Meadville Tribune

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December 30, 2012

More Top 10 stories: Arson, joblessness, animal cruelty

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MEADVILLE — 4-Northstar the horse is badly burned, receives help

An unusual case of animal cruelty in Athens Township last summer drew national attention

Northstar, a 6-year-old paint horse owned by Jessie Woodworth of Centerville, was doused with a flammable liquid and then set on fire between 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 6 p.m. Aug. 26 while in an Athens Township pasture, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Corry. The suspect in the case remains unknown.

Northstar continues to recover from sustaining burns on more than 70 percent of its body from the incident. The horse has had skin grafts to help heal its wounds and also has had stem cell therapy injections into its back to help stimulate new skin growth in the burn areas.

In November, horse enthusiasts held a rally and horse ride-in to raise money and awareness of animal cruelty.

Horse and animal enthusiasts rallied in hopes of drawing attention to what they see as a need to update Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty law to a felony level when the state’s new legislative session convenes in January. Currently, animal cruelty is only a misdemeanor offense in Pennsylvania.

n Tomorrow: Top stories 3 and 2.



TOP STORIES OF 2012

15 - Naming rights to Second District School

14 - Voter ID confusion reported

13 - Courthouse security revamped

12 - Work begins on county’s Talon site

11 - Texas Twins drug runners caught

10 - Meadville’s financial woes

9 - Meadville to get stormwater fee

8 - School budgets need

7 - ‘Year of homicides’ in county

6 - Conneaut Lake area arsons

5 - Jobless rate shows no improvement

4 - Northstar the horse burned, helped

See Monday’s Tribune for more.

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