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Tennessee Horse Shot, Killed

January 02, 2014

On Dec. 26, 2013, the owners of a 3-year-old horse found the animal lying dead in its pasture.... Read More

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New York Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Charged

December 26, 2013

The driver is facing a single animal cruelty count for allegedly working an injured animal. ... Read More

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Arizona Police Probe Horse Shooting

December 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a mare found wandering in the desert earlier this month. ... Read More

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Nebraska Police Seek Help to Find Horse Shooter

December 12, 2013

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a Paint Horse in its pasture last month. ... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Horse Death

November 20, 2013

A woman was charged with animal cruelty after her elderly mare died of alleged starvation earlier this week. ... Read More

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More than 60 Horses Seized in Washington State

November 19, 2013

More than 60 allegedly maltreated horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized last week. ... Read More

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ALDF Eyes National Animal Abuser Registry

November 13, 2013

Horse rescues could soon be able to consult a nationwide animal abuser registry before adopting animals out. ... Read More

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Hoskins to Serve Probation, Pay Fines for Mistreating Horses

November 05, 2013

Hoskins was found guilty of mistreating dozens of Morgan Horses earlier this year. ... Read More

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Suspect Sought in N.D. Horse Dragging

October 30, 2013

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever is responsible for the dragging death of a Shetland Pony. ... Read More

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Warrants Issued for Man Found Guilty of Neglecting Horses

October 23, 2013

Four warrants have been issued for a South Dakota man found guilty of neglecting 69 horses on his property. ... Read More

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Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty to Abusing 170 Miniature Horses

October 19, 2013

An Oregon woman pleaded guilty to abusing 170 Miniature Horses on her Josephine County property last year.... Read More

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More Than 20 California Horses Seized

July 30, 2013

More than 20 horses are under rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner in late July.... Read More

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Virginia Police Officer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2013

A Virginia police officer is facing charges connected to the alleged maltreatment of a former service horse. ... Read More

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Farm Operator Hoskins Found Guilty of Maltreating Horses

July 09, 2013

Hoskins was found guilty of 52 of the 74 original charges against her.... Read More

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Florida Authorities Seek Public Help in Equine Cruelty Case

July 09, 2013

The two Paint horses were allegedly left in a barn that had been nailed shut with no food or water. ... Read More

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California Breeders Plead Not Guilty

June 21, 2013

The breeders pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts for allegedly maltreating several horses. ... Read More

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Another Florida Horse Found Slaughtered

June 12, 2013

A horse was apparently slaughtered for meat, then dumped in an embankment near West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Read More

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Montana Horse Discovered Dead

May 27, 2013

Authorities are seeking information about whoever is responsible for the Ravalli County horse's death. ... Read More

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Seized Utah Horses to be Sold at Auction

May 20, 2013

More than 30 allegedly maltreated horses will be sold at auction to recover costs connected to their care. ... Read More

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Florida Horse Rescue Operator Charged

May 15, 2013

The rescue operator allegedly maltreated horses in her care and falsified health reports.... Read More

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Wisconsin Police Probe Horse Deaths

May 10, 2013

Authorities found more than 70 horses either dead or starving on a Pleasant Prairie, Wis., farm. ... Read More

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Oklahoma Woman Charged Equine Cruelty Case

April 26, 2013

An Oklahoma woman is charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of more than 60 horses. ... Read More

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Cruelty Case Surrounding Dressage Stallion Totilas Dropped

April 25, 2013

The cruelty case against Totilas' connections has been dropped by prosecutors due to lack of evidence.... Read More

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Michigan Bill would Establish Registry for Animal Abusers

April 19, 2013

If the bill becomes law, Michigan would be the first state to establish a statewide animal abuser registry.... Read More