By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania 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.

Donated horses must be geldings between the ages of 5 and 15.

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Draft and draft-crosses are the preferred breeds.

The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security and community events.

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