Abuse & Neglect News


Nebraska Mustang Cruelty Sentencing Set

January 19, 2010

Jason Meduna, the former Nebraska training ranch operator convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts involving the maltreatment of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs, will appear in Morrill County District Court on Feb. 23 for sen... Read More


Nebraska Mustang Trainer Guilty on Cruelty Charges

January 18, 2010

The former operator of a Nebraska training ranch for Bureau of Land Management mustangs has been found guilty on 145 of the 149 felony animal cruelty charges against him.

Jason Meduna was charged with 149 counts of class 4 felony ani... Read More


TheHorse.com Facebook Gathers 3,000 Fans

January 14, 2010

Social media is an important part of the way horse owners, trainers, managers, veterinarians, and others connect today. TheHorse.com's Facebook page has broken the 3,000 friend ... Read More


Guide to Rehabilitating Neglected Horses Available

January 11, 2010

Want to rehabilitate a neglected horse but don't know where to start? A new brochure from the American Horse Council might help.

The new brochure, done in partnership with AHC sponsors Nutrena, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Hea... Read More


Two Seized Cincinnati Horses Euthanized

January 08, 2010

Two horses recently removed from an Ohio farm were euthanized due to poor body condition, said Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr.

The two mares were among six allegedly malnourished thoroughbred horses removed by Cou... Read More


Cincinnati Horse Trainer Charged with Cruelty, Abandonment

January 08, 2010

Thoroughbred horse trainer Chad Moore faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged abandonment and maltreatment of horses at his Ohio farm.

Clermont County animal control officials removed six allegedly malnou... Read More


Equine Cruelty Summit Planned in Wellington Friday

January 07, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host an equine anti-cruelty summit and panel discussion on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the George Morris Horsemastership Clinics at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center i... Read More


Family Pleads Guilty to Horse Cruelty Charges

December 31, 2009

A California family has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony animal cruelty in connection with the maltreatment of horses at their 21-acre ranch near Frazier Park, Calif.

Jane Bor, her son Ernie, and daughter-in-law Cecelia we... Read More


Donations Sought for Seized Horses in Cincinnati Area

December 30, 2009

The Clermont County Humane Society of Batavia, Ohio, is seeking donations of hay, feed, blankets, and other supplies needed to care for six allegedly malnourished Thoroughbred horses removed from a Bethel, Ohio, farm. County animal control offi... Read More


Horses Abandoned on Mountain Find Homes

December 24, 2009

Two horses that were abandoned on the side of a mountain in British Columbia last Christmas have found permanent homes.

Just before Christmas last year, snowmobilers discovered the pair of horses trapped in chest-high snow in the mou... Read More


Horses Up For Adoption After Neglect Case, Foreclosure

December 23, 2009

Unexpected guests often drop in over the holidays, but what if your drop-ins were an entire herd of Quarter Horses?

That’s what happened to Falmouth, Ky., equine rescue facility Speak Up For Horses, when 48 mares, stallions, an... Read More


Another Butchered Horse Found in Florida

December 23, 2009

The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in Florida rose to 22 this week when the dismembered carcass of bay mare was discovered in Southwest Miami-Dade.... Read More


State Animal Cruelty Laws Graded

December 17, 2009

Kentucky, North Dakota, Hawaii, Idaho, and Mississippi have the weakest animal protection laws in the nation, according to a report released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) on Tuesday.

The group annually ranks U.S. states and... Read More


Seized Tennessee Horses Improving

December 11, 2009

Several of the 84 allegedly malnourished horses removed from a Cannon County, Tenn., farm have gained enough strength to move on to equine rescue facilities where their rehabilitative care will continue.

Last month, Tennessee State a... Read More


Edmonton Trailer Driver Says Horses Not Abandoned

December 01, 2009

A 75-year-old man charged under Alberta's Animal Protection Act for permitting animals to be in distress said he feels the charge is ridiculous, and that the seven horses he... Read More


Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

November 26, 2009

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

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Fat Dogs, Coughing Horses to Teach Kids about Health Careers

November 26, 2009

Purdue University researchers will use a $1.3-million grant to help further students' understanding of the role animals play in keeping people healthy.

Timothy Ratliff, MS, PhD, and Sandra Amass, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ABVP,... Read More


Horses Abandoned in Washington Forest, Reward Offered

November 24, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible for abandoning five horses on a logging road in rural Pierc... Read More


Abandoned Colorado Horse Recovering from Gunshot Wound

November 16, 2009

A horse shot and left for dead along a Colorado road is expected to recover from his wounds, said the veterinarian in charge of his care.

On Nov. 9, Garfield County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the grey gelding after receiving... Read More


Baltimore Cart Ponies Seized

November 11, 2009

City of Baltimore authorities have seized 19 ponies after inspectors discovered the animals residing in allegedly filthy, dilapidated stables. The ponies are all owned by Baltimore street vendors who sell produce from horse-drawn... Read More


Horses Abandoned in Trailer, Driver Charged

November 10, 2009

Seven horses that were abandoned in a trailer on the side of the road in Edmonton, Alberta, last week are doing well in foster care and are waiting to be claimed by their owner. Meanwhile, the driver of the trailer has been charged under... Read More


U.K. Couple Sentenced in Pony Obesity Cruelty Case

November 05, 2009

A couple in the United Kingdom have become the first horse owners convicted of obesity-related animal cruelty under that country's Animal Welfare Act, said a report from Read More


Miami Trail Riders Find Butchered Horse

November 02, 2009

The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in the Miami area since January rose to 21 on Saturday when trail riders discovered the remains of a Thoroughbred mare alongside a rural road in Miami-Dade County.

In... Read More


Horse Businesses the Focus of Indiana Seminar

October 30, 2009

The Horse Business Seminar, designed for those who provide services to horse owners, will be Nov. 7 at the Purdue Calumet Conference Center in Hammond, Ind.

"These are challenging times for everyone," said Mark Russell,... Read More


Seized Texas Horses Returned to Owner

October 26, 2009

More than 30 horses removed from a petting zoo at a Texas feed store will be returned to their owner.

Dallas County law enforcement authorities and SPCA of Texas personnel... Read More