Abuse & Neglect News
January 24, 2007
On December 2, 2006, The Humane Society of Washington County in Hagerstown, Md., began an enormous horse cruelty investigation. As a result, 74 horses were impounded from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., and relocated to several locations... Read More
January 13, 2007
A man has been accused of neglecting 20 horses, nine that died, police said.
Harley L. Thompson, 67, of Moraine, Ohio, just south of Dayton, was served at his home with papers notifying him of the charges of 29 misdemeanor counts of animal... Read More
January 06, 2007
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced today that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The New York State Music Fund for its annual La Fiesta program.
La Fiesta, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, celebrates the... Read More
January 03, 2007
In the past, seven was the largest number of horses the staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Washington County, Md. had to handle. But helping a herd of 74 allegedly abused and neglected horses evacuated from a Sharpsburg. Md., farm in... Read More
January 02, 2007
A hay shortage, the result of wildfires that ravaged Oklahoma early in 2006, might lead to more cases of animal starvation in the state, state agriculture experts say.
The wildfires burned more than 850,000 acres of grazing land and caused... Read More
December 29, 2006
Equestrians share a special privilege: the permission to ride over magnificent open spaces on private land. They owe a debt of gratitude to the landowners who have conserved their land for future generations. The good news is that the rate of... Read More
December 29, 2006
A Grant County, Okla., man accused of starving horses and dumping more than 30 animal carcasses in a ravine on his farm was charged with seven felony counts of animal cruelty Dec. 19.
George Wesley Gilchrist, 43, was also charged with two... Read More
December 28, 2006
Members of a northeast Arkansas animal rescue organization say they found a "horrendous" situation on a property in the small town of Strawberry.
There, Wanda Turner of Northeast Arkansans for Animals says police and volunteers found dead... Read More
December 28, 2006
Edward Norton says he broke three vertebrae during a horse riding accident on the set of his new romantic drama, "The Painted Veil."
Norton said a horse threw him off while he was galloping before filming a scene for the movie, directed by... Read More
December 27, 2006
This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.
Horses are afflicted with a number of central nervous system diseases. Diagnosis of these... Read More
December 25, 2006
A group of 4-H club members are devoting their holiday break to helping two veterinarians and others feed and care for seven seriously malnourished horses rescued from a Dayton-area farm.
Members of the Making Strides 4-H Club started preparin... Read More
December 22, 2006
The International Equestrian Federation upheld one doping ban and reduced another on appeal.
An FEI arbitration court upheld rider Thierry Rozier's three-month suspension and disqualification from the Mediterranean Games in July 2005.... Read More
December 17, 2006
Authorities in Dodge County, Wis., responded this week to a call about a stabbed zebra -- but they say they're not treating it as a criminal investigation.
The sheriff's department received a call Monday about a 12-year-old zebra found dead... Read More
December 13, 2006
A Dover, Pa., area horse farm owner accused of animal cruelty has been placed on probation under a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Under the agreement, 14 of the 15 abuse and neglect charges have been dropped. And the deal means that... Read More
December 08, 2006
While the brother of a South Korean rider killed in an eventing accident arrived in Qatar on Friday to collect the body, equestrian officials defended their decision to continue running the cross-country competition after the man died in... Read More
December 04, 2006
November 29, 2006
High prices and scarce supply for hay this season are leading to abandoned horses, according to animal-welfare groups.
"This is the first year where people are literally just opening the gate and kicking them (the horses) out," said Chuck... Read More
November 08, 2006
A Utah man has been charged in the fatal castration of a wild horse. At least three people now face charges in the cruelty case.
Terry John Reid, 48, of Dutch John, was released on his own recognizance after an Oct. 31 initial appearance on... Read More
October 30, 2006
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the severe neglect and abandonment of two horses in Lecanto, Fla., last... Read More
October 16, 2006
Katherine Caldwell's husband, Tony, promised to buy her a horse when their children turned 5.
"The trouble is," she said, "we never had any kids."
So 12 years ago, the couple founded Indiana Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization... Read More
July 19, 2006
The 35 horses removed from James DeNoyer's northwestern
July 14, 2006
March 01, 2006
On Jan. 13, prosecutors filed criminal charges against a California owner of 35 horses seized by animal control officials in December 2005. The bony, malnourished horses ranged from weanlings to geriatrics.
Mendocino County Animal Care... Read More
June 17, 2005
The two central Kentucky women charged with animal cruelty after authorities seized their 24 horses from a Lexington farm in January 2005 received a split verdict in court on June 8. After a two-day trial, the mother, Nancy Nygaard, was acquitte... Read More
April 01, 2005
Equine veterinarians are in a unique position to recognize neglect or the potential for neglect in horses. They have direct access to horses and horse property, and they get to know horses and their owners by providing care for many years. As... Read More
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