Two Tioga Residents Charged in Horse Neglect Case
Two people face charges for allegedly failing to provide sufficient food and medical care to a horse in Tioga County.
Authorities say 49-year-old Paul Jordan and 43-year-old Jody Holmes of Lockwood were arrested August 15.
According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, the charges follow an investigation conducted early this month when a horse was found confined on a property on Bessemer Road.
Officials say the male horse is between 17 and 25 years old. The animal apparently had been deprived of necessary food and also lacked medical care.
Jordan and Holmes have been charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; and failure to provide proper sustenance. They were ordered to appear in Barton town court on August 25.
The horse now is being cared for by a family which has been providing needed medical care, food and shelter.
Authorities say Stray Haven Humane Society established a "Go Fund Me" account to raise money to help cover the costs associated with caring for the horse.