Home Sought for Horses After Owners Killed in Boating Accident

UPDATE: According to Two Hearts Mini And Draft Rescue's Facebook page, the organization has chosen three adoption offers to consider.

Two horses are looking for a home after their owners were killed in a boating accident in Stafford County.

Josie, a Palomino walker, and Justin, a quarter horse, once belonged to Charlie Zintner and Melissa Smarr.

Zintner, 58, and Smarr, 55, vanished after leaving from the Landmark Yacht Club in Stafford County on July 8. Recovery teams found Zintner's body about 1,000 yards south of his boat the next day. Smarr was recovered a few hours later, according to police.

Zintner and Smarr's horses were so beloved they were even mentioned in the couples’ obituaries, according to Inside NoVA.

Two Hearts Mini and Draft Rescue, a Stafford County horse rescue organization, is looking for a home for the 20-year-old horses. The horses must be adopted together.

"This was a tragic situation but we were just doing what we do everyday and that is trying to save and home horses into loving homes. Bless you all!!!!," a post on the Two Hearts Mini And Draft Rescue Facebook page read.

If you’d like to help the horses, you can donate money to the rescue’s PayPal at totwoheartsrescue@yahoo.com. You can also buy feed for the horses by contacting Hometown Feed and Supply at 540-356-5136 or CFC Farm & Home at 540-439-3254. Just mention Two Hearts. You can also help  with the horse's vet bill by contacting Rectortown Equine Clinic at 540-364-9111.

Anyone interested in adopting the pair should contact the rescue through the group's Facebook page.

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