Reward Offered in Florida Show Horse Theft

Reward Offered in Florida Show Horse Theft

This 11-year old Andalusian mare named Deseada was discovered missing on Jan. 19.

Photo: Courtesy of the Miami-Dade Police Department

Florida law enforcement authorities hope that the offer of a cash reward will help them find whoever stole a show horse from a ranch in Miami-Dade.

Kathleen Monahan, president, South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue, said an 11-year old Andalusian mare named Deseada was discovered missing on Jan. 19 after neighbors reported hearing a disturbance. Investigators believe the mare was taken sometime between the night of Jan. 18 and the early morning hours of Jan. 19, Monahan said.

The missing horse was microchipped for identification, she said.

A foal produced by the mare in December was not taken, Monahan said.

The Miami-Dade Police's Agricultural Patrol is investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, the horse's owner, Mauricio Guillen, is offering a reward through CrimeStoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Agricultural Unit at 786/218-8344 or CrimeStoppers at 307/471-8477.

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