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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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South Dakota officials have postponed the auction of up to 650 mustangs. It is the latest turn after mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman allegedly starved her horses prior to the authorities involvement.

South Dakota Auction of Karen Sussman's Mustangs Postponed

South Dakota officials have postponed the auction of up to 650 mustangs. It is the latest turn after mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman allegedly starved her horses prior to the authorities involvement. ...
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Karen Sussman wild horse allegations of neglect

Wild Horse Annie Dies Second Death

Animal welfare issue A South Dakota prosecutor confirms no charges will be filed against a wild horse sanctuary operator accused of neglecting hundreds of horses. At least 30 horses allegedly died due to Karen Sussman's...
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Sussman Seeks Return of 400 Horses to ISPMB: Sheriff

Karen Sussman of the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) is seeking the return of 400 horses, the sheriff states. ...
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Anne Williams Shumate aka Anne Goland animal cruelty case

Peaceable Farm's Untold Story

Once rescued from a dire situation earlier in his life, help did not come fast enough to save an aged Saddlebred gelding named Matty a second time. ...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

State of South Dakota v. Karen Sussman and The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros.

A South Dakota judge impounded 650+ wild horses from Karen Sussman's International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros after dozens of horses die....
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Vet says ISPMB's horses are neglected

Judge Orders 650+ ISMPB's Horses Impounded to Ensure Care

A South Dakota judge authorized the impoundment of at least 650 wild horses from Karen Sussman Tuesday. She operates the feigned charity International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB)....
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Court upholds seizure of horses from horse rescue

Court Upholds Seizure of 14 Horses from Rescue

A Washington court upheld the seizure of 14 horses from the operators of the Emerald City Thoroughbred Project Friday. Superior Court Judge Scott Sparks ruled in favor of the Kittitas County Sheriff Department an...
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Two surviving horses that made it out of Anne Goland's Peaceable Farm alive.

Bond Set at $100K for VA's Former Peaceable Farm Rescuer

A Virginia judge set bond at $100,000 Thursday for a former horse rescuer charged with embezzling funds. Anne Shumate Williams, also known as Anne Goland, was arrested last month for the second time related to the now di...
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Anne Goland Remains Behind Bars

Anne Goland Remains Behind Bars

The former operator of Peaceable Farm remains in a Virginia jail after her Friday bond hearing was continued. Anne Shumate Williams, also known as Anne Goland, is accused of embezzling funds from the now defunct horse r...
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Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead

Anne Goland Indicted for Embezzlement Related to Horse Rescue

An Orange County Grand Jury indicted the former operator of a Virginia horse rescue on charges of embezzlement. The 13-count indictment was handed down against Anne Shumate Williams, also known as Anne Goland, this wee...
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Two surviving horses that made it out of Anne Goland's Peaceable Farm alive.

New Trial Date for Peaceable Farm's Goland in Animal Cruelty Case

The trial of a former Virginia horse rescue operator charged with animal cruelty was continued Friday. The now notorious Peaceable Farm's Anne Shumate Goland is scheduled to stand trial on June 10, 2016....
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Judge: Seizure of 10 Horses from Anne Shumate's Farm Lawful

Judge: Seizure of 10 Horses from Anne Shumate's Farm Lawful

The seizure of 10 emaciated horses by authorities from the Virginia farm of Anne Shumate was lawful, according to a judge. Shumate is charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty....
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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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Grand Jury Indicts Monica Thors for Animal Cruelty in Horses' Deaths

Monica Thors Pleads Not Guilty to Animal Cruelty in Horses' Deaths

A former New Jersey horse rescuer accused of knowingly causing serious bodily injury to her horses, which led to their deaths, pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday. Monica Thors, of Mullica Hill, is charged with nine...
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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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Another Chance 4 Horses Sanctioned for Charity Violations

Another Chance 4 Horses Sanctioned for Charity Violations

Another Chance 4 Horses is in trouble again, this time with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for charity violations. Christy and Rick Sheidy, the charity’s notorious founders, have been sanctioned for spending donor mo...
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Equine Nonprofits and Everyday Giving

Equine Nonprofits and Everyday Giving

Nonprofits formed to rescue, assist or rehabilitate horses are responsible for saving untold thousands of equines from starvation, abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, there are some rescues operated by animal abusers and hoard...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

STATE OF OHIO, MIKE DEWINE, OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL Plaintiff, vs. FROG POND FARM, INC. and LISA GORDON, Defendants.

The Ohio horse rescue Frog Pond Farm being sued by the Attorney General after its founder allegedly used the organization's funds for personal use. The 17-count lawsuit accuses Lisa Gordon of misappropriating nearly $50...
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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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