Abuse & Neglect News


Pair Indicted in Mare Mutilation Case

November 21, 2014

Two Texas men have been indicted for allegedly mutilating a mare before abandoning her in San Patricio County.... Read More


Smartphone App Helps Animal Cruelty Investigators

October 27, 2014

The app allows users to record videos of suspected animal cruelty and to establish GPS coordinates of the alleged crime.... Read More


Texas Authorities Probe Horse Abandonment

October 09, 2014

The older mare was found with a broken jaw and an injury to her left hind leg.... Read More


Woman Charged in Nevada Equine Cruelty Case

October 03, 2014

A woman is facing multiple cruelty counts after authorities removed more than 30 horses from her ranch near Las Vegas.... Read More


Mutilated Mare Receiving Care in Texas

October 02, 2014

The allegedly malnourished 4- or 5-year-old Paint mare had her vagina cut out and was stabbed inside that initial wound.... Read More


Owner Charged in Utah Horse Deaths

September 29, 2014

A Utah owner has been charged in the deaths of 10 horses found without access to water in July.... Read More


How Many Horses Makes a Hoarder?

September 28, 2014

One rescuer says hoarding has less to do with many animals than with abuse. So is it time to redefine a horse hoarder? ... Read More


Horses Removed from Black Forest Farm

September 24, 2014

The allegedly maltreated herd--including a high-profile cutting horse--were found living among several dead horses.... Read More


FBI to Report Animal Cruelty Statistics

September 23, 2014

The FBI's Uniform Crimes Report will add animal cruelty statistics to its National Incident Based Reporting System.... Read More


Reward Offered in California Pony Shooting

September 18, 2014

Authorities hope a cash reward will help identify those responsible for shooting a pony in its Sonoma County pasture.... Read More


Owner Charged in Virginia Horse Death

September 17, 2014

A Virginia horse owner is facing charges after his horse died in the Shenandoah Forest. ... Read More


Allegedly Maltreated Horses Removed from California Property

August 29, 2014

More than two dozen horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a San Diego County property.... Read More


Accused North Dakota Probation Violator Arrested Again

August 23, 2014

A North Dakota man from whom more than 120 horses were seized has been arrested again on probation violation charges.... Read More


Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More


North Dakota Man Faces Probation Violation Charges

August 13, 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to maltreating more than 100 horses last year has violated terms of his probation.... Read More


Arizona Woman Accused of Maltreating Minis

August 11, 2014

A woman is facing charges in connection with allegedly maltreating more than 20 Miniature Horses.... Read More


Alabama Man Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

July 30, 2014

An Alabama man faces charges related to 16 allegedly malnourished equids and 16 dead horses.... Read More


Utah Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

July 23, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify whoever shot and killed four Davis County horses.... Read More


Minnesota Man Charged in Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

A Minnesota man is facing animal cruelty charges connected to the deaths of two foals and two older horses.... Read More


Iowa Horse Shooter Sought

July 21, 2014

Iowa authorities hope a $1,000 cash reward will help identify whoever shot a 14-month-old horse.... Read More


Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

July 18, 2014

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify whoever cut a horse's leg while it grazed in its pasture.... Read More


North Carolina Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

July 16, 2014

A North Carolina woman is facing charges for allegedly maltreating 54 horses on her Sampson County property.... Read More


Reward Offered in Mississippi Horse Shooting

July 10, 2014

Horse sanctuary operators hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for shooting a rescued horse.... Read More


Horse Abandoned in Oregon

July 09, 2014

A horse is receiving rehabilitative care while authorities seek whoever abandoned the animal.... Read More


Louisiana Horse Deaths Investigated

June 27, 2014

Authorities are hoping a cash reward will determine who shot three horses grazing in a pasture.... Read More