Stolen Horse Found Tied to Tree Without Food & Water

By: The Montgomery County Police Reporter, KBTX Staff
By: The Montgomery County Police Reporter, KBTX Staff

Montgomery County Officials say a horse stolen from a tractor supply store parking lot has been recovered after being found tied to a tree, left without food and water for days.

The theft occurred at a tractor supply store in Porter, east of New Caney.

Late Tuesday afternoon Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputies were contacted by a Houston Police Department Auto Theft detective. He reported that he had possibly found the horse that was stolen Friday from the Tractor Supply in Porter.

Deputies responded to the location and were able to recover the horse. The truck and trailer were not at the location.

Deputy Morrow contacted the horses owner Anita Lee who had been out most of the day placing signs offering a reward for the horses return.

A friend loaned Lee a truck and trailer as she responded to the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables Office in New Caney.

The horse, "Kat's Trophy" arrived and welcomed Lee's hand-out of peppermints but was more interested in getting to some green grass. Lee said Kat's Trophy looked a little thin and had halter burns but was otherwise in good condition.

Deputy Morrow said the horse had been dropped at the location several days ago and was tied to a tree with no food or water. There were other horses on the location also which had been taken care of.

According to Constable Hayden, they are now talking to some people in the area in an attempt to find the ones responsible for the theft and also try to locate the truck and trailer.

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