Abuse & Neglect News
August 11, 2009
Drilling for Oil, a U.S. Thoroughbred graded stakes winner who was sent to Peru in July for stallion duty, was found dead after being butchered for his meat, according to the Read More
August 07, 2009
Thoroughbred breeder Ernest Paragallo, whose farm in upstate New York became the center of allegations over animal neglect claims, was indicted today by a grand jury on 35 counts of animal cruelty.
The indictment, stemming from an April... Read More
July 22, 2009
Police in Marion County, Ore., are seeking several horses that might have been hidden by a barn operator accused of animal neglect.
Investigators believe the horses were moved by Kristina Early, operator of the Early Rise Ranch, a training... Read More
July 21, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising horse owners to discard feed purchased at a Florence, Ky., feed store because it could be contaminated. The agency issued the advisory on Monday when U.S. Marshals seized $24,00... Read More
July 20, 2009
U.S. marshals have seized horse and livestock feed stored under "filthy" conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association Inc. in Florence, Ky., according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bi-Count... Read More
July 18, 2009
Continuing education for animal control and law enforcement officials in the investigation of cruelty to livestock is now available in Kentucky. The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) partnered with the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association (KCA) to develo... Read More
July 14, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning a 2-year-old mare in Meadow Canyon, Nev... Read More
July 10, 2009
A criminal case involving the starvation of two wild horses adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ended with a guilty plea in Rogers County, Okla., the Bureau announced yesterday.
Adopter Shannon J. Smoke of Broken Arrow,... Read More
July 09, 2009
June 19, 2009
The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management mustangs and burros has waived his right to preliminary hearing and will be arraigned on more than 100 animal cruelty counts in Morrill County District Court o... Read More
June 11, 2009
Kristen and Jennifer Paragallo, the daughters of Ernie Paragallo who faces 22 counts of animal cruelty, have relinquished their owners' licenses.
"The surrendering of the two licenses from (Paragallo's) daughters came during our suitability... Read More
June 11, 2009
A Texas woman accused of maltreating 57 horses remains in jail after failing to post bond on cruelty charges.
Carol Paselk faces one count of cruelty to animals and one court of cruelty to livestock. The Class A misdemeanors each carry... Read More
June 10, 2009
Thanks to support received from the ASPCA as well as many other local and professional groups, Surgi-Care Center for Horses of Brandon, Fla., will host an expo June 13 to help area horse owners learn how to prepare for hurricanes and other... Read More
June 06, 2009
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to 13 animal cruelty counts and relinquished ownership of his animals under a plea bargain entered in Northampton County District court on June 4.
Joseph Mayer was originally charged with 38 counts of... Read More
May 23, 2009
A California Superior Court Judge has ruled there is sufficient evidence to press felony charges against several members of a family accused of maltreating horses at their Ventura County ranch.
Jane Bor, her son Ernie, and daughter-in-law... Read More
May 20, 2009
May 18, 2009
More than 50 allegedly neglected horses are receiving rehabilitative care from two Texas rescue agencies after they were removed from their owner's care earlier this month.
May 15, 2009
An abandoned Thoroughbred gelding found near Mesa, Ariz., is recovering from injuries and regaining condition better than his foster owner expected.
Gwen Cleary has been caring for the horse, called Solo Vino, since he
May 08, 2009
After a 12-week trial, Buckinghamshire horse dealer James Gray and several members of his family were on May 8 found guilty on charges of animal cruelty at Bicester Magistrates Court.
James and his son Jamie Gray were foun... Read More
April 24, 2009
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