THEY'RE MORE THAN JUST TWO HORSES - THEY'RE ANIMALS
THAT VETERANS COUNT ON - FOR THERAPY.
320 WEST ST.
LA VALLE WI
THEY'VE BEEN STOLEN.
VETERAN EQUINE TRAIL SERVICE.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER'S BEEN LOOKING INTO
THE THEFT AND JOINS US.
DAVE - THIS HAS REALLY HIT FOLKS INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM
IT HAS - YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE HORSES
MEAN TO A VETERAN OR A POLICE OFFICER DEALING WITH
THESE HORSES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES
- AND NOW THEY ARE GONE.
these are my fuzzy children.
IT IS A PLACE FOR SECOND CHANCES.
we rescue morgan horses.
we're one of two in the united states.
RESCUED HORSES WHO RETURN THE FAVOR FOR VETERANS IN
NEED OF RESCUING AS WELL
they really help each other, it is full circle.
you start with a rescued horse, you add the vet.
48 RESCUED HORSES.
this is thor coming up.
this is lola.
AND BARBARA KNOPF KNOWS EACH AND EVERY ONE.
it is kind of like picking you kids ouit at the school
you know which ones are yours.
WHICH IS WHY LAST FRIDAY MORNING SHE KNEW SOMETHING
WAS WRONG - SHE COULDN'T FIND JIMMY.
and we couldn't find him and upon finishing my head
count that morning we found we were missing vicki,
which is the yearling chestnut filly as well.
RIGHT AWAY - THEY STARTED SEARCHING THE 70 ACRE FARM.
we've contacted dnr sauk county sheriff's department,
we have walked the fence, we've run it in a four wheelers,
we've run it in a gator.
UNTIL THEY CAME TO THE REALIZATION - THE TWO HORSES
HAD BEEN TAKEN.
JIMMY IS USED FOR P-T-S-D THERAPY BY A SOLDIER IN
THE NATIONAL GUARD - VICKI PROVIDES THERAPY FOR A
these horses belong to a police officer and veterans
and they protect us and give us our freedom.
why would someone be so callous?
i don't want anybody to hurt because they lost their
horse, but they trusted me to care for them and i
can't answer why these two horses are missing and
i just don't want my friends to hurt anymore and i
just want the horses back.
AND THAT IS THE BOTTOMLINE - THEY JUST WANT THE HORSES
THEY ARE HOPING WHOEVER TOOK THE HORSES WILL EITHER
RETURN THEM - NO QUESTIONS ASKED OR LEAVE THE HORSES
SOMEWHERE SAFE AND CONTACT THE SAUK COUNTY SHERIFF'S
AS WE SAID MICHELLE - THESE HORSES ARE VERY, VERY
IMPORTANT TO THOSE VETERANS.
-- MICHELLE --