On January 31, 2017 NHPD filed a summary charge of Cruelty to Animals against John King, age 53 of Ronks PA stemming from an incident at the New Holland Sales Stables, 101 W Fulton St New Holland Borough on January 16, 2017.

King is an employee of New Holland Sales Stables.  On January 16, 2017 while working, King failed to obtain veterinarian care for a pig that had been left with numerous deceased pigs.  The pig which was alive was observed by a witness who contacted NHPD.  NHPD observed the pig was in distress and made arrangements for the pig to be euthanized.

King admitted he was aware the pig was alive and failed to get proper care.  New Holland Sales Stables assisted NHPD with the investigation.

King is presumed innocent.