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Dead, Emaciated Horses Discovered at Texas' Second Chance Horses

Connie Lashmet is facing multiple felonies after an animal cruelty investigation led authorities to the discovery of dead and emaciated horses at a Livingston property. Polk County Sheriff Deputies seized more than two d...
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Former Horse Rescue Operator Wanted on 100K Warrants

Fraudster Horse Rescue Operator Enters Plea to Felony Animal Cruelty

Thomas Jessberger and co-defendant, Darlene Rindal, operated Rocky Acres Horse Rescue and ran a horse boarding and training operation out of the same Montana property. Both were charged with 34 felony counts of animal c...
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Charged with Animal Cruelty Virginia Horse Rescuer Released on $75K Bond

Charged with Animal Cruelty Virginia Horse Rescuer Released on $75K Bond

A Virginia horse rescue operator and warmblood breeder charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty is out of jail. Anne Goland, of Peaceable Farm, was released Friday on $75,000 bond....
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Horse Rescuers' Animal Cruelty Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Horse Rescuers' Animal Cruelty Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Deborah and James Kingcade of Cle Elum are accused of abusing horses they were supposed to rescue. Authorities seized 14 horses from the Emerald City Thoroughbred Project in May 2016 after receiving citizen ...
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Donor Rights and Horse Rescues

Donor Rights and Horse Rescues

Fundraising is an activity and established profession guided by standards of conduct, and is regulated by state and federal law. When donating your gift to a equine rescue or any horse charity you have rights, do you know w...
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Stockebrand

Stockebrand, A Dressage Olympian: Charged with Animal Cruelty

Three months after Rate My Horse PRO first reported that a California dressage trainer was being investigated by Sonoma County Animal Control and Care (ACC) for the alleged neglect of her horses, a charge has been fi...
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Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead

Digital Age of Horse Rescues

The internet allows equine rescues to reach potential donors across large areas. This has made it possible for small rescues, to reach prosperous donors and make a difference. It also makes the potential for fraud and abus...
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Horse Rescue Operator Acquitted of Animal Cruelty

Horse Rescue Operator Acquitted of Animal Cruelty

The operator of a horse rescue has been convicted of child endangerment but acquitted of animal cruelty. Mona Kanciper runs New York Horse Rescue on Long Island and has been sentenced....
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Registered Sex Offender Louisiana

Louisiana Stable Owner Arrested for Alleged Rape of Mentally Challenged Woman

Authorities arrested the co-owner of Parkview Farms in Louisiana on an aggravated rape charge. Vincent D'Atrio is accused of raping a mentally challenged woman at the stable....
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5 Horse Rescue Skills Required for Success

5 Horse Rescue Skills Required for Success

What are the 5 horse rescue skills required to operate a successful and reputable horse rescue operation, according to horse rescue experts? You'll be shocked!...
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Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead

Peaceable Farm Embezzlement Case Stalled after Attorneys Fired

Anne Shumate Williams aka Anne Goland The embezzlement case against the former operator of the Virginia horse rescue Peaceable Farm hit a delay Friday. The court was ready to hear motions filed by Anne Goland's de...
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Equine Angels Rescue founder Pamela Vivirito guilty of federal fraud.

Equine Angels Horse Rescue Founder Guilty of Federal Fraud

Pamela Vivirito The founder of a now-defunct Pennsylvania horse rescue pleaded guilty last week to two federal charges including mail fraud. Pamela Vivirito, formerly of Valencia, also pleaded guilty to filing a frau...
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Gina Gregory and her family are being sued by the CA Attorney General for running scam charities that were supposed to benefit horses and military veterans.

Horse Rescue Bilked Donors out of $500K: California AG

California is seeking $500K from two fraudulent charities for rescue horses and veterans. The AG says its operated by Gina Gregory of Star Equestrians and family....
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Biting insects typically transmit EIA, also known as swamp fever, which is a blood-borne illness.

Equine Disease Alerts: July

An Oklahoma horse rescue may feel the financial sting after bringing a horse into the state without a Coggins. The horse was confirmed positive with equine infectious anemia ... ...
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Colorado Fabrizius Livestock aka Fabrizius Kill Pen Exposes 240 to EIA Positive Horse

240 Horses Exposed to Deadly EIA from Colorado Kill Pen, 100 Shipped Nationwide

Details emerge as Colorado investigates the location of 240 horses exposed to deadly EIA. Did you buy a horse or was it transported with a kill pen horse? Click for complete details. ...
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IRS Revokes Charity Status of Another Chance 4 Horses

IRS Revokes Charity Status of Another Chance 4 Horses

The IRS revoked the charity status of the purported horse rescue, Another Chance 4 Horses (AC4H), in Pennsylvania. The organization is operated by Christy Sheidy....
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EIA Positive Horses Colorado - Kill Pen

Colorado State Vet: EIA Positive Horse in "Unknown Location"

In a Horse Authority exclusive, Colorado's state veterinarian tells us the location of a horse infected with the deadly disease Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is still unknown. A Weld County veterinarian reported the ...
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Virginia Farm Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty after Horses Allegedly Starved

Virginia Farm Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty after Horses Allegedly Starved

A Virginia rescue operator and fledgling warmblood breeder accused of starving horses is facing 27 counts of animal cruelty, authorities say. Anne Shumate Williams, who goes by the name Anne Goland, was arrested Monday a...
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Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead

Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead, Emaciated Animals Discovered

The discovery of dead and emaciated animals at a Virginia horse rescue operated by Anne Goland has led to an investigation by authorities. The Orange County Sheriff's office served a search warrant at Peaceable Farm loc...
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Vetting the Horse Rescue before Donating

Vetting the Horse Rescue before Donating

Before you donate to any horse rescue you should do your research. Find out what you should look for before to make sure your dollars are actually going to help horses, not to pad someone's pockets....
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