‘Daily Show’ ex-host Jon Stewart to adopt local horse shot with paintballs

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. Stewart will sign off for good on Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A local horse shot more than 100 times with paintballs has found a new home thanks to former Daily Show host Jon Stewart.

Lancaster County SPCA director Susan Martin confirmed the news Friday, adding that Stewart will take the horse to live on his farm in Middletown, New Jersey.

The white mare, also known as Lily, was abandoned at New Holland Sales Stables in March.

Lily, a 20-year-old Arabian/Appaloosa-mix, was abandoned at the New Holland Sales Stable on March 14. Authorities said the horse was underweight, nearly blind, and had been struck by about 130 paintballs at close range.
Lily, a 20-year-old Arabian/Appaloosa-mix, was abandoned at the New Holland Sales Stable on March 14. Authorities said the horse was underweight, nearly blind, and had been struck by about 130 paintballs at close range.

Lily was underweight, nearly blind, and had paint markings all over her body when she was found.

Philip Price Jr., 65, of Rhode Island was convicted this week in connection with the handling of Lily.

Price was ordered to pay $3,056 in fines and $10,178 in restitution for Lily’s recovery and care. He was also prohibited from doing any more business at the stables.

Lily’s condition has significantly improved since the incident.

A press conference will be held at Omega Horse Rescue Wednesday, May 25.

 

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