Friday, April 7, 2017

Ohio: Mark Hill, 58, accused of sawing off his horse's leg while it was still alive

OHIO -- Authorities say 58-year-old Mark Hill turned himself in after officials obtained an arrest warrant for animal cruelty.

Hill, of Fredericktown, allegedly cut off his injured horse’s leg with a saw.

The Morrow County Sheriff’s department initially asked the public for help finding Hill.

The agency is investigating the incident so information remains limited. Sources tell ABC 6/FOX 28 that one of Hill’s horses recently broke its leg.

Hill allegedly amputated the leg above the knee using a saw rather than seeking veterinarian treatment for the horse.

The Morrow County Humane Society seized the horse before euthanizing the animal.

Despite the horrific pain and torture Hill allegedly inflicted on this horse, he is only facing a 2nd degree misdemeanor, which means he could serve up to six months in jail if convicted.

However, NO ONE ever gets the maximum. It's unlikely that he'll spend one single night in the county jail. 

(RateMyHorsePRO - April 6, 2017)