animal neglect

Police Arrest Man In Case Of Cruelty To Stakes-Winning Quarter Horse

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office has arrested 18-year-old Jermaine Dwayne Doucet Jr., in connection with a severe neglect/cruelty case of a stakes-winning Quarter Horse in Louisiana. According to KATC3, Dr. Drip was found in a field in Opelousas, La., severely emaciated with open sores infested by maggots. Rescuers treated the horse for a brief […]

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‘A Step In The Right Direction’: Kentucky Governor Signs Law Adding Sanctions For Those Convicted Of Cruelty To Horses

A new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week is being heralded as a “step in the right direction” toward improving the state’s laws on animal cruelty. HB 200, which was passed unanimously by both the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, will allow courts to order a person convicted of animal cruelty […]

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Animal Welfare Reports Removed From USDA Website

According to ABC News, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and related information from its website on Friday, February 3 at approximately 11:00AM. USDA spokesperson Tanya Espinosa would not say whether the removal of the information was due to the new presidential administration, nor whether the removal […]

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Kentucky Leads Nation For Worst Animal Cruelty Laws

For the tenth year in a row Kentucky leads the nation for having the worst animal safety laws in the country according to a report issued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. This was the 11th year the organization had accounted for and released such rankings, in which Illinois topped the list for having the […]

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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Riding Horse From South Carolina To Florida

A man has been charged with animal cruelty and violating an animal’s health requirement after riding a horse of approximately 20 years old from South Carolina to South Florida over about five months. Chris Emerson, 36, was stopped abroad his horse Trigger on Wednesday after local police received concerned calls about the horse’s condition. Trigger […]

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Charles Borell Offered Plea Deal In Case Of 43 Abandoned Horses

Charles Borell has been offered a plea deal on 43 counts of animal cruelty related to abandoned horses found on a Mercer County, Ky. farm. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, details of the plea were not disclosed by Mercer County Attorney Ted Dean following a pretrial conference held Thursday. Borell did not attend the conference. If […]

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Last Horses In Borell Case Moved From Mercer County Farm Into Foster Care

The last of the horses at the center of an ongoing animal cruelty case involving Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer Maria Borell and her father, Charles, have been removed from the Mercer County, Ky., farm where they were deemed abandoned earlier this summer. WKYT reported last weekend that the final eight horses remaining on the property off […]

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Rehabilitating Hooves After Long-Term Neglect Takes Thoughtful Approach

The most important challenge facing caretakers of horses from long-term neglect situations like the one we’ve covered recently in Mercer County, Ky., is restoring their health. When it comes to their hooves, horses may face a long road to recovery. Farrier Thad Gouge cares for the neglected feet of horses taken in by the Kentucky […]

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Officials Release Identities Of Horses In Mercer County Neglect Case

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released information that officials hope could lead them to the owners of the 43 horses abandoned in a Mercer County, Ky., neglect case. Photos and physical descriptions of the horses, some with Jockey Club bloodlines and registered names, are listed on the department’s Stray Horse page. Each description is […]

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Commentary: Mercer County Neglect Case Is Far From Over

A digital cheer traveled through the Paulick Report’s comment threads and Facebook comments when news arrived in late June that Charles Borell had been arrested on 43 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Authorities discovered horses in various states of neglect on a Mercer County, Ky., farm leased by Beacon Hill Farm – a business entity […]

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