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Horse shot on Fawn Township farm

October 26, 2011

From YDR.com

York, PA - A woman said her horse -- which is kept at a Fawn Township farm -- was shot as it grazed outside on Sunday.

Amy Burkholder, 41, said she noticed on Sunday afternoon that her tan Belgian horse, named Witten, was shot in the right hind quarter.

Witten is a former Amish workhorse and is about the same size as a Clydesdale, Burkholder said.

"He's over 18 hands," tall, she said. "I want people aware of it. They're not deer."

Still, she said she's hoping the shooting was a hunting accident, and not a deliberate act.

Burkholder said she cleaned the wound and then called a veterinarian to examine it. The bullet is still lodged in Witten's side, and she is worried that an infection might set in.

She said she called Pennsylvania State Police, who suggested she call the York County SPCA, which she did.

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