Desperate owner offers reward

  • The devastated owners of two horses which were stolen nearly three weeks ago are so desperate to trace their whereabouts that they have offered a £2,000 reward for their safe return.

    Bobby, a four-year gelding, and Anna-Mae, a two-year-old filly, were stolen from their field in the Gornal area of the West Midlands sometime between 8.30pm on 10 May and 9amthe following morning.

    A family friend, who was out walking his dog, rang to tell the family that their fence had been tampered with and two of their three horses were missing.

    “The theft of Bobby (pictured bottom) and Anna-Mae has ripped my daughter apart,” said distraught owner Lisa Grove. “She is not eating properly and I hear her crying every night when she goes to bed. It is breaking my heart because I feel so helpless.”

    For the last three weeks, Lisa and her family have spent every minute of their time searching for the pair, who seemed to have disappeared without trace.

    “We are so worried we have terminated the lease on the field and moved our remaining horse to new premises, because we are frightened they may come back and try and take him.

    Bobby is a 14.2hh skewbald gelding with a white mane and tail. Anna-Mae is a 13.2hh piebald filly with a white tail and split colour mane. Both are described as very friendly and easy to approach.

    Lisa has visited several horse sales around the country, including Stow and Derby, but so far there have been no reported sightings of either of them.

    “I would dearly love to have them back – I won’t ask any questions about where they came from or how much they paid, I just want them home.”

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lisa directly (tel: 01384 211702 or 07739 177723).

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