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Florida Veterinarian Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

August 25, 2017

Gail Nichols, DVM, and her husband, Paul Smith, are facing charges after 30 horses were seized from their property.... Read More

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Pair Charged in Wyoming Horse Abandonment Case

August 03, 2017

David and Bradley Flint allegedly abandoned three horses in the Washakie Wilderness earlier this year.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Law Protects Veterinarians From Lawsuits

June 28, 2017

The legislation will shield veterinarians from civil liability when they report suspected animal cruelty to authorities.... Read More

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Georgia Man Charged in Foal Death

May 27, 2017

A pair of allegedly maltreated adult horses were also found on the property.... Read More

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Maine Bill Could Wave Animal Surrender Fees

May 20, 2017

Alleged animal abusers could also avoid consequences by signing an affidavit banning future animal ownership.... Read More

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Officials Seize More Than 40 Horses in Idaho

March 14, 2017

Authorities charged an Idaho couple each with 23 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. ... Read More

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Some Horses Returned After Colorado Seizure

February 27, 2017

A judge ordered that 24 horses be returned to their owner while another 39 remain impounded.... Read More

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The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Cruelty Prosecutions

February 16, 2017

The equine veterinarian is the prosecutor's most important resource and witness in these cases, one attorney said.... Read More

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Woman Charged in Colorado Horse Seizure

January 24, 2017

Penny Gingerich has been charged with 64 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.... Read More

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The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

January 19, 2017

How a vet examines and treats allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case.... Read More

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Arrest Ends Man's Nearly 700-Mile Horseback Ride

November 28, 2016

A man is facing charges for riding an allegedly maltreated horse from Greenwood, South Carolina, to Miami-Dade, Florida.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Horse Beating Case

August 10, 2016

Sensenig pleaded guilty to both summary counts of animal cruelty during his court appearance on Aug. 8. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Accused in Horse Beating Incident

August 06, 2016

The man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly striking a horse overburdened by the wagon load he was pulling.... Read More

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Montana Horse Rescue Operator Pleads

June 22, 2016

Dalene Rindal pleaded no contest to charges connected to the seizure of 29 horses from her rescue farm two years ago.... Read More

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Florida Man Charged With Aggravated Animal Cruelty

June 02, 2016

Hector Manuel Febus Ojeda is facing charges connected to the maltreatment of one of his horses.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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