abandoned horses

Rescue Or Theft? South Carolina Lawyer’s Arrest Raises Questions

South Carolina attorney and one-time congressional candidate Curtis Bostic was arrested this month in connection with what police said was a case of horse theft in Breathitt County, Kentucky. According to a report by the Post and Courier, Bostic said it was simply a case of horse rescue. Bostic, who was arrested wearing a t-shirt […]

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Longtime Friend On Maria Borell: ‘She Is Stopping At Nothing’

The list of people looking for former trainer Maria Borell keeps getting longer. On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal Court sued Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell, seeking legal ownership of the 43 horses a state veterinarian said were abandoned and in various […]

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Abandoned Horses Now Under Care Of Lexington Humane Society

The Lexington Humane Society has stepped in and taken over the care of 23 abandoned horses at a Fayette County boarding stable. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the 23 Thoroughbreds, were part of a larger group of 33 housed at the stable. The man that owned the horses had not paid for their care for several months. […]

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Report: Horse Abandonment Cases On The Rise In Texas

Officials in Houston told KPRC this week that they are experiencing a rise in the number of neglect or abandonment cases of horses. The Houston Humane Society attributes the dumping of the animals in empty lots in residential neighborhoods to the expense of caring for horses and the overpopulation of available animals at public auction. […]

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Leading Astray: The Free Roaming Horses Of Eastern Kentucky

When traveling southeast of Lexington, Ky., large farms filled with sleek Thoroughbreds give way to smaller farms and gaited horses, then finally to mountains with horses kept in small lots behind tiny homes clinging to the mountainside. A little farther east and you’re in the Appalachian region of the state, which comprises 54 of Kentucky’s […]

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Kentucky Creates Database To Help Owners Find Lost Horses

Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing now have a new tool on the internet to help them try to track down their missing animals. The state veterinarian’s office has launched a Stray and Abandoned Equine Database with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture where people can browse listings of horses that have been found. “Stray and […]

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Kentucky House Passes Estray Horse Bill

Like dogs and cats, horses that are abandoned or those whose owners cannot be located can be taken into a county’s care if they pose a risk to people or property, or if they are in need of medical care. These “estray” horses are required to be held by the country for 90 days while […]

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Free-Range, Abandoned Horses A Growing Problem In Kentucky

According to a USA Today report, the population of free-roaming horses in Kentucky’s eastern mountain region has reached unsettling levels. People have either been grazing horses or turning them loose on reclaimed surface mines in the Appalachians for years, but the practice has gone on for so long that the herds are producing their own foals […]

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More Than Forty Horses Found Abandoned in Central Kentucky

Dozens of horses were recently discovered abandoned in a field in Bourbon County near Lexington, Ky. According to veterinarians, the horses had been on their own since April without any kind of regular care or additional feed. Someone recently purchased the land where the horses, several of whom appear to be pregnant and underweight, had been […]

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Irish Officials: Five Thousand Abandoned Horses Euthanized Since 2012

Irish authorities are reporting that about 5,000 horses have been euthanized in the last two years as the government has seen a rise in horses let loose or abandoned on public lands. The country’s Control of Horses act allows officials to impound horses grazing in public places but recent updates to the law dictate that […]

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