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Parker Hit With Two More Felony Animal Cruelty Charges In Louisiana, Bringing Total To Over A Dozen

Police in Union Parish, La., have charged horseman Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, with two more felony counts of animal cruelty related to two horses he housed from the kill pen rescue ICareIHelp. In February, Parker was arrested and charged with one felony count of theft of livestock, two felony counts of aggravated cruelty to […]

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TRF ‘Steps Up’ In Collaborative Effort To Rescue Four Neglected Horses

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, working in partnership with the authorities and several other horse rescue organizations, has taken in four horses from an equine neglect case in New York’s Hudson Valley. TRF was alerted to this large-scale rescue in early March and responded immediately. In a collaborative effort with ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, New York Thoroughbred […]

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Law Enforcement Seizes 18 Horses From Louisiana Feed Lot, Investigation Ongoing

Authorities with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Agriculture have seized 18 horses after executing a search warrant at an address in Pitkin, La. A statement from the sheriff’s office on Facebook explained the offices had received “numerous” complaints of animal neglect against the Thompson Horse Lot, long known for its Facebook-based […]

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Parker, Close Associate Of Louisiana ‘Rescue,’ Arrested For Animal Cruelty

The saga of a kill pen rescue in Louisiana continued this week with the arrest of one of its associates on multiple animal cruelty charges. Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, La., was taken into custody by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office on the morning of Feb. 19 and has been charged with one felony count […]

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Kentucky Equine Rescue Changing Name To Better Reflect Its Mission

After ten years operating as the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state has changed its name to Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC). The farm, located in Nicholasville, Ky., on Catnip Hill Road, maintains the same mission of taking in horses from all over Kentucky that are in transition and […]

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‘Rescuing A Horse From A Rescue’: NTWO Voices Concerns About Louisiana ‘Non-Profit’

The following article was first published at NTWO.org, and has been reprinted with the permission of Victoria Keith and the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization. This piece serves as a follow-up to ‘Chicken Houses And Horse Rescue: A Complicated Tale,’ which was published on the Paulick Report in early April 2018. Most horse rescues and individuals […]

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Horse Plus Humane Looks For New Ways To Reach At-Risk Horses

Combating the problem of the unwanted horse in the United States often feels akin to emptying the ocean with a teaspoon. As anyone in the rescue world will tell you, there are a variety of factors influencing a horse’s change in status from ’employed’ to ‘in need.’ Tawnee Preisner, founder and president of Horse Plus […]

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Future Outrider? Maryland Teen Corrals Runaway Horse On Busy Road

A Maryland teenager was captured on video Sunday helping to rescue a horse that broke loose and was running next to traffic on a busy road. When the horse bolted from a barn at a riding competition at De Novo Farms, 16-year-old Caroline Shoults, who was preparing to compete, gave chase. Fellow riders pursued in […]

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Chicken Houses And Horse Rescue: A Complicated Tale

Several days after New Year’s, New Jersey resident Dina Alborano posted a video on social media of a crowd of horses jogging down a livestock chute somewhere in Louisiana, imploring her followers on Twitter to donate money to prevent the horses from shipping to a slaughterhouse in Mexico. The cost to purchase 11 horses and […]

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Vet Student Arrested, Accused Of Running Scam On Horse Owners

Fox5 Atlanta reports that Fallon Blackwood, 23, of Tuskegee, Ala., has been arrested after horse owners say she scammed them. Blackwood was arrested on the campus of Tuskegee University and now awaits extradition to North Carolina on a felony charge of attaining property by false pretenses. The charge came after police received complaints from owners […]

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