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Seized Oregon Horses Recovering

February 10, 2010

Most of the 31 horses removed from an Oregon farm last month are thriving under rehabilitative care, said Cindy Kingsberry, president and founder of Linn County Animal Rescue, the agency in charge of the animals.

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Ohio Arabian Group Granted Custody of Seized Horses

February 09, 2010

An Arabian horse welfare organization has assumed the care of 31 allegedly malnourished horses seized from an Oak Harbor, Ohio, farm last month.

Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa County discovered 37 animal... Read More

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Texas Group Gains Custody of Seized Donkeys, Horses

February 05, 2010

Allegedly maltreated animals recently removed from a Texas ranch will be moving to new homes now that a Fannin County judge has put them in Habitat for Horses custody.

Fannin County police and Habitat for Horses investigators removed... Read More

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Charges Filed in Ohio Arabian Cruelty Case

February 02, 2010

An Ohio woman faces multiple animal cruelty charges after county animal welfare authorities removed 31 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from her property.

Last week animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa Co... Read More

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Reward Offered in Texas Horse Shooting

February 02, 2010

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 persons responsible for shooting a horse near Weatherford, Texas.

Repo... Read More

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31 Horses Seized, Oregon Rancher Faces Charges

January 28, 2010

An Oregon woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges following the removal of 31 allegedly neglected horses from her property last week.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies and animal rescue agency volunteers removed the animals ... Read More

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Jail Sentence for California Horse Cruelty Family

January 25, 2010

The California family convicted on multiple animal cruelty charges connected to the removal of 100 horses from their Frazier Park ranch will serve jail time and are prohibited from... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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