Pennsylvania

Officials Find Abandoned Horse Battered With Paintballs

Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable.

Officials from the Lancaster County SPCA tell LNP they were called to New Holland Sales Stables on Monday after the mare was found in a stall when sales ended for the day.

SPCA Executive Director Susan Martin says the 20-year-old horse was underweight and had been struck by about 130 paintballs at close range. She says the horse was "in a substantial amount of pain when touched."

Local

Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.

Man Found Dead After House Fire in Kensington

Owner of Cafe in Kensington Fights to Save Her Business

The horse hadn't been registered for Monday's sale and had no visible identification.

Martin says the horse appears to be an Appaloosa/Arabian mix and is blind in its right eye. It's expected to survive after a lengthy recovery.

The horse was taken to a Kennett Square facility operated under University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us