REYNOLDSVILLE — A Reynoldsville man pleaded guilty Thursday in district court to working a disabled horse.
Daniel Troyer, of 374 Shin Bone Road, was charged by Jefferson County’s humane officer Debbie McAndrew in October with non-traffic summary citations after she received a concerned call, which led her to do an animal welfare check.
During the visit, the standard bred horse was seized because it was starving. It was taken to Willow Run Animal Sanctuary in Brookville.
Court documents say Troyer was seen driving and overloading the horse while it was emaciated.
He pleaded guilty to cruelty of animals and neglect of animals in District Judge David Inzana’s office in Reynoldsville.
As a result of the plea, Troyer was sentenced to 180 days probation in which he is not permitted to own or use a horse. He also must provide adequate food and water for any other animals in his care.
He was also ordered to pay $1,156.48 in restitution, as well as other fines and costs.
The horse, which has been under the care of Willow Run, was turned over to the organization following Thursday’s proceeding, McAndrew said.