Re: Horse Thefts Wrexham
It IS horrible to wake up and find your pet has been taken. In our case, just over 18 months ago, we found our lovely Lottie, our coloured donkey, had been taken overnight from her stable in our garden. At first I wondered why the gate was open, in fact it wasn't there; the padlock had been cut and the gate (14ft 5-barred oak, so quite heavy) had gone. Lottie had been led out - we saw her dainty footprints - and loaded into something big enough to take the gate too.
We alerted the Police, the RSPCA and other agencies including the Donkey Sanctuary, whose welfare officers have been looking out for her. We believe that she was sold at Derby horse sales on the following Saturday tho' possibly not through the ring. Some weeks later we learned that Lottie was being 'put through her paces', pulling a dray and being (badly and cruelly) driven in the direction of a travellers' camp. This was the day before the sales but by the time we received this information (which was reported to the RSPCA) the travellers had, of course, moved on.
It never occurred to us to have Lottie micro-chipped. We knew we would never not recognise her! Another mistake was believing that equine passports mean anything......
It's the 'not knowing' that's SO difficult. Please look at Lottie's website and if you have any info PLEASE get in touch. www.freewebs.com/missingdonkey Thank you.