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December 8, 1999
Equine Placement Network, Inc.
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Lancaster County Man Pays Miniscule Fine For Cruelty to Three Horses

Gap, PA- On December 8, 1999, Lorenzo Riccobono, Paradise Township, Lancaster County, PA was found guilty of one count of cruelty to animals, Section 5511 (c) regarding failure to provide food, water and shelter to 2 horses and a pony after a hearing before District Justice Stoltzfus.

Mr. Riccobono was ordered to pay $125.00 in fines and court costs. The minimum fine under PA law is $50.00. Court costs are generally $50.00 to $60.00. The PA State Police, Troop J, Lancaster brought the charge against Mr. Riccobono.

The Humane League of Lancaster County informed Mr. Riccobono that he is required under the law to provide shelter for the remaining horses and other animals on his property. It is not known at this time if he has complied.

Mr. Riccobono signed the 2 horses & pony over to the Humane League of Lancaster County. A York County horse rescue provided housing, transportation and contacted an equine veterinarian. One of the horses and the pony both had to be euthanised due to their conditions.