Pennsylvania Horse Owner Sought

Animal welfare authorities in Pennsylvania are seeking the owner of a horse found apparently abandoned in a vacant city lot in Philadelphia.

Abandoned Horse

This mare was found abandoned in Philadelphia earlier this week. 

Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Media and Public Relations Specialist Wendy A. Marano said that on Nov. 28 a passerby found the 9-year-old Arabian-cross mare standing unattended in a weedy, trash-filled lot between two rowhouses.

"She was severely underweight, had open wounds and infections, and had very recently been ridden hard on paved streets," Marano said.

The horse was transported to Pennsylvania SPCA headquarters where she is responding well to rehabilitative and veterinary care, Marano said.

If found, the animal's owner could face multiple charges including abandoning an animal and failing to provide veterinary care.

Anyone with information about the horse or her owner should call the Pennsylvania SPCA at 215/426-6034, ext. 270.

About the Author

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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