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Horses seized from Friar Tuck property getting better

Jan 10, 2024 12:11 pm

Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA said on Jan. 9 that a donkey, a regular-sized horse and a mini horse that were removed from the former Friar Tuck Inn and Resort in Catskill in bad shape are getting better. On Dec. 4 The organization assisted State Police seizing the animals from the Route 32 property along with a peacock, turkey, goats, and chickens. The Humane Society said of the donkey and horses, “All three equines were underweight and dehydrated. The donkey, named Donny, had two lacerations, one to his neck, and one to his ‘coronary band,’ or top of his hoof. They have been sent to Oats’ Country Acres in Hannacroix and are expected to make a full recovery. Li Binghui, 57, of Elmhurst, NY, was arrested on Dec. 4 and charged with five misdemeanor counts of torturing or injuring animals/failure to provide sustenance. He reportedly worked for the property's owners, and could face up to a year in jail. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.