NR005023 - MISSING EQUINE Dakota, Hawk $500.00 REWARD  LOCATED/RECOVERED - IN

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Incident Details

Incident Details

Incident Date:
3/25/2016 
Location:
Shipshewana (LaGrange County), IN, 46565, USA

A trainer from Manitou Beach, MI sold my horses at the auction in Shipshewana, IN. He put them in an 18 year old girls name to cover his tracks. Dakota was bought by a horse trader from Kentucky, and believed to have been shipped East (possibly New Jersey).

Hawk has been located. Still looking for Dakota. We have reason to believe Dakota went through the Cranbury auction.

Equine Recovered
Name:
Dakota [RECOVERED] 
Color:
Buckskin/Grulla 
Breed:
Quarter Horse - Mustang 
Gender:
Gelding 
Age:
16 years 
Height:
15.0 hands 
Weight:
1000 lbs 
Microchip:
No 

All Markings
Face: Snip
Leg Markings: Left Front Leg - None • Left Rear Leg - None • Right Front Leg - None • Right Rear Leg - None •
Other Details: mutton withers
Temperament:
4 - fairly calm
Skills:
Trail Riding: Recreational


Equine Recovered
Name:
Hawk [RECOVERED] 
Color:
White/Sorel 
Breed:
Paint 
Gender:
Gelding 
Age:
17 years 
Height:
14.0 hands 
Weight:
800 lbs 
Microchip:
No 

All Markings
Face: Bald
Details: Somewhere between bald and blaze
Leg Markings: Left Front Leg - None • Left Rear Leg - None • Right Front Leg - None • Right Rear Leg - None •
Other Details: All four legs are white. The left rear leg has some sorel coloring on the inside.
Temperament:
5
Skills:
Trail Riding: Recreational


Owner Information

Owner Information

Email Address:
Full Name:
Carrie Schotte  
Telephone:
7342558708 
Cellphone / Other:
7342558708 
Location:
Munith , MI 49259 
County:
Jackson 
Country:
USA
 

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Public Notes

7/4/2017 4:17:00 PM

6/25/2017 5:35:00 AM

Happy Endings!
 
Many of you ask about the story behind what happened to the horses that are missing, lost or stolen. Stolen Horse International, Inc. aka NetPosse.com​ has a story for you! https://www.facebook.com/StolenHorseInternationalNetPosse/posts/1623785160969303:0
 
You may recall that we reported Dakota was located back on September 22, 2016. We were not able to reveal specifics about his story until the logistics were ironed out.
 
While we still can’t provide you with some details, an overview of Dakota’s full story: Dakota was sold by the trainer without permission at a horse auction and purchased by a killbuyer who then shipped him to another auction in New Jersey. He was bought by a man at the auction who in turn sold him to a police department. Carrie Schotte​ spent 6 months searching and tracking Dakota from one place to another but in the long run, Dakota had a wonderful ending to his story. Dakota is now a mounted patrol horse now!!!! Now just how cool is that?!
 
We are so proud of you, Dakota, and we enjoy watching you serve our country in the local agency that you are in. Dakota’s name is no longer Dakota to the police department and for safety/security purposes, we will refrain from releasing the information on his new name and the agency that he serves. He has a wonderful new owner/partner and she takes fabulous care of him. We hope to be able to provide more information in the future.
 
For now, please join us in congratulating Dakota on his new job in the Mounted Patrol!
 
To read more about Dakota’s story, please click here: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5023
 
#Dakota #MissingHorse #MountedPatrol #HappyEndings #NetPosse#StolenHorseInternational#BringingHorsesHome
 

9/22/16 - DAKOTA HAS BEEN LOCATED! HE IS DOING VERY WELL AND IN THE BEST OF CARE! Dakota has a job......while the logistics are being ironed out, we can't say more than that. But we will say it has been an honor to help with locating Dakota and a HUGE relief to know that he is safe and still an absolute sweetheart! More information will be provided when we are given the "all clear". Thank you to everyone for helping with the search for Dakota.

From Carrie Schotte: "The news you've all been waiting to hear.... DAKOTA HAS BEEN FOUND! He's happy, healthy, alive and well! This is going to sound like I won an award, which is kind of how I feel, but I truly couldn't have done this without such amazing support. First, all of you who shared my post... thank you! Anyone who prayed for Dakota...thank you! My case worker at Netposse... thank you! My friends for listening and letting me cry (and sometimes mixing me a really strong margarita - you know who you are)... thank you! My mom and husband who let me talk about it NON-STOP... thank you! Dakota's first "mom" who was always there when I needed encouragement...thank you! My thoughtful co-workers...thank you! And perhaps most of all, sincerest gratitude to the amazing woman who's been caring for my sweet boy for months. You've taken impeccable care of Dakota.... thank you so much for loving him and keeping him safe. I am forever grateful. <3"

9/10/16 - We have reason to believe Dakota went through the Cranbury auction

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It has not been determined yet as to if this case is being handled as Stolen and therefore is listed as Missing until further information from Law Enforcement has been received.

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NetPosse™ Missing Horse Alert for Dakota- Shipshewana, IN - 16 year old Buckskin/Grulla Quarter Horse Gelding. Dakota & Hawk were sent to a trainer to work on some issues. Carrie found out that within days of the trainer having Hawk and Dakota he took them to Shipshewana and sold them. Hawk has since been located and recovered. Dakota is still missing. See pictures, full details, contact info and Dakota's flyer that we ask you to print and post everywhere. The flyer can be found on Dakota's webpage: Click here: http://www.netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=5023 Please help find Dakota by sharing this information to your friends, social media groups, etc. 

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Date of Filing: 8/26/2016 10:19:00 PM