The Sun Sentinel reports here on the recovery of Gege, a quarterhorse that was saved by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control on February 23rd. Officers filed felony animal cruelty charges against Gege's former owner. The article notes that rising prices of feed, gas, and hay and the weakening economy have made horse neglect a growing issue.
Meanwhile, in a separate case the Pensacola News Journal reported here that a Cantonment woman was charged with felony animal cruelty charges after allegedly hanging a 5-month-old colt in a sling from the rafters of a barn. According to the article, the president of Panhandle Equine Rescue said the colt was emaciated, anemic and dehydrated.