Abuse & Neglect News


Louisiana Men Face Cruelty Charges

June 16, 2011

Two Louisiana men have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly tying a dead horse to a tree along a ... Read More


Oklahoma Horse Transporter Cleared on Cruelty Charges

June 13, 2011

An Oklahoma man accused of animal cruelty in connection with the transport of horses in October has been ... Read More


Georgia Barn Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

June 12, 2011

The operator of a boarding barn near Ludowici, Ga., is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting ... Read More


Minnesota Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

June 07, 2011

A Minnesota man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after allegedly violating a horse residing in a ... Read More


Texas Pair Indicted on Animal Cruelty Charges

May 25, 2011

A Texas Grand Jury has indicted a Coryell County couple on animal cruelty charges stemming from the removal of... Read More


Georgia Rescue Operator Wanted on Cruelty Charges

May 23, 2011

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a woman who abruptly vacated the animal rescue she operated... Read More


New Judge Named in Leachman Cruelty Case

May 19, 2011

A new judge will preside over the cruelty case against a Montana man accused of neglecting hundreds of horses.... Read More


California Men Arrested in Connection with Horse Abandonment

May 18, 2011

Two California men have been arrested in connection with the abandonment of a 20-year-old Thoroughbred horse.
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Abandoned Indiana Horses Might Join Therapy Program

April 28, 2011

Two horses discovered wandering in a Ft. Wayne, Ind., park last week are now city property and might be eventually placed with an equine assisted therapy program, according to a written statement released by the City of Fort Wayne Animal Care & ... Read More


New Charge Added in Montana Cruelty Case

April 26, 2011

A Montana rancher accused of maltreating a herd of horses is now facing at total of 16 animal cruelty counts. Yellowstone County prosecutors added yet another count of animal cruelty bringing the total number of charges against Leachman to 16, said ... Read More


Georgia Horse Owner Accused of Cruelty Enters Plea

April 26, 2011

A Georgia man accused of neglecting 40 horses on his Habersham County farm has pleaded no contest to the animal cruelty counts against him. County animal control authorities and personnel from the Lil One's Ridin' Ranch horse rescue removed the ... Read More


Indiana Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horses

April 25, 2011

Animal welfare authorities in Ft. Wayne, Ind., are seeking the owner of two horses apparently abandoned in Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park last week.
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More Than 100 Horses Seized in Canada

April 24, 2011

More than 100 horses are in the care of the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after being removed from a farm near Calgary earlier this week. Alberta SPCA Executive Director Terra Johnston said the investigation into the... Read More


Virginia Couple Indicted on Cruelty Charges

April 15, 2011

A grand jury in King and Queen County, Va., has indicted Robert H. Amos and Elizabeth B. Newsome-Amos on 20 counts each of animal cruelty, according to King and Queen County Circuit Court Clerk, Deborah F. Longest. The indictments stem from the ... Read More


Allegedly Malnourished Oregon Horses Seized, Relocated

April 07, 2011

More than 100 allegedly malnourished horses seized in February by Oregon law enforcement authorities remain under care after being relocated from a remote Wallowa County breeding farm to more accessible facilities near Joseph, Ore.
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Oregon Women Face Neglect Charges

March 27, 2011

Two Oregon women are facing animal neglect charges connected to the drowning death of one horse and the alleged neglect of four others residing on their Lincoln County property. Lincoln County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dave Carey said law enforcement ... Read More


Restitution Ordered in West Virginia Neglect Case

March 26, 2011

On March 24, a Magistrate Court Judge in West Virginia ordered a horse rescue operator in that state to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to cover the cost of care for animals removed from her property last year.
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Kansas Authorities Probe Horse Stabbing Incident

March 21, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Kansas City, Kan., are seeking whoever is responsible for stabbing two horses after releasing them and numerous other horses from their stalls March 16. Kansas City Police Department Public Information Officer Sergeant ... Read More


Maryland Couple Sentenced in Equine Cruelty Case

March 15, 2011

A Maryland man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges in connection with the neglect of 26 horses removed from his Garrett County property last year. Last week under a plea agreement Richard Friend pleaded ... Read More


Montana Man Faces More Cruelty Charges

March 08, 2011

A Montana rancher charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty in December 2010 for allegedly failing to provide food, water, and veterinary care to his herd of 450 horses was charged two additional counts March 2 after two more horses died on his ... Read More


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


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


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


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


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