Abuse & Neglect News


Equine Cruelty Investigations

October 01, 2012

Vets and animal welfare organizations teach law officers how to recognize signs of equine neglect.... Read More


Reward Offered in Chicago Police Horse Injury Case

September 20, 2012

Police offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.... Read More


Burned Pennsylvania Horse Receiving Treatment at OSU

September 20, 2012

The horse arrived at The Ohio State University on Sept. 5 after being burned in his pasture on Aug. 26.... Read More


Chicago Police Horses Injured in Break-In

September 18, 2012

The two injured horses have been treated and are recovering from the Sept. 16 incident.... Read More


Texan Charged in Donkey Death

July 09, 2012

A Texas man is facing a charge in connection with the death of a donkey discovered hanging by its neck.... Read More


Georgia Couple Sentenced in Cruelty Case

December 03, 2011

The pair will serve probation and pay fines in connection with allegedly maltreating 41 horses.... Read More


Georgia Woman Pleads No Contest to Cruelty Charges

November 23, 2011

A Georgia woman has pleaded no contest to charges connected with the alleged maltreatment of 41 horses .... Read More


New York Bill Would Make Horse Abuse a Felony

November 09, 2011

The bill would make it a felony to maltreat a horse used for recreation or those being rehabilitated.... Read More


N.Y. Bill Would Create Statewide Cruelty Convict Registry

November 08, 2011

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with a statewide animal cruelty database.... Read More


Not Guilty Plea Entered in New York Cruelty Case

November 04, 2011

A woman accused of maltreating horses on her Saratoga County property has pleaded not guilty to the charges.... Read More


California Rancher Faces 70 Animal Cruelty Charges

November 02, 2011

Dwight Bennett allegedly starved more than 50 horses on his ranch; Faces 70 counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More


Indiana Thoroughbred Trainer Handed 10-Year Abuse Suspension

October 31, 2011

Janey Adams is fighting a 10-year suspension resulting from the alleged maltreatment of a horse in her care.... Read More


Rancher Convicted on Mustang Cruelty Charges Paroled

October 30, 2011

Jason Meduna, who was convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts, has been granted parole.... Read More


California Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

October 28, 2011

A California man is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of more than 50 horses.... Read More


Florida Thoroughbred Found Butchered

October 25, 2011

A Thoroughbred horse was discovered butchered alongside a road in northwest Miami-Dade County, Fla., Oct. 20.... Read More


New York Horse Owner Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

October 24, 2011

A New York woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of hors... Read More


More Charges Filed in Maryland Neglect Case

October 06, 2011

A Maryland farm operator has been charged with additional cruelty counts for allegedly neglecting her horses.... Read More


Seized North Carolina Hackney Pony Dies

September 29, 2011

A man facing multiple animal cruelty charges could face an additional charge after another of his ponies died.... Read More


California Man Dead After Horse Stabbing Incident

September 28, 2011

California authorities shot and killed a man who threatened deputies after attacking his neighbor's horse.... Read More


New York County Ponders Cruelty Offender Registry

September 22, 2011

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with an offender registry under a new bill.... Read More

"Mamma" was euthanized Sept. 15 after failing to respond to treatment. She was discovered tied to a tree with no food or water on Sept. 12 in Ontario, Calif.


California Horse Abandonment Probed

September 17, 2011

California animal welfare authorities are seeking whoever abandoned an emaciated horse near a rural road.... Read More


Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Neglect Case

September 09, 2011

A farm operator is facing charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals in York county.... Read More


New York Rescue Operator Faces Fraud, Cruelty Charges

August 29, 2011

An equine rescue is facing charges for allegedly defrauding financial contributors and maltreating horses.... Read More


New Charges Filed in Texas Neglect Case

August 22, 2011

The owner of nine horses that died allegedly due to lack of water in Texas is facing animal cruelty charges.... Read More


More Than 200 Horses Seized from Texas Holding Area

August 12, 2011

More than 200 allegedly maltreated horses are in law enforcement authorities' custody after being seized.... Read More