KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Horse thievery might not appear to be a contemporary concern, however Hearts of Horse Haven stated that it has seen a rise in makes an attempt to steal their horses.
The nonprofit works with horses that had been victims of animal abuse and neglect. They heal and recuperate horses in order that they’ll discover new properties, whereas additionally educating horse homeowners about tips on how to correctly handle their animals.
On Wednesday, they stated that they’ve seen a number of makes an attempt of individuals attempting to steal horses after their costs at auctions rose. Now, they’re urging individuals to maintain a detailed eye on their horses.
“Verify your fence strains, verify your pastures,” stated Ashley Ford, the operations director of Horse Haven Tennessee. “Should you can have an precise lock in your gate, that helps. However clearly, individuals can break by means of that type of stuff. So simply ensuring that you’ve got eyes on them on a regular basis — cameras are fantastic. They assist see what we won’t.”
She stated horse homeowners ought to particularly be cautious in the event that they plan on leaving the world for an extended time frame, resembling in the event that they go on trip. She additionally stated that homeowners can ‘freeze model’ their horses, which can let public sale homes inform if they’re stolen. To do that, homeowners can use a branding iron with a freezing agent to indicate possession over the horse.