The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a Fredericktown, Ohio man accused of cutting off one of his horse’s legs. According to Local12News, authorities are searching for Mark Hill, and although what happened at the farm continues to be under investigation, Sheriff John Hinton states one of Hill’s horses recently broke a leg. Instead of ordering a barn call for a veterinarian to come out to his farm to examine the horse, Hill has been accused of using a saw to amputate the horse’s leg.
A warrant for Hill’s arrest has been issued – citing a second degree misdemeanor charge for animal cruelty. Horses are not considered companion animals in Ohio and are labeled livestock. If found guilty, Hill could face a maximum of six-months in jail.
The Morrow County Humane Society were called out and humanely euthanized the horse. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 419-946-4444. For updated information, follow the organization on their Facebook page.
(Photo of man accused of cutting off horse’s leg courtesy of Morrow County Sheriff’s Office)
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