Lily, the abused animal nicknamed the “paintball pony” who stole the heart of readers everywhere after she was reportedly hit with over 125 paintballs (which her former owner disputes), was transferred safely on Wednesday from Colts Neck to their 12-acre Bufflehead Farm in Middletown, New Jersey, thanks to Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey. We’re thrilled to see that Lily is now being taken care of and treated with kindness and compassion.
Here’s what Penn Vet New Bolton Center, which treated Lily, wrote about her condition on their Facebook page: “Lily is the Arabian mare treated at New Bolton Center in March. She arrived covered in paint, underweight, and suffering from painful eye disease. New Bolton Center’s Nikki Scherrer, Opthalmology Resident, performed surgery, removing one of Lily’s eyes, and treating the other. Lily is doing very well now, but will need close medical attention for the rest of her life.”
Keep up with how Lily and the other animals the Stewarts have rescued are doing on their Facebook page, The Daily Squeal, where they regularly post updates.