Abuse & Neglect News


Owner of Dead North Carolina Horse Sought

February 23, 2016

Authorities are seeking information to help find those who tied a malnourished horse to a tree and left it for dead.... Read More


Tennessee Launches Statewide Animal Abuser Registry

January 05, 2016

The registry is the nation's first database to list information about convicted animal abusers on a statewide basis.... Read More


Police Seek Leads in Oregon Horse Killing

October 05, 2015

Authorities are hoping the public can shed light on the circumstances surrounding a horse's death in Riverside County.... Read More


Reward Offered in Pony Mutilation Case

September 14, 2015

Idaho authorities hope a $30,000 reward will help them find whoever stole and mutilated a Shetland pony. ... Read More


South Carolina Man Indicted for Animal Cruelty

September 03, 2015

Ronald Hevener was indicted for allegedly maltreating more than 20 Arabian horses at a Calhoun County farm.... Read More


Trainer Accused of Abusing Racehorses Pleads Not Guilty

August 21, 2015

Robert Dimmitt, the trainer accused of mutilating three racing Quarter Horses, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.... Read More


Man Charged for Allegedly Dragging Horse Behind ATV

August 14, 2015

The Oklahoma man allegedly dragged his horse because he was frustrated with the mare's disobedient behavior.... Read More


Oklahoma Racehorse Trainer Accused of Animal Cruelty

August 05, 2015

The Quarter Horse trainer is facing charges after two horses allegedly died and another was injured while in his care.... Read More


Welfare Group Gets Permanent Custody of Conroe Horses

July 31, 2015

A judge granted the Houston SPCA permanent custody of more than 200 horses seized from their owners.... Read More


Texas Horse Owners Face More Charges

July 23, 2015

The owners of 200 horses seized last month face a felony charge for evidence tampering and more than 10 cruelty charges.... Read More


Horse Tethered to Fence in Colorado Dies

July 22, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever hobbled a mare and left her tied to a fence during a recent spell of hot weather.... Read More


Owner of Mare Abandoned in North Texas Sought

July 22, 2015

The 12-year-old weak and emaciated mare found on a rural road about three weeks ago is recovering.... Read More


Houston SPCA Gets Custody of Seized Horse Herd

July 02, 2015

A Texas judge has awarded the Houston SPCA custody of 200 allegedly maltreated horses seized last month.... Read More


New Jersey Standardbred Trainer Indicted

July 01, 2015

Monica Thors is facing a multiple count indictment for allegedly maltreating several Standardsbreds last year.... Read More


Dozens of Horses Seized from Texas

June 27, 2015

A couple faces multiple animal cruelty charges after law authorities seized the horses at their Montgomery County farm.... Read More


Nevada Man Charged in Horse Dragging Incident

June 05, 2015

The horse sustained injuries, including a neck fracture, after being dragged down a gravel road behind a truck.... Read More


Herd Seized at South Carolina Farm

May 22, 2015

Nearly 30 Arabian horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they were seized at a South Carolina farm.... Read More


Video Leads to Horse Cruelty Charges

May 22, 2015

An outfitter faces cruelty charges after contacting authorities about a video posted online showing him beating a horse.... Read More


Maltreated, Injured Horses Abandoned in Louisiana

May 09, 2015

Two horses are receiving care and another was euthanized after authorities found them in St. Tammany Parrish.... Read More


Arizona Agency Seeks Horse Owner

May 08, 2015

Authorities are seeking the owner of a horse apparently abandoned earlier this month in Maricopa County.... Read More


Foal Carcass Discarded on Michigan Roadside

March 10, 2015

Authorities discovered the young foal's remains on March 5. Necropsy results are pending.... Read More


Oklahoma Man Charged With Maltreating Horse Herd

February 12, 2015

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple charges after more than 80 horses were seized from his Muskogee County property.... Read More


Arizona Authorities Probe Alleged Animal Cruelty

January 09, 2015

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized by Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities.... Read More


Oklahoma Horse Left for Dead Now Recovering

January 06, 2015

The horse's injuries include a fractured jaw, missing eyelids, a missing ear, and other wounds.... Read More


California Horse Owner Faces Multiple Cruelty Charges

November 21, 2014

A California man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating dozens of horses residing on two of his properties.... Read More