Foxy the horse is still on the lam.
Joyce Stayanchi, who lives on Dunham Road in Sagamore Hills, not far from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, said her horse for about a year, Foxy, was apparently spooked, probably by fireworks, at about 7:30 p.m. July 3 and hasn’t been seen since.
She said a group of 10 to 15 people volunteered Saturday to scan the area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Saturday in hopes of finding Foxy or some sign of her.
"We’re just not finding her anywhere," she said. "A ranger was out with his horse and then another girl from American Horse Association. Usually, they’ll whinny back to each other if they’re in the same area."
On Thursday, a group of about 20 helped search for Foxy, who is 14. Another group helped search Friday. Stayanchi said she plans to continue searching for Foxy Sunday as well.
The search parties were able to follow Foxy’s hoof prints to around Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare on Sagamore Road but lost her tracks there. A drone was even put into the air to help search the area but had to be brought down due to bad weather.
"There is just so much land in the park, and it backs up to Bedford Park, and Brecksville Reservation," Stayanchi said, adding she is concerned the horse is stuck somewhere because she was wearing a 24-foot lunge rope and a harness when she was scared off by the fireworks.
Stayanchi said horses do sometimes have homing tendencies, but if she’s tangled up, she can’t go anywhere.
"Some people say she could live for awhile if she’s not tangled around a tree," she said.
Anyone who sees the horse is asked to call 330-467-6842, 440-346-2766 or 440-637-6070.