SAGAMORE HILLS — A horse possibly spooked by fireworks on July 3 is still missing.
Joyce Stayanchi said her horse, Foxy, has not been seen since she ran away from her home where her neighbor was watching the horse while Stayanchi and her husband, Joe, were away on vacation.
"[We’re] still searching and no, we haven’t heard anything," she said by phone on Saturday. Stayanchi said searchers have included the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Rangers, Metro Park Horse Rangers, Sagamore Hills Police Department, Ohio Horseman’s Council and "just average people who have horses ... family, friends, relatives."
Stayanchi said a couple people with drones have also helped, and her daughter Chelsea Heck set up a Facebook page where updates in the search are posted. The 15-year-old Foxy is Stayanchi’s only horse. She bought her last year in Madison. She is an American Paint sorrel color — reddish brown with white patches and four white socks on the bottoms of her legs — and stands 14 hands, 2 inches high.
"It’s getting a little frustrating," she said. "At least last week we had hope. This week, I don’t know. There really hasn’t been any sightings of her [since she disappeared]."
The Stayanchis are offering a $2,500 reward for the return of their horse. Anyone with any information may call Joyce Stayanchi at 440-637-6070, Joe Stayanchi at 440-346-2766 or their home phone at 330-467-6842.
Reporter Steve Wiandt, can be reached at 330-541-9420, firstname.lastname@example.org @SteveWiandt_RPC.