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Jon Stewart, wife adopt horse shot with paintballs

The Associated Press

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife are giving a new home to a horse that was shot more than 100 times at close range with paintballs and lost an eye from her injuries.

Closeup of Lily
(Photo courtesy of Omega Horse Rescue)

Stewart and his wife, Tracey, adopted the 20-year-old horse named Lily. They have a farm in Middletown, New Jersey.

Lily was found at a sales stables in New Holland, Pennsylvania, in March. Police say the horse needed surgery to remove the injured eye. The Lancaster County SPCA has been caring for her. The horse spent time recovering at Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Airville.

This horse, now named Lily, was shot about 130 times with paintballs after being brought to the New Holland horse auction in Lancaster County, officials have said.
(Photo courtesy of Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center)

Lancaster horse attacked with paintballs has eye removed

Phillip Price, of East Providence, Rhode Island, was convicted Friday in New Holland of animal cruelty and other charges.

The Stewarts partnered with Farm Sanctuary last year to open an animal sanctuary at their farm.