Posted: Oct 10, 2013 9:47 PM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News - Kalispell
RONAN - A Ronan couple is continuing to look for five horses that they believe were stolen from property they leased in the Mission Valley.
Victoria Templer and her husband Kevin say they are almost positive that five of their 19 horses were taken sometime during the last month from a 120 acre property they lease near the Mission Mountains.
Victoria told MTN on Thursday that they had placed the horses on the land because they were not going to use them for hunting season this year.
They were also unable to find any damage to the fence on the property, and there is little sign of what happened.
Victoria made a plea Thursday to whomever took the animals.
"Just drop them off in a pasture, and somebody that doesn't want to take care of feeding five horses is going to call it in. You know if they don't want to be caught and they don't want to be prosecuted. It's a felony charge, is my understanding - should you take any form of livestock, regardless of the worth of the horse."
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the animals is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Department at (406) 883.7279.