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Wake family reunited with horse lost in storm

Posted April 23, 2011 11:25 a.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2011 7:18 p.m. EDT

— WRAL viewers helped reunite a 5-year-old Willow Spring girl and her horse which had been missing since storms rampaged across North Carolina a week ago.

John Singleterry said Friday that his niece's horse named Buddy was pastured near 2 Claude and Honeycutt roads. Last Saturday's storms blew down the pasture's fences, letting Buddy escape.

The family contacted WRAL News after unsuccessfully searching for the horse for six days.

Within hours of a brief story and photos being posted online, two tipsters said there was a similar-looking horse in an abandoned pasture about a mile from Buddy's.

Jeff Gossett said his daughter Gracie, 11, found the horse on Thursday night and fed it apples and carrots. The horse then stuck around their subdivision, which is several farms down from where Buddy was pastured.

The Singleterry family recognized the horse as Buddy and took him home safely late Friday.