ELLERY – A Jamestown woman is speaking out after she says her animals that she boards at a Belleview Road farm were stolen.
Krystal Barlow tells WNYNewsNow that her quarter horse Charlie, four donkeys, and two big pigs are missing from the farm. She says her daughter noticed the animals were missing from the farm on August 20.
Barlow says that the lack of not knowing where her animals are at or if they’re being cared for is taking a physical and emotional toll on her as time continues.
“Lack of sleep. Not being able to eat,” Barlow said. “My horse has health issues. He can’t be put in a box stall because he will just kick until his back legs are all swollen, and I don’t know if these people know this, so it’s been an absolute heart break not knowing the condition of my animals.”
Barlow says she bought Charlie because she needed an animal that could carry her without causing the animal pain. She adds that Charlie has helped her deal with her physical pain involving her neck and back.
The Jamestown resident explains that she’s traveled throughout Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties to place posters with pictures of her horse. In addition, she says she’s been in contact with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
WNYNewsNow reached out to Sheriff Jim Quattrone Thursday morning for any additional information the Office may have. He says his Office has an investigator working on the case, which he describes as an investigation into missing animals and a larceny.