Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:29

RCMP Livestock Section investigate theft of 12 mares

Written by  Jamie Rieger
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It is well over a year since 12 mares went missing from a grazing pasture at Tsuu T'ina Nation near Calgary and the RCMP Southern Alberta Livestock unit is hopeful that somebody with information will come forward.


The missing horses are described as
- 2 Blue Roan Mares
- 2 Red Roan Mares
- 1 Buckskin Mare
- 2 Dark Bay Mares
- 5 Sorrel Mares
RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said the blue roans in particular would be easy to spot because the colouring is not common.
"Blue roan is not common. Also, because of the time that has passed, there is a chance they may have a foal at their side," said Peters, who added that neglect is not part of the investigation.
"All of the horses were well cared for. This is not a case of neglect. They were looked after, were registered mares and were grazing in an area with other animals,"
One unknown factor is if the horses were stolen in one incident or if the mares were stolen over a period of time.
"We don't believe that 12 horses just left on their own, but we don't know if they were taken all at once or over time," he said.
Anyone with information on this crime or anyone who has information on the location of the horses is asked to contact the RCMP Livestock Section at 403-420-4972. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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