(By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent)
Aenks missing since Aug. 10…
A Springdale couple that was running an animal rescue at their farm has been missing since Aug. 10, abandoning over 20 horses and four dogs that were left at the facility. According to reports from the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, a neighbor who had agreed to feed the horses for a week called when Carrie and Allen Aenk failed to return.
Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputies began feeding the horses from hay located on site since the 13th and the department seized the animals, relocating four dogs to an animal shelter and adopting out two of the horses. The remaining 20 horses have been taken on by a neighboring horse rescue, Rough Start Horse Rescue, in Lincoln County.
While the reason the Aenks have failed to return is still not known, information on various social media websites suggests that it may be tied to their involvement throughout most of the set.