News

Paint-covered horse from midstate adopted by Jon Stewart and wife dies

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 20, 2016 6:40 PM
paintball_horse.jpg

Courtesy of Lancaster County SPCA

(Middletown, NJ) -- A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife after it was found seemingly abandoned at an auction stable in Pennsylvania has died at their New Jersey farm.

Tracey Stewart wrote on the farm's Facebook page that the white mare named Lily died at their Middletown farm on Sunday.

The horse was found covered in paint. The Lancaster County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported it had been shot by paintballs, but the horse's former owner says the animal was actually used as a canvas at children's finger-painting parties.

Ex-owner Doreen Weston says the horse was about 35 years old and she wanted it euthanized because its quality of life was so poor. The Rhode Island horse dealer she gave it to was convicted of transporting a horse in poor condition.

Published in News

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »