Seeking Information on Horse Abuse Case

dumped horses

Appealing for information to find owner of two deceased juvenile horses dumped together along a remote road in East Union Township (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania), between 6pm Monday, January 1, 2018 – 11am Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The bodies were found on Girard Manor Road near Pole Road, Brandonville, PA. They were only about 6 – 11 months old.

$1,000 reward for info leading to arrest and conviction. Information and tips can be relayed directly to EAST UNION TOWNSHIP POLICE through the Schuylkill County Communications Center by calling 570-462-1992. All information will remain confidential. Schuylkill County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information on the identity of the person responsible for this crime. Callers are asked to refer to case 01-14-18 when calling toll-free at 877-TIPS4SC (877-847-7472).

They are estimated to be about 6-11 months old, possibly of quarter horse lineage based on coat color, size, and straight profile of the face.
Horse #1
Chestnut filly – approximately 59 inches (14.3 hands), 356-pounds
Hair coat is chestnut with light red to flaxen mane and tail, a blaze, and no white leg markings
Acute dorsal abrasion and laceration with hemorrhage on left front fetlock
Pink lead line knotted above right front fetlock
Emaciated body condition
Bronchopneumonia
Gasterophilosis, ascariasis (infection from botfly larvae and roundworms)
Horse #2
Cremello filly – approximately 51 inches (12.3 hands), 296.5-pounds
Hair coat, mane, and tail are a pale cream color, pink skin, and golden yellow irises
A Weaver brand green halter was fastened on the head; halter label on the inside of the crownpiece read: ¾ ” weanling horse 200-300 pound size
Emaciated body condition
Bronchopneumonia
Gasterophilosis, ascariasis (infection from botfly larvae and roundworms)
The bodies were covered with a tan ShelterLogic brand plastic tarp when discovered.

Information and tips can be relayed directly to East Union Township Police through the Schuylkill County Communications Center by calling 570-462-1992. All information will remain confidential. Schuylkill County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information on the identity of the person responsible for this crime. Callers are asked to refer to case 01-14-18 when calling toll-free at 877-TIPS4SC (877-847-7472). Hillside SPCA, Pottsville, is assisting East Union Township Police with this case and reward leading to arrest & conviction.

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