PEARLAND, Texas -- A Pearland family is desperate for answers after their two beloved miniature ponies vanished without a trace.
Christopher Douglas-Lopez, 10, saw Gizzmo and Lemondrop around 8:30 Thursday night when he went out back to check up on his family’s animals.
The tiny horses were nowhere to be found when he woke up for school the next day.
His mother has filed a report with the Brazoria County Sherriff’s Office.
She has searched the entire neighborhood and doesn’t know what to do next.
“I’m worried to death about them. What if they got into the wrong hands? [What] if somebody is going to torture them,” questioned Chauntae Douglas-Moreno. “You don’t know. There are so many sick people in this world.”
Douglas-Moreno believes there’s no way the little ponies could’ve escaped on their own. She says their gate had been latched shut.
“The gate was pushed in and it wasn’t put out,” explained Douglas-Moreno. “Who could just come in my backyard and do that?”
The ponies’ pen is visible from the street. Douglas-Moreno thinks maybe somebody saw the tiny horses while passing by.
She describes her four kids as “devastated” by the disappearance of Gizmo and Lemondrop.
“Please bring them back because I love them with my heart,” Douglas-Lopez said.
The family owns all sorts of animals, and these mini ponies belong to the children.
“They don’t come home and play video games. They come out and play with the animals,” mom added. “They’re taking from kids. It’s not right.”
Douglas-Moreno said the mini ponies are worth approximately $1500 each.
If you’ve seen them, you’re asked to call the Brazoria County Sherriff’s Office.