Abuse & Neglect News
August 04, 2007
A Web site designed to refute allegations brought by Jackson County, Michigan, Animal Control authorities against Matthew Mercier and James Henderson Jr., both accused of felony animal torture in Grass Lake, Mich., is the latest twist in a case tha... Read More
August 02, 2007
A Serbian government minister Thursday visited a herd of famed Lipizzaner horses rescued from war, but now at the center of claims of starvation and neglect.
The horses were brought to north Serbia from Lipik, Croatia, in 1991 to protect... Read More
July 25, 2007
Colorado veterinarians are now required to report suspected animal abuse or neglect, thanks to a state law that went into effect July 1. Supported by organized veterinary medicine, proponents say the statute is meant to encourage veterinarians t... Read More
July 23, 2007
A judge on Friday ordered two men to stand trial on animal torture charges stemming from the discovery of 69 allegedly malnourished horses that were impounded from a Grass Lake, Mich., farm.
District Court Judge Joseph Fili... Read More
July 05, 2007
A descendant of the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat was among 20 horses seized from a Bristol, Tenn., woman charged with animal cruelty, investigators said.
A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding named Rainaway, the champion's... Read More
July 01, 2007
Reports from neighbors had Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Humane Officer Dawn Smitley investigating a property in Perry Township on Friday, June 29. According to a report on www.Times-Reporter.com by... Read More
July 01, 2007
According to an article by Brad Keller on the HeraldBanner.com, about 80 horses were seized and removed from a ranch south of Greenville, Texas, the last week of June for alleged mistreatment. A hearing to determine custody of the horses is... Read More
June 25, 2007
According to a statement released today (June 25) by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the hearing in the case of alleged abuse at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event involving rider Amy Tryon was held earlier today.
Tryon's... Read More
June 14, 2007
It could have been a scene straight out of "Lassie." Kurt Smith was working in the yard at his horse boarding and breeding facility in Bangor, Maine, Monday when Molly, his border collie, came running and barking, signaling that something was amiss... Read More
June 11, 2007
A judge dismissed animal cruelty charges Monday against the Oakland County, Mich., 4-H Club queen, who had been suspended and faced losing her crown if convicted.
Lapeer District Judge Laura Barnard dismissed the charges against Kate Mills, 20... Read More
June 08, 2007
Secretary Mike Johanns, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Alberto Cardenas, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, have been invited to give their nations' perspectives on animal identification at the National Institute for Animal... Read More
June 07, 2007
Charges have been filed in the ongoing Gibson County, Ind., horse neglect case. Richard Stallings, 66, of Owensville, was charged June 6 with five counts of felony animal neglect and 30 misdemeanor counts of neglect of a vertebrate... Read More
June 05, 2007
More than 50 of the horses impounded in February from a farm in Pike County, Ga., were sold Saturday at a Georgia Department of Agriculture auction.
The 54 lots sold for $17,495, which will be deposited into an escrow account and held... Read More
June 03, 2007
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced Friday (June 1) that U.S. eventing rider Amy Tryon has requested a hearing regarding an incident of alleged abuse that occurred o... Read More
May 31, 2007
Gibson County officials and the Indiana Horse Rescue last weekend removed 15 horses from a southern Indiana farm in another chapter of what they call a chronic case of horse neglect. An additional 35 horses were removed from the property last... Read More
May 28, 2007
Seventy-five horses seized from a Sharpsburg farm in Maryland are gradually finding homes from the Humane Society of Washington County, according to an article at www.baltimoresun.com
May 27, 2007
Authorities seized 22 horses from a southwest Iowa farm and have cited the owner with 22 counts of animal neglect.
The horses were removed from Amanda Boyle's farm on Monday after officials with the Harrison County sheriff's office received a... Read More
May 16, 2007
A pony that fell into an abandoned well in Killingworth, Conn., Monday morning was rescued unharmed after crews used a tow truck from a local auto repair shop to lift it to safety.
The pint-sized equine was reported trapped in the well on... Read More
May 12, 2007
Tulsa County sheriff's deputies have taken custody of several horses that were found allegedly starving and neglected on a Bixby couple's property (south of Tulsa, Okla.).
Darrell and Roberta Christian have been accused in at least 13... Read More
May 01, 2007
Any domestic horse in the United States that doesn't have an owner who is managing the horse on a regular basis is abandoned. All domestic horses start out life in the United States as the property of someone. Even the Bureau of Land Management... Read More
April 22, 2007
An earthquake at the New Madrid Fault along the central Mississippi River Valley would devastate horse farms.... Read More
April 05, 2007
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March 30, 2007
A Sharpsburg, Md., woman facing multiple animal abuse, neglect, and aggravated animal cruelty charges will plead her case before a jury at 1 p.m. on Monday April 3, according to Joseph Michael, Deputy State's Attorney for Washington County,... Read More
March 26, 2007
The Associated Press today (March 26) released a new article by Jeffrey McMurray concerning horse abandonment in Eastern Kentucky and the alleged link to the closure of U.S. slaughter facilities.
The new story, which can be read via