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Texas Juveniles to Face Cruelty Charges

February 28, 2011

Two Texas juveniles will face criminal charges in connection with the shooting deaths of two horses, according to Grayson County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Ricky Wheeler. Wheeler said sheriff's department investigators ... Read More

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Not Guilty Plea Entered in Montana Cruelty Case

February 26, 2011

A Montana couple accused of maltreating horses on their Carbon County ranch have pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them. Earlier this month, authorities discovered more than 60 animals residing on a ranch owned by Jack and Terry Martin. ... Read More

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AAEP Good Works Honorees Care for Abused, Neglected Horses

February 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Mary Beth Hamorski, VMD, and Christina Wilson, DVM, of Califon Animal Hospital in Lebanon, N.J., as the January honorees of its Good Works Campaign. Hamorski and Wilson provide ... Read More

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West Virginia Man Faces Cruelty Charges

February 14, 2011

A West Virginia man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Greenbrier County farm. Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kirby Hanson said that last week after responding ... Read More

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Idaho Ranchers Face Cruelty Charges

February 09, 2011

Three Idaho ranchers are facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 animals, including 30 horses. On Jan. 18 personnel from the Payette County Sheriff's Department, the Idaho Department of ... Read More

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Use and Abuse of Medications at Horse Shows (AAEP 2010)

February 02, 2011

At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., Marjorie W. Miller, DVM, discussed medication rules from several equestrian governing bodies as well as the role of veterinarians in equestrian ... Read More

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Texas Pair Faces Cruelty Charges

February 02, 2011

A Texas couple is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of 39 horses removed from their Coryell County property earlier this week. In addition, 250 dogs, two Bengal tigers, two mountain lions, one primate,... Read More

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Plea Entered in Montana Cruelty Case

January 31, 2011

A Montana man accused to maltreating a herd of horses has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. The herd of 450 horses, owned by James H. Leachman, was residing on 9,400 acres of deeded land and 30,000 acres of leased Crow Tribal land ... Read More

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Montana Man Faces Cruelty Charges

January 25, 2011

A Montana rancher faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged neglect of 450 horses. Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said the horses are residing on 9,400 acres of deeded land and 30,000 acres of leased Crow tribal ... Read More

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Arkansas Horse Trader Faces Cruelty Charges

January 03, 2011

An Arkansas man is facing more than 100 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Fulton County property. On Dec. 7, Fulton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered 117 allegedly malnourished and neglected... Read More

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More Than 100 Horses Seized from Arkansas Farm

December 23, 2010

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the American Humane Society recently seized 117 horses from a farm ... Read More

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Owner of Abandoned Oregon Horses Sought

November 29, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of two apparently abandoned horses. Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Clint Pierce said Portland General Electric utility company personnel discovered the ...... Read More

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Identifying Neglect of Horses

November 27, 2010

Everyone has a different mental picture of how a skinny horse looks, acts, and appears. Often the easiest way to determine if a horse needs to be investigated by authorities is to determine his or her body condition score using the Henneke Scale.

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Utah Horse Killed, Then Butchered for Meat

November 05, 2010

Animal welfare authorities in Utah are seeking those responsible for killing a horse, then apparently butchering it for its meat.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Illinois Cruelty Case

October 15, 2010

An Illinois man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly beating his horse, according to a spokesperson for the Edgar County State's Attorney's Office. Dennis Hollingsworth was charged with one count of cruelty to animals and on... Read More

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Charges Pending in North Carolina Cruelty Case

October 11, 2010

Animal welfare authorities have filed multiple animal cruelty warrants for a Thoroughbred horse breeder who allegedly maltreated 35 animals on property he leased in Davie County, N.C. Bob DeWitt, animal cruelty investigator for the D... Read More

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West Virginia Rescuer Charged

October 08, 2010

The operator of a West Virginia horse rescue has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals on her Martinsburg farm. Last month, Berkeley County law enforcement authorities... Read More

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Virginia Veterinarian Faces Cruelty Charges

September 08, 2010

A Virginia veterinarian faces multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting 18 horses that were removed from her Franklin County property last month. Captain Aleck Beeman of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department sai... Read More

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Some Seized Kansas Horses Ready for New Homes

September 07, 2010

More than 40 of the 80 horses removed from a Kansas equine rescue in July are available for placement in new permanent homes. Sheriff's deputies and veterinarians removed the horses from the Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement facility on July... Read More

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Kansas Rescue Operator Faces Cruelty Charge

August 24, 2010

The operator of a Kansas horse rescue is facing an animal cruelty charge in connection with the removal of 80 horses from her Coffey County property last month. Detective Tom Johnson of the Coffey County Sheriff's Department said... Read More

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Horse Abandonment Case in Washington Under Investigation

July 30, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in King County, Wash., are seeking those responsible for abandoning two horses near a campground on July 21. Sheriff's Deputies discovered the roughly 20-year-old bay Thoroughbred mare and the elderly ... Read More

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Donkey Cruelty Case in Russia

July 23, 2010

As reported by Horse & Hound, a donkey was forced to parasail on a Russian beach last week in what has been deemed an act of animal cruelty. The donkey was at... Read More

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Not Guilty Plea Entered in New York Cruelty Case

July 15, 2010

The New York farm operator facing more than 100 animal cruelty counts has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Last March, officials from the SPCA Serving Erie county County removed 73 horses and numerous dogs and cats from the pro... Read More

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Maryland Farmer Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

June 24, 2010

A Maryland farm operator faces multiple animal cruelty charges for the alleged maltreatment of 26 horses on his Garrett County property. Last month, animal welfare authorities removed the horses along with other livestock after recei... Read More

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Colorado Rancher Sentenced in Abuse Case

June 09, 2010

A Colorado man will serve one year in a work release program for maltreating 17 horses on his Jefferson County ranch.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies seized the animals from their owner, John McCulley, in May 2009 after a tip... Read More