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 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.