Abuse & Neglect News


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


Colorado Man Faces Cruelty Charges

August 06, 2011

A Colorado man is facing 56 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses.... Read More


Florida Youth Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

August 05, 2011

A Florida youth is facing felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly attacking three horses last month.... Read More


Guilty Plea Entered in Virginia Horse Cruelty Case

July 17, 2011

A Virginia couple will serve six months in jail after pleading guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty on July ... Read More


Arrest Made in Oregon Horse Neglect Case

June 29, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon have located and arrested a woman accused of maltreating two horses ... Read More


Ohio Court Denies Appeal in Vess Neglect Case

June 28, 2011

Robin Vess, the Ohio woman convicted on more than 40 counts of second degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for ... Read More


Louisiana Men Face Cruelty Charges

June 16, 2011

Two Louisiana men have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly tying a dead horse to a tree along a ... Read More


Oklahoma Horse Transporter Cleared on Cruelty Charges

June 13, 2011

An Oklahoma man accused of animal cruelty in connection with the transport of horses in October has been ... Read More