Abuse & Neglect News
July 30, 2010
Law enforcement authorities in King County, Wash., are seeking those responsible for abandoning two horses near a campground on July 21. Sheriff's Deputies discovered the roughly 20-year-old bay Thoroughbred mare and the elderly ... Read More
July 23, 2010
July 15, 2010
The New York farm operator facing more than 100 animal cruelty counts has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Last March, officials from the SPCA Serving Erie county County removed 73 horses and numerous dogs and cats from the pro... Read More
June 24, 2010
A Maryland farm operator faces multiple animal cruelty charges for the alleged maltreatment of 26 horses on his Garrett County property. Last month, animal welfare authorities removed the horses along with other livestock after recei... Read More
June 09, 2010
A Colorado man will serve one year in a work release program for maltreating 17 horses on his Jefferson County ranch.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies seized the animals from their owner, John McCulley, in May 2009 after a tip... Read More
May 27, 2010
A New York Morgan horse breeder and trainer accused of maltreating animals at her Erie County farm pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty charges during an appearance in East Aurora Town Court on May 26.
In March, the Society ... Read More
May 21, 2010
Citing a "failure to recognize" bad acts and a "lack of remorse," Judge George J. Pulver Jr. on May 18 handed down the maximum possible sentence to prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ernest Paragallo. Convicted on 33 c... Read More
May 17, 2010
A New York farm operator faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged neglect of 73 horses that were removed from her Erie County property in March.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) ... Read More
May 12, 2010
A former Thoroughbred horse trainer who pleaded guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts earlier this year was released from jail on May 12 after serving 126 days of his 180-day sentence.
Chad Moore was charged with 12 counts of anim... Read More
May 03, 2010
An Ohio woman has been found guilty on more than 40 counts of second-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for maltreating Arabian horses on her Oak Harbor farm. An Ottawa County Municipal Court jury returned the verdicts April 30.
Animal welfare ... Read More
April 21, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a federal law banning the "commercial creation, sale, or possession of certain depictions of animal cruelty." The court, on an 8-1 vote April 20, declared the federal law too broad and ... Read More
April 06, 2010
A judge has declined to discard evidence in the case of an Ohio woman charged with maltreating more than 40 Arabian horses at her Ottawa County farm.
Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa County seized 36 alleg... Read More
March 31, 2010
A bill that would make cruelty to horses and other livestock a felony in Tennessee died in the state's House of Representatives Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. Current law applies to companion animals only
March 30, 2010
The Louisiana man charged with brutalizing his horse in 2007 has been sentenced to three years' probation and is prohibited from contact with horses for three years.
Tony Meyers was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to anima... Read More
March 16, 2010
The Ohio woman accused of maltreating more than 40 Arabian horses has rejected a plea agreement that would reduce the charges against her.
Robin Vess was charged with 42 counts of animal cruelty last month after animal welfare author... Read More
March 10, 2010
Ernie Paragallo, a prominent New York Thoroughbred breeder and trainer has been convicted of mistreating dozens of horses. Paragallo was convicted March 10 of 33 of 34 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts in a non-jury trial.
The 52-yea... Read More
March 08, 2010
A father and son found guilty of overworking and neglecting their horses during a pack trip in Montana in 2008 were each handed six months in jail during their appeal last week.
Craig Heydon and his son, Curtis Heydon, will also have... Read More
March 03, 2010
Thoroughbred trainer Chad Moore will serve 180 days in jail and is barred from owning or training animals for five years after pleading guilty to six counts of animal abandonment under an agreement entered in Clermont County Municipal Court on ... Read More
March 01, 2010
A Montana jury has found two men guilty of animal cruelty for starving and overworking three of their four horses during a pack trip through the Montana wilderness in the summer of 2008.
Curtis Heydon, 38, was found guilty of 10 coun... Read More
February 25, 2010
Jason Meduna, the Nebraska rancher found guilty of maltreating former Bureau of Land Management mustangs will serve not less than 40 months in prison, and is prohibited from owning or working with livestock for 30 years.
Morrill Coun... Read More
February 24, 2010
Two men found guilty of animal cruelty last year for allegedly overworking and neglecting four horses during a two-month pack trip in the mountains of Montana are back on trial this week, following their district court appeal.
Craig ... Read More
February 11, 2010
Attorneys in Ohio are asking a U.S. District Court judge to declare an Arabian horse rescue organization the legal owner of horses removed from an Oak Harbor farm last month.
Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Otta... Read More
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.
Linn County Sheriff&... Read More
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
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