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Prison for Jane E. Ervin for Bilking Ailing Mother out of $271K

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jane E. Ervin

A judge sentenced one-time New Jersey equestrian Jane E. Ervin and her husband to prison for bilking her ailing mother out of $271K. The question is, will Ervin formerly of Plumstead Equestrian Center end up serving he...
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PA doping scandal hits track

Horse Trainer Convicted of 14 Felonies in Doping Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Penn National horse trainer Murray Rojas of 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs and conspiracy....
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Horses will now have increased protections under the law just like dogs and cats. First-time offenders can be charged with a felony for serious offenses.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Tougher Animal Cruelty Bill into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the animal cruelty bill into law meaning tougher penalties for animal abusers....
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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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Horse Auction and Kill Buyer - The Grey Mare's Death

Did Animal Cruelty Cause Horse's Death at Auction?

"She's dead anyway" Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the death of a horse at New Holland Sales Stables. Individuals described as "kill buyers" allegedly kicked the down horse's frail body prior to the animal's...
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Thoroughbreds Mutilated with Acid to Hide Identity by Removing Lip Tattoos

Thoroughbreds Dumped at New Holland Mutilated with Acid

The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating a case of animal cruelty after three Thoroughbreds were discovered at the New Holland Auction with mutilated upper lips. ...
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Pennsylvania Horse Rescue Operator Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Pennsylvania horse rescue operator is charged with animal cruelty after the seizure of 10 horses. Crystal Davis of the purported rescue A Life Saved is a Life Saved Equine Rescue faces 12 summary charges. Auth...
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Taylor Ann Adams Virginia mugshot

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v. TAYLOR ANN ADAMS

Florida hunter/jumper professional Taylor Ann Adams of Joyeux Farm is charged in Virginia with felony assaulting an officer....
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PA Horse Rescue Operator Indicted for Fraud

A Pennsylvania horse rescue operator has been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges. The seven-count superseding indictment states Equine Angels' founder Pamela A. Vivirito is now facing 5 counts of mail...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Taylor Ann Adams

Florida based horse trainer Taylor Ann Adams of Joyeux Farm faces almost a dozen counts including DUI and controlled substances, but did they all stick in the end?...
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Horse Trader Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Horse Trader Convicted of Animal Cruelty in 'Paintball' Mare Case

A Rhode Island horse trader was convicted Friday of animal cruelty. Philip Price is now prohibited from doing business at the New Holland Horse Auction in Pennsylvania, the judge ordered. The case stems from Price'...
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A Pennsylvania judge reversed a lower courts decision in the case of veterinarian Clyde Rendell Shoop, VMD on appeal.

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Animal Cruelty Convicted Reversed

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian must pay $32,000 in fines after he was found guilty of animal cruelty on Tuesday. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D was convicted of 10 out of 11 cruelty offenses, during his summary trial....
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Horse Dealer Charged in Paintball Horse Abuse Case

Horse Dealer Charged in Paintball Horse Abuse Case

Animal cruelty investigators say a Rhode Island horse trader is charged with animal cruelty after a lame, aged mare was found. Phillip S. Price was charged with five citations for transporting the horse without a health c...
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Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after authorities received a tip regarding dead and emaciated horses. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D., the owner of Poco West Mobile Equine Se...
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Show Jumping's Galindo Charged with Felony Theft by Deception

Show Jumping's Galindo Charged with Felony Theft by Deception

A Pennsylvania show jumping trainer has been charged with felony theft by deception. Luis Galindo-Arias, who goes by Luis Galindo in the U.S., sold a horse that he knew wasn't his, according to court documents. ...
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Equine Angels Rescue Founder Charged with Two Counts of Extortion

Equine Angels Rescue Founder Charged with Two Counts of Extortion

The founder of Equine Angels Rescue is now charged with two counts of extortion. A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment against Pamela Vivirito, of Pennsylvania, last week....
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Penn National Race Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Penn National Race Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A Penn National Race track official has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud. Craig Lytel, of Pennsylvania, is accused of accepting money and gifts in exchange for giving horse trainers inside information that would help...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Luis A Galindo-Arias

Luis Galindo of Galindo Sport Horses is charged with theft by deception after he allegedly sold a horse that was stolen from its owner three years prior. Then he asked the new buyer for more funds for the use of the horse...
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At Least One New Case of EHV-1 in Pennsylvania

At Least One New Case of EHV-1 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania officials announced Monday they have enacted quarantined a Forest County stable after a horse tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EHV-1)....
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EHV-1 Bio-Security Measures for Horse Owners

Pennsylvania Horse Infected with EHV-1

A Pennsylvania pony has tested positive for the equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), a neurological disease caused by EHV-1....
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