The Lycoming Co. SPCA visited a local horse farm in Linden and seized eight horses and discovered another horse buried under a pile of manure.
The animals were in horrible shape and consequently were removed to a rescue farm in the area for what we all hope is a positive outcome for all the horses. The Lycoming Co. SPCA is to be commended for doing what can only be described as a tough and sometimes thankless job in caring for neglected animals and taking the proper steps to save (in this case) the lives of these horses.
An unintended consequence of this event was, however, the misidentification by some individuals of the horse farm in Linden, where the seizure took place.
It was not, I repeat, it was not Harmony Hill Farm also located in Linden. HHF has always strived to maintain the best care of its horses as well as all the animals who live on the property. Believing that Harmony Hill Farm was the farm depicted in Saturday's Sun Gazette, some individuals called our farm expressing rage at our staff as to the treatment of the horses that were seized.
While the staff and owners of Harmony Hill agree with and understand this outrage I would suggest that those making calls or posting negative comments on Facebook do responsible research and realize that Harmony Hill Farm was not the farm involved in this event.
James F. Keefer
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