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Jon Stewart, Wife Adopt Abused Horse Injured by Paintballs

The Stewarts partnered with Farm Sanctuary last year to open an animal sanctuary at their farm

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    Comedian Jon Stewart, shown here as he performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York, adopted the abused horse with his wife. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and his wife are giving a new home to a horse that was shot more than 100 times at close range with paintballs and lost an eye from her injuries.

    Stewart and his wife, Tracey, adopted the 20-year-old horse named Lily. They have a farm in Middletown, New Jersey.

    Lily was found at a sales stables in New Holland, Pennsylvania, in March. Police say the horse needed surgery to remove the injured eye. The Lancaster County SPCA has been caring for her.

    Phillip Price, of East Providence, Rhode Island, was convicted Friday in New Holland of animal cruelty and other charges accusing him of injuring the horse.

    The Stewarts partnered with Farm Sanctuary last year to open an animal sanctuary at their farm.

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.