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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

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Abandoned Colorado Horse Recovering from Gunshot Wound

November 16, 2009

A horse shot and left for dead along a Colorado road is expected to recover from his wounds, said the veterinarian in charge of his care.

On Nov. 9, Garfield County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the grey gelding after receiving... Read More

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Baltimore Cart Ponies Seized

November 11, 2009

City of Baltimore authorities have seized 19 ponies after inspectors discovered the animals residing in allegedly filthy, dilapidated stables. The ponies are all owned by Baltimore street vendors who sell produce from horse-drawn... Read More

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Horses Abandoned in Trailer, Driver Charged

November 10, 2009

Seven horses that were abandoned in a trailer on the side of the road in Edmonton, Alberta, last week are doing well in foster care and are waiting to be claimed by their owner. Meanwhile, the driver of the trailer has been charged under... Read More

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U.K. Couple Sentenced in Pony Obesity Cruelty Case

November 05, 2009

A couple in the United Kingdom have become the first horse owners convicted of obesity-related animal cruelty under that country's Animal Welfare Act, said a report from Read More

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Miami Trail Riders Find Butchered Horse

November 02, 2009

The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in the Miami area since January rose to 21 on Saturday when trail riders discovered the remains of a Thoroughbred mare alongside a rural road in Miami-Dade County.

In... Read More

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Horse Businesses the Focus of Indiana Seminar

October 30, 2009

The Horse Business Seminar, designed for those who provide services to horse owners, will be Nov. 7 at the Purdue Calumet Conference Center in Hammond, Ind.

"These are challenging times for everyone," said Mark Russell,... Read More

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Seized Texas Horses Returned to Owner

October 26, 2009

More than 30 horses removed from a petting zoo at a Texas feed store will be returned to their owner.

Dallas County law enforcement authorities and SPCA of Texas personnel... Read More

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Seized Texas Arabians Placed in Adoptive Homes

October 19, 2009

The majority of the Egyptian Arabian horses removed from a Texas breeding farm in August are now residing in new homes.

More than 70 animals were removed from the Renazans... Read More

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Abandoned Horse Teleconference Scheduled Oct. 6

September 14, 2009

Amidst reports of horses being abandoned due to the struggling economy, the University of Illinois Extension has scheduled a telephone conference on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. to address this issue.

"Horses and other animals are... Read More

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Miami Gardens Horse Reported Butchered

September 10, 2009

Investigations into a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida expanded again on Wednesday when a horse was discovered dead in the paddock of a Miami Gardens ranch.

The... Read More

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Former Owners of Seized Retired Polo Ponies Sought

September 09, 2009

An equine welfare advocate is hoping to reunite polo ponies seized from a farm owned by Polo Pony Retirement Foundation operator Nancy Mackall in August with former owners who want them back.

Twenty equines were residing on the farm when... Read More

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Seized Arabians in Custody of Texas Group

August 28, 2009

More than 70 allegedly neglected Arabian horses seized from their owner earlier this month are now in the permanent custody of the agency directing their care.

Denton County... Read More

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Fund Drive for Seized Horses at Saratoga Race Course

August 25, 2009

Fans coming to Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26 will be able to help the almost 200 Thoroughbred horses recently removed from a Greene County Farm. In April, 2009, police raided the Climax, N.Y., farm of horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who has been... Read More

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New York Thoroughbred Breeder Arraigned on Cruelty Charges

August 18, 2009

Horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who was banned from racing after 177 allegedly malnourished horses were seized in a raid of his upstate New York farm, has been arraigned on 35 counts of animal cruelty.

Paragallo appeared Tuesday before Judg... Read More

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76 Arabian Horses Seized in Texas

August 17, 2009

The operator of a Texas horse breeding farm was arrested after law enforcement authorities removed 76 allegedly neglected horses from his ranch on Friday.

Denton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the horses at the Renazans Arabians ranch... Read More