HARRISBURG – The PA State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit. The department maintains a stable at its training academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses. The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol of remote areas. Donated horses must be geldings between the ages of five and 15 and stand between 16 hands and 18 hands tall. Draft and draft-crosses are the preferred breed. Thoroughbreds and other “hot bloods” are less desirable. Animals must have quiet, sound dispositions and be free of serious stable vices. To arrange a donation or for more information, contact Sgt. Carrie Neidigh at 717-533-3463 or cneidigh@pa.gov.