Jon Stewart and his wife adopt horse shot with paintballs

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (WTXF) --Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey Stewart, officially adopted the horse who was shot 120 times with paintballs and left abandoned.

"She's really honestly the sweetest horse that I have ever  met. She's really gentle. She's really trusting, despite everything she's gone through," said Tracey Stewart.

Comedian Jon Stewart's wife, Tracey, led the lovely lady Lily out of a rehab barn in Kennett Square. The horse looks amazing but it's been a rough road.

This 20-year-old Arabian captured hearts everywhere after she was found abandoned at a horse auction in New Holland. She was in bad shape, covered in paint after being shot 120 times at close range with paintballs.

Lily has put on 150 pounds while recovering at a beautiful farm not too far from Penn Vet's New Bolten Center. That's where Lily was taken and treated after being found tied to a post.

Veterinarians there nursed the neglected and abused horse back to health. Lily had her right eye removed and was treated for a problem in her left eye. 2-months later, she is being adopted by Jon and Tracey Stewart.

"We are really excited. She is gonna have a beautiful life. While she's been here, she's made a friend who is also half blind so we are also adopting her. Her name is Anita," said Tracey.

Kelly Smith is with Omega Horse Rescue and  Rehabilitation Center which was instrumental in saving Lily and Anita.

"We overcame so many hurdles with both of these horses. It has been an amazing journey and I truly believe in divine intervention," she explained.

No question Lily and Anita have landed in horse heaven, they will join the Stewart's three other horses. Talk about greener pastures.

When asked about how her famous husband feels about all this, Tracey said, "He knew what he was getting into when he married me. I think he's prepared for all the craziness."

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