SPCA: Claims of animal cruelty at Land of Little Horses “Unfounded”


The Adams County SPCA found no issues with the treatment of animals at the Land of Little Horses In Gettysburg.

A social media post went viral with concerns that a few of the animals appeared to be mistreated. That prompted the SPCA to make an unannounced inspection.

The SPCA says conditions on the property were very muddy due to the very rainy spring, Investigators say some horses appeared to look unkept, because they shed this time of year, and the look is not caused by abuse or negligence.

Here is a statement provided by the Land of Little Horses: 

We thank all those concerned about our animals, especially those who provided support and encouragement as we faced recent negativity on Facebook. As we have throughout our lives and since we have acquired the park, we continue excellent animal care and husbandry. With respect to the recent issue, out of our heard of almost 50 horses and many other animals there was a major concern for one animal. We have worked closely with a veterinarian, the SPCA, and animal experts to ensure her well being. We are pleased to share with the public the following information provided to us by the Adams County SPCA after a site visit made to the park this morning: ‘After today’s inspection we are pleased to report, with continued care, a significant improvement has been noted in all the areas of concern except a recent leg injury, requiring stall rest (per Vet) for Jingles.’ A complete report can be found at the Adams County SPCA Facebook page. We are looking forward to a wonderful season!

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