Abuse & Neglect News


Georgia Horse Owner Accused of Cruelty Enters Plea

April 26, 2011

A Georgia man accused of neglecting 40 horses on his Habersham County farm has pleaded no contest to the animal cruelty counts against him. County animal control authorities and personnel from the Lil One's Ridin' Ranch horse rescue removed the ... Read More


Indiana Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horses

April 25, 2011

Animal welfare authorities in Ft. Wayne, Ind., are seeking the owner of two horses apparently abandoned in Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park last week.
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More Than 100 Horses Seized in Canada

April 24, 2011

More than 100 horses are in the care of the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after being removed from a farm near Calgary earlier this week. Alberta SPCA Executive Director Terra Johnston said the investigation into the... Read More


Virginia Couple Indicted on Cruelty Charges

April 15, 2011

A grand jury in King and Queen County, Va., has indicted Robert H. Amos and Elizabeth B. Newsome-Amos on 20 counts each of animal cruelty, according to King and Queen County Circuit Court Clerk, Deborah F. Longest. The indictments stem from the ... Read More


Allegedly Malnourished Oregon Horses Seized, Relocated

April 07, 2011

More than 100 allegedly malnourished horses seized in February by Oregon law enforcement authorities remain under care after being relocated from a remote Wallowa County breeding farm to more accessible facilities near Joseph, Ore.
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Oregon Women Face Neglect Charges

March 27, 2011

Two Oregon women are facing animal neglect charges connected to the drowning death of one horse and the alleged neglect of four others residing on their Lincoln County property. Lincoln County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dave Carey said law enforcement ... Read More


Restitution Ordered in West Virginia Neglect Case

March 26, 2011

On March 24, a Magistrate Court Judge in West Virginia ordered a horse rescue operator in that state to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to cover the cost of care for animals removed from her property last year.
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Kansas Authorities Probe Horse Stabbing Incident

March 21, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Kansas City, Kan., are seeking whoever is responsible for stabbing two horses after releasing them and numerous other horses from their stalls March 16. Kansas City Police Department Public Information Officer Sergeant ... Read More


Maryland Couple Sentenced in Equine Cruelty Case

March 15, 2011

A Maryland man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges in connection with the neglect of 26 horses removed from his Garrett County property last year. Last week under a plea agreement Richard Friend pleaded ... Read More


Montana Man Faces More Cruelty Charges

March 08, 2011

A Montana rancher charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty in December 2010 for allegedly failing to provide food, water, and veterinary care to his herd of 450 horses was charged two additional counts March 2 after two more horses died on his ... Read More


Texas Juveniles to Face Cruelty Charges

February 28, 2011

Two Texas juveniles will face criminal charges in connection with the shooting deaths of two horses, according to Grayson County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Ricky Wheeler. Wheeler said sheriff's department investigators ... Read More


Not Guilty Plea Entered in Montana Cruelty Case

February 26, 2011

A Montana couple accused of maltreating horses on their Carbon County ranch have pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them. Earlier this month, authorities discovered more than 60 animals residing on a ranch owned by Jack and Terry Martin. ... Read More


AAEP Good Works Honorees Care for Abused, Neglected Horses

February 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Mary Beth Hamorski, VMD, and Christina Wilson, DVM, of Califon Animal Hospital in Lebanon, N.J., as the January honorees of its Good Works Campaign. Hamorski and Wilson provide ... Read More


West Virginia Man Faces Cruelty Charges

February 14, 2011

A West Virginia man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Greenbrier County farm. Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kirby Hanson said that last week after responding ... Read More


Idaho Ranchers Face Cruelty Charges

February 09, 2011

Three Idaho ranchers are facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 animals, including 30 horses. On Jan. 18 personnel from the Payette County Sheriff's Department, the Idaho Department of ... Read More


Use and Abuse of Medications at Horse Shows (AAEP 2010)

February 02, 2011

At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., Marjorie W. Miller, DVM, discussed medication rules from several equestrian governing bodies as well as the role of veterinarians in equestrian ... Read More


Texas Pair Faces Cruelty Charges

February 02, 2011

A Texas couple is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of 39 horses removed from their Coryell County property earlier this week. In addition, 250 dogs, two Bengal tigers, two mountain lions, one primate,... Read More


Plea Entered in Montana Cruelty Case

January 31, 2011

A Montana man accused to maltreating a herd of horses has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. The herd of 450 horses, owned by James H. Leachman, was residing on 9,400 acres of deeded land and 30,000 acres of leased Crow Tribal land ... Read More


Montana Man Faces Cruelty Charges

January 25, 2011

A Montana rancher faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged neglect of 450 horses. Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said the horses are residing on 9,400 acres of deeded land and 30,000 acres of leased Crow tribal ... Read More


Arkansas Horse Trader Faces Cruelty Charges

January 03, 2011

An Arkansas man is facing more than 100 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Fulton County property. On Dec. 7, Fulton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered 117 allegedly malnourished and neglected... Read More


More Than 100 Horses Seized from Arkansas Farm

December 23, 2010

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the American Humane Society recently seized 117 horses from a farm ... Read More


Owner of Abandoned Oregon Horses Sought

November 29, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of two apparently abandoned horses. Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Clint Pierce said Portland General Electric utility company personnel discovered the ...... Read More


Identifying Neglect of Horses

November 27, 2010

Everyone has a different mental picture of how a skinny horse looks, acts, and appears. Often the easiest way to determine if a horse needs to be investigated by authorities is to determine his or her body condition score using the Henneke Scale.

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Utah Horse Killed, Then Butchered for Meat

November 05, 2010

Animal welfare authorities in Utah are seeking those responsible for killing a horse, then apparently butchering it for its meat.... Read More


Charges Filed in Illinois Cruelty Case

October 15, 2010

An Illinois man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly beating his horse, according to a spokesperson for the Edgar County State's Attorney's Office. Dennis Hollingsworth was charged with one count of cruelty to animals and on... Read More