Abuse & Neglect News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Montana Horse Discovered Dead

May 27, 2013

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


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


Florida Horse Rescue Operator Charged

May 15, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


Pennsylvania Morgan Horse Breeder Convicted

April 16, 2013

A Pennsylvania horse breeder was found guilty on 30 counts of animal cruelty last week.... Read More


N.M. Horse Shooter to Face No Charges

April 16, 2013

The man who posted a video on the Internet of himself shooting his horse will not face charges. ... Read More


Indiana Horses Seized

April 15, 2013

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a Madison County, Ind., property.... Read More


Oklahoma Horse Herd Seized

April 10, 2013

More than 60 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after authorities removed them from a farm last week.... Read More


Convicted Mustang Abuser Jailed for Parole Violation

April 08, 2013

The rancher convicted of maltreating more than 200 mustangs was jailed for violating terms of his parole. ... Read More


Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts McConnell for Horse Soring

April 03, 2013

The grand jury indicted McConnell on more than 20 counts of animal cruelty in connection with horse soring.... Read More


Online Horse Shooting Video Prompts Cruelty Probe

March 25, 2013

Authorities are evaluating whether a man who made a video of himself shooting his horse should face charges. ... Read More


ASPCA Program to Provide Hay to Florida Horse Rescues

March 22, 2013

The Hay It Forward project is designed to raise awareness of equine welfare issues.... Read More