Abuse & Neglect News


BLM Seeks Shooters in Burro Case

February 03, 2014

The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More


Equine Guelph Launches 'Full-Circle Responsibility'

February 02, 2014

The group hopes to help owners develop the skills to make management decisions to support horses' well-being.... Read More


Jackson to Serve Jail Time for Stealing SAU Horses

January 31, 2014

Jackson was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison in Oklahoma and 7 months probation.... Read More


Guilty Plea Entered in Iowa Horse Shootings

January 24, 2014

An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to shooting three horses, one of which died, in their pasture.... Read More


Allegedly Maltreated Horse Herd Seized in Indiana

January 10, 2014

More than 80 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Jefferson County, Ind.... Read More


Florida Horses Found Butchered in Miami-Dade County

January 09, 2014

Less than two weeks into the new year, two horses have been found butchered in separate incidents.... Read More


Tennessee Horse Shot, Killed

January 02, 2014

On Dec. 26, 2013, the owners of a 3-year-old horse found the animal lying dead in its pasture.... Read More


New York Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Charged

December 26, 2013

The driver is facing a single animal cruelty count for allegedly working an injured animal. ... Read More


Arizona Police Probe Horse Shooting

December 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a mare found wandering in the desert earlier this month. ... Read More


Nebraska Police Seek Help to Find Horse Shooter

December 12, 2013

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a Paint Horse in its pasture last month. ... Read More


Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More


Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Horse Death

November 20, 2013

A woman was charged with animal cruelty after her elderly mare died of alleged starvation earlier this week. ... Read More


More than 60 Horses Seized in Washington State

November 19, 2013

More than 60 allegedly maltreated horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized last week. ... Read More


ALDF Eyes National Animal Abuser Registry

November 13, 2013

Horse rescues could soon be able to consult a nationwide animal abuser registry before adopting animals out. ... Read More


Hoskins to Serve Probation, Pay Fines for Mistreating Horses

November 05, 2013

Hoskins was found guilty of mistreating dozens of Morgan Horses earlier this year. ... Read More


Suspect Sought in N.D. Horse Dragging

October 30, 2013

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever is responsible for the dragging death of a Shetland Pony. ... Read More


Warrants Issued for Man Found Guilty of Neglecting Horses

October 23, 2013

Four warrants have been issued for a South Dakota man found guilty of neglecting 69 horses on his property. ... Read More


Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty to Abusing 170 Miniature Horses

October 19, 2013

An Oregon woman pleaded guilty to abusing 170 Miniature Horses on her Josephine County property last year.... Read More


More Than 20 California Horses Seized

July 30, 2013

More than 20 horses are under rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner in late July.... Read More


Virginia Police Officer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2013

A Virginia police officer is facing charges connected to the alleged maltreatment of a former service horse. ... Read More


Farm Operator Hoskins Found Guilty of Maltreating Horses

July 09, 2013

Hoskins was found guilty of 52 of the 74 original charges against her.... Read More


Florida Authorities Seek Public Help in Equine Cruelty Case

July 09, 2013

The two Paint horses were allegedly left in a barn that had been nailed shut with no food or water. ... Read More


California Breeders Plead Not Guilty

June 21, 2013

The breeders pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts for allegedly maltreating several horses. ... Read More


Another Florida Horse Found Slaughtered

June 12, 2013

A horse was apparently slaughtered for meat, then dumped in an embankment near West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Read More


Montana Horse Discovered Dead

May 27, 2013

Authorities are seeking information about whoever is responsible for the Ravalli County horse's death. ... Read More