Ephrata man admits to animal cruelty after beating horse

Ryan Robinson

An Ephrata man  has pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty and paid $754.50 in fines after beating a horse that collapsed while pulling a load of watermelons Aug. 2, court documents show.


The horse was later euthanized after being struck by Marvin M. Sensenig, 20, of the 300 block of Akron Road, Ephrata police said.

On Tuesday, Aug.2, police responded to Bethany Road near Brossman Road shortly before noon after a caller reported a horse down in the road. When police arrived, a passerby complained that the horse had been mistreated, police said.

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Ephrata man admits to beating horse that was later euthanized, pays fines