Lily the horse dies at New Jersey sanctuary

A horse that was covered with sores and paint and abandoned in Lancaster County has died at its new home.

The Daily Squeal, a Facebook site for the New Jersey animal sanctuary owned by former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey, posted that Lily went peacefully on Sunday, “surrounded by so many that loved her.”

Tracey Stewart adopted Lily last month.

Lily was abandoned at a New Holland horse auction in March. Authorities said she was underweight, nearly blind, and had paint markings all over her body.

A Rhode Island man, 65-year-old Philip Price Jr., was later convicted on five summary counts regarding his handling, transporting, and sale offering of Lily.

Authorities initially believed Lily had been shot more than 100 times with a paintball gun, but later they said they were still investigating how she received the paint markings on her body.

Lily’s former owner, Doreen Weston of Smoke Hollow Farm in New Jersey, has said children are permitted to finger paint their horses with non-toxic paints.

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