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Facebook helps solve Louisiana horse theft case


Kamikaze, aka Sparky the horse, is back home in Algiers, Louisiana after his theft was solved through Facebook posts.

On Friday morning, Sparky was discovered taken from his stall at Magnolia Equestrian Center through the back of the barn and through two paddocks before being cut through a fence on the back of the property leading to a street. Owner Alisa Dobronich and her veterinarian took to Facebook and it went viral, especially after a $600 reward was offered.

First a suspicious call came in claiming the horse had been taken from a backyard in Mississippi and was at a trail ride in Alabama over the weekend.  Then another individual, who was also at the Alabama trail ride, posted a Facebook live video that showed Sparky there. After the trail ride, the man who shot the video realized the horse was stolen and took off after the two men and their trailer carrying Sparky. The suspects drove back to Algiers where an off duty New Orleans Police Department officer arrested 21-year-old Eric George and 18-year-old Clarence Henry Jr. 

Dobronich said Sparky is suffering from a rope burn wound on his left hind leg. On Monday morning the vet had to come out to treat Sparky with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. He is also on gastro guard because he started to not eat.

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