The new year will bring citations for the owner of a farm in East Hanover, Dauphin County, where a possible horse hoarding case is being investigated.
"I've never seen horse hoarding, but it really has the flavor of that. It really has the flavor of what we typically see with cats," Humane Society executive director Amy Kaunas said.
The farm, on the 700 block of Laudermilch Road, was quiet Tuesday. No one came out and it appeared to be in sorry shape.
There were several horses outside. They're most likely a handful of the 24 that animal control officials say remain on the farm.
The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area said it removed five horses from a Dauphin County farm because the animals were extremely malnourished and in danger of dying.
Humane Society executive director Amy Kaunas said the horses were seized Friday from the property.
Kaunas said about 30 horses were being kept on the farm. She said the five animals seized were in the worst condition and in need of immediate veterinary care.
She said the Humane Society also found four dead animals that are believed to be horses, but are badly decomposed.
Kaunas said the Humane Society is going to issue citations against the owner, and there is a potential that more horses will be taken from the farm.
She said the horses received very little food and medical care, and were left to breed and die without any management or care.
3235 Hoffman Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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