Abuse & Neglect News


Officials Seize More Than 40 Horses in Idaho

March 14, 2017

Authorities charged an Idaho couple each with 23 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. ... Read More


Some Horses Returned After Colorado Seizure

February 27, 2017

A judge ordered that 24 horses be returned to their owner while another 39 remain impounded.... Read More


The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Cruelty Prosecutions

February 16, 2017

The equine veterinarian is the prosecutor's most important resource and witness in these cases, one attorney said.... Read More


Woman Charged in Colorado Horse Seizure

January 24, 2017

Penny Gingerich has been charged with 64 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.... Read More


The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

January 19, 2017

How a vet examines and treats allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case.... Read More


Arrest Ends Man's Nearly 700-Mile Horseback Ride

November 28, 2016

A man is facing charges for riding an allegedly maltreated horse from Greenwood, South Carolina, to Miami-Dade, Florida.... Read More


Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Horse Beating Case

August 10, 2016

Sensenig pleaded guilty to both summary counts of animal cruelty during his court appearance on Aug. 8. ... Read More


Pennsylvania Man Accused in Horse Beating Incident

August 06, 2016

The man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly striking a horse overburdened by the wagon load he was pulling.... Read More


Montana Horse Rescue Operator Pleads

June 22, 2016

Dalene Rindal pleaded no contest to charges connected to the seizure of 29 horses from her rescue farm two years ago.... Read More


Florida Man Charged With Aggravated Animal Cruelty

June 02, 2016

Hector Manuel Febus Ojeda is facing charges connected to the maltreatment of one of his horses.... Read More


Owner of Dead North Carolina Horse Sought

February 23, 2016

Authorities are seeking information to help find those who tied a malnourished horse to a tree and left it for dead.... Read More


Tennessee Launches Statewide Animal Abuser Registry

January 05, 2016

The registry is the nation's first database to list information about convicted animal abusers on a statewide basis.... Read More


Police Seek Leads in Oregon Horse Killing

October 05, 2015

Authorities are hoping the public can shed light on the circumstances surrounding a horse's death in Riverside County.... Read More


Reward Offered in Pony Mutilation Case

September 14, 2015

Idaho authorities hope a $30,000 reward will help them find whoever stole and mutilated a Shetland pony. ... Read More


South Carolina Man Indicted for Animal Cruelty

September 03, 2015

Ronald Hevener was indicted for allegedly maltreating more than 20 Arabian horses at a Calhoun County farm.... Read More


Trainer Accused of Abusing Racehorses Pleads Not Guilty

August 21, 2015

Robert Dimmitt, the trainer accused of mutilating three racing Quarter Horses, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.... Read More


Man Charged for Allegedly Dragging Horse Behind ATV

August 14, 2015

The Oklahoma man allegedly dragged his horse because he was frustrated with the mare's disobedient behavior.... Read More


Oklahoma Racehorse Trainer Accused of Animal Cruelty

August 05, 2015

The Quarter Horse trainer is facing charges after two horses allegedly died and another was injured while in his care.... Read More


Welfare Group Gets Permanent Custody of Conroe Horses

July 31, 2015

A judge granted the Houston SPCA permanent custody of more than 200 horses seized from their owners.... Read More


Texas Horse Owners Face More Charges

July 23, 2015

The owners of 200 horses seized last month face a felony charge for evidence tampering and more than 10 cruelty charges.... Read More


Horse Tethered to Fence in Colorado Dies

July 22, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever hobbled a mare and left her tied to a fence during a recent spell of hot weather.... Read More


Owner of Mare Abandoned in North Texas Sought

July 22, 2015

The 12-year-old weak and emaciated mare found on a rural road about three weeks ago is recovering.... Read More


Houston SPCA Gets Custody of Seized Horse Herd

July 02, 2015

A Texas judge has awarded the Houston SPCA custody of 200 allegedly maltreated horses seized last month.... Read More


New Jersey Standardbred Trainer Indicted

July 01, 2015

Monica Thors is facing a multiple count indictment for allegedly maltreating several Standardsbreds last year.... Read More


Dozens of Horses Seized from Texas

June 27, 2015

A couple faces multiple animal cruelty charges after law authorities seized the horses at their Montgomery County farm.... Read More