Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

The New York State Police (NYSP) are hoping the public can help identify those who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail.

Trooper Mark O'Donnell, NYSP Troop E public relations officer, said troopers responded to a call on July 21 from a Cayuga County horse owner reporting the incident.

“The horse was painted with a sideways letter 'R' using a dark spray paint,” O'Donnell said.

At the time of the incident, the horse was located in a barn on the same property where the owner's home is located, O'Donnell said.

O'Donnell said the NYSP are investigating the incident.

“It's an ongoing investigation, and we're interviewing (people) about the case,” he said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the NYSP at 585/398-4100.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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