NetPosse.
Rod Valencia, CA
The best move I made in this entire mess was to contact Stolen Horse International. Debi Metcalfe was my greatest source of information and emotional support during the entire criminal and civil case. She kept me grounded and focused, and she kept me clam when I thought I was going to totally lose my mind. Her knowledge and tactical thinking kept me from messing up my case time after time. She even came to Los Angeles to stand by my side When Ariel finally came home, she is an amazing person. Her experience and strength has helped so many crime victims including me, to find justice in the area of Horse theft in both the criminal and civil arena. The SHI motto is "never under estimate the power of one" I say. "Never underestimate the power of Debi Metcalfe, she is a "One Woman Posse", and bad guys..... she is coming for you.
Thanks for starting NetPosse Debi! People don't realize how many horses go missing or get stolen every year. It was a silent epidemic but now it is getting more and more visiblility and even people who don't have horses or live out in the country are more aware and on the lookout when horses and owners need help. I hope I never have to file a report and I hope I will be able to help find someones horse for them someday. Together all of us out here can make a difference.
Stolen Horse International - they are AMAZING if you ever need help finding a horse they NEVER give up and Debi Metcalfe is my life saver. She did the impossible. Who is there to help you, support you and your efforts to keep looking even when your heart made you stop? STOLEN HORSE INTERNATIONAL and DEBI MEDCALFE that is who! Opie has been gone almost 10 years. 10 years is a very very long time. Today 7/30/2012 I got a call I could not believe. A person called and told Debi she was going to buy a horse but the story did not seem right. She looked on STOLEN HORSE INTERNATIONAL's web site and found him. . I am just wanting the world to know how amazing these people are. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
If not for people continuing to help and look, my pony Cheyenne would not have been found AFTER 5 YEARS by Debi Metcalfe and Stolen Horse International! NO POST IS EVER OUTDATED when someone's beloved horse is gone and you don't know what happened to them. I NEVER STOPPED SEARCHING every pasture I could see for a little black and white pony in the five years Cheyenne was gone. On several occasions I got off a highway to search for a road to drive by a pasture but it was never my pony in whatever field I found. If not for Stolen Horse International, I would still be looking and wondering about Cheyenne. I can never say THANK YOU enough!
NetPosse is DEFIANTELY worth contributing towards..all of you and the followers of NetPosse were such angels to me when Pix was missing. I am very grateful to everyone for helping me stay with nothing but positive thinking!! Your the greatest!
ust wanted to thank Debi for her help with getting the word out about my stolen Pony, Pudgy. After all this time (almost 9 years!) she still mentions him at her seminars. Please join me at the Hoosier Horse Fair this April 13 - 15, 2012 as Debi speaks about what to do if this terrible crime happens to you! I am planning to go meet Debi for the first time and thank her personally for helping me in my attempt to recover Pudgy. God Bless and I hope this never happens to you.
I'd like to thank everyone with NetPosse for your help in finding Pix. You have all been there with great suggestions, words of hope and ideas. Debi, awesome flyer! :-) Your organization is a blessing and one that I will be sure to promote every chance I get. I hope I never have to use the service for a lost horse again, but can guarantee in that even, NetPosse will be the first place I go. Your all too wonderful! I wish I could thank each and every person individually but there have been sooo many I've lost count. LOL. So thank you again to allllll. Merry Christmas from Anastacia and the infamous Pix!
Thank you very much or your help with Mercy. It is a huge thing just to get it out there. Information is a powerful thing. There were so many people here that were looking for her which was really just a blessing to us. People were out there and trying to find her which you know is huge. We're grateful to have her back and healthy and safe which is all that we have been praying for.
Cheryl Ann Zamisch
Stolen Horse International is the best place you can find info if your horse is stolen! Debi (and her staff) was there for me when my precious "Candy" was stolen and missing for SIXTY-FOUR WEEKS back in 2003! Don't think "oh, it could never happen to me" because that's the wrong attitude! It COULD VERY WELL happen to you! I pray for all those horses who are stolen / missing, and pray for their owners to never give up
Thank you for getting this type of organization going! Before I found SHI, I had NO IDEA how many horses are lost and stolen each year. I never thought about the possibility with my horses. Because of you and Netposse, I have learned and implemented a lot of things to help keep my horses safe. Helping SHI in any way is my way of giving back.
NetPosse.com was instrumental in the recovery of our horse Lily. Lily was missing in Georgia in January 2008. I knew who had taken Lily and had contacted the police but they were not interested in helping me. Finally at the beginning of February 2008 I was told about NetPosse.com as an organization that could help me and they sure did. By the end of February we had Lily back. They were able to get the word out about Lily and with the situation exposed the guilty party became very cooperative. If you are dealing with a missing or stolen horse don't try to do it on your own. NetPosse.com can reach millions! Thank you again NetPossee.com you are doing such valuable work.
Stolen Horse International has become a HUGE part of my life through volunteering in what ever way I can. Although I have never had the misfortune of having a horse stolen, I get extreme satisfaction in looking at auctions, and researching the web on a myriad of horse websites & classifieds, hoping to maybe get a glimpse of someone else's precious creature, taken from them. My biggest dream is that someday, I will find a horse for someone and see the look on their face when that horse is returned to them. The look would be my compensation and a huge bonus for what I do. From the beginning, Debi Metcalfe has been a totally committed person to what she believes and is always there to lend an ear. Stolen Horse International is by far, a superior organization committed to helping others.
It was a year ago that we found our dear sweet donkey Lil, deceased. As you can imagine she's been on my mind of late and I wanted to make sure I thank you and your wonderful network for the good work you do. The support I received from all over got me through a terrible 3 week ordeal. I am a pragmatic person but I cried for the whole three weeks as the days ticked by. Thank you so very much for being there for us all. I will never forget you telling me that no lost or stolen animal is too small or insignificant for you to assist. You were telling me I wasn't alone and I'll never forget the relief and gratitude I felt.
Netposse has been wonderful, the moment I submitted my stolen horse report I had a wonderful net work of volunteers jumping in and helping spread the word, I have received hundreds of emails from people all over the United States stepping in to help, its reassuring to someone that has just had there world yanked out from underneath them, to know there are people willing and caring enough to help, and your not alone... if it were not for Netposse and everyone associated with them, I would be at a loss they really do care about finding your horse.. Bless you Netposse Bless all of you.. One day I know with your help we will bring Mayito home.. and maybe I can help you find another family member that has been taken.
Diane and Reggie
I lost Sonny for 9 long days and if it had not been for some very caring folks in North Carolina it would have been very difficult to deal with. One great big Thank-You to NetPosse who done a tremendous job when I had no idea where to even start. Those people are wonderful and I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs their assistance. Sonny is now home and enjoying his family and all the attention he is getting. He sure missed his grain.
Justin and Judy
Debi, we can't thank you enough for all that you and everyone else did for us. You have a wonderful program going and we are telling everyone we meet about you. We hope from time to time to be able to send donations your way to help a little with all the expenses you're out. We thank everyone at NetPosse for all the work you put forth on this case. We are sure that your efforts were a direct result in the case being solved in a timely manner. We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers, your thoughts, and your emails showing your concern. It meant a lot to us to know that so many people cared. We know Daisy would tell you the same thing if she could talk. May God Bless you all. Thank you and we pray God's blessings on your efforts.
Karen and Darlene
I wanted to inform you that Jirah has been found and is safely at home. We got a call from a boarding stable in Brooksville, FL. The 10 year old child of the stable owner recognized Jirah from the flyer printed in the paper there and the father called the police. Yesterday, the police captain and Karen went up and identified him and picked him up. The day before this, a woman had confessed to the crime to a boarder at my barn and he called the police. She was arrested that same day and confessed to the crime, but had refused to tell where the horse was. Thank you so much for your help with this. We couldn't have found Jirah without your help. Please let the kind people know that the search for Jirah is over and he's home now. Please keep up the great work you do!!
I always read these alerts on the many yahoo groups and having a group of my own that deals with horse and pony ads from everywhere around the globe was wondering if you would care to join the group and post that way all the members there have a heads up to. I think this program is an awesome way to put the information out there. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for all you do for so many people who have lost their much loved friends. I always pray with each new missing horse and cry for the people who have lost them. I will always pray for the safe return of the horses who are ripped away from the ones who love them and I will always rejoice for the ones brought home. I am so happy that Idaho brought about this much needed help for folks who have had their horses stolen. I am also very happy that she was returned to you. I think about what happened to Pepper and it breaks my heart to know there are people out there who are so hateful and destructive. I am glad to be able to pray for everyone who needs prayer. It's all I have to offer, but it's enough many times! Thanks Deb. Give Idaho a hug for me ok and thanks for having the heart to do what you do! You are an angel! Hugs,
Toni and Martin
Just wanted to let you know that Tank and Quincy were both found with my trailer this afternoon about 6 hrs ago and are home and ... can't say very well, but better than they were when i found them today. I want to extend my greatest appreciation to you and your contacts...I have gotten so much support and many prayers from those members. I have received probably 40-50 emails and they were all touching. I never knew so many people would go out of their way to help someone they didn't even know. Some people were driving as many as two hours out of their way to look for us. You must tell them ALL "Thanks So Much, we appreciate as they will never know!" Love to all, may GOD bless you with a bounty of good fortune; You are a jewel, Debi! Thanks.
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