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4 Horses found dead in York County

A disturbing case out of York County where 4 horses were found dead.  The SPCA and Lower Windsor Township Police are looking into the possible poisoning of  horses.  Officials say Joseph Meyer owned the horses.  Authorities say Meyer is not being charged with anything, but that he’s not fully cooperating with their investigation.  The horses were sent to a lab in Harrisburg for tests.


6 Comments to “4 Horses found dead in York County”

    Matt Meyer said:
    March 29, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    There are many things wrong with this report, and I hope it will be updated soon to reflect them. The majority of them are mentioned in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVsFmVBzrE.

    There were 9 horses. None were malnourished, had a history of sickness, or showed any signs of health issues previous to the hacking cough, gasping for breath, foam dripping from the nose, and eventual death they almost all demonstrated. This happened at our two stables, 20 minutes apart, the second two days after the first. We volunteered this story to a local news station, and we were the ones to contact the police.

      Vicki said:
      March 29, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      The facts will be revealed, Matt.

    Aanita Vossler said:
    March 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    This sounds like a hay issue…such as mold or dust they the horses consumed.

      Darly said:
      March 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      Watch the video. Mr. Meyer stated that it wasn't the feed. An equine vet with over 30 years of experience was called, and I believe the vet would have also been able to determine whether or not it as the hay.

    Jean herr said:
    March 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    This story is so very sad ! Hopefully SPCA gets to the bottom of this !

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    I agree. If it was neglect or abuse, we hope it gets uncovered and prosecuted. Let's not get the pitchforks until the investigators do their jobs.

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