HorsesAreNotFood

ACTION ALERT: What you can do to prevent the slaughter of U.S. horses

July 10, 2017 – This Wednesday, July 12, the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees will decide if your tax dollars will be spent on the cruel and inhumane slaughter of American domestic and wild horses. There are currently no horse slaughter plants in the U.S. because language in the annual federal spending bill prevents…

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Cushman School Students Visit SFSPCA for a Day of Learning & Fun

n Friday, May 19, 2017, students, teachers and parents from the Cushman School visited the South Florida SPCA’s rescue ranch for a day of hands-on learning and fun with rescued horses. It punctuated the group’s philanthropic efforts for SFSPCA, which held a bake sale to raise an impressive $540 for the rescues. SFSPCA Education/Outreach Coordinator,…

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TWO HORSES STOLEN FROM HIALEAH RANCH

South Florida SPCA Urges Public to Be on the Lookout (MIAMI, FL – May 12, 2017) South Florida SPCA urges the public to be on the lookout for two horses stolen from 16480 NW 117th Avenue in Hialeah. One is a chestnut Quarter Horse mare and the other is a bay Paso Fino gelding. SFSPCA…

Trigger, a horse ridden from South Carolina to Miami, seized by South Florida SPCA on November 23, 2016.

Abused Horse Ridden From South Carolina to Miami Given New Life in Key West

(MIAMI, FL – 4/19/17) The long and painful journey for a horse ridden nearly 700 miles from South Carolina to Miami finally has a happy ending. After nearly five months of critical care and rehabilitation at South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA), the organization has arranged permanent sanctuary for “Trigger” at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal…

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University of Miami Pre-Vet Students Pitch In at South Florida SPCA

n Sunday, March 5, 2017, pre-vet students from the University of Miami rolled up their sleeves and pitched in for a work day at the South Florida SPCA rescue ranch in Homestead. The visit was coordinated by SFSPCA volunteer Kaitlyn Drozdowicz, with SFSPCA volunteer and FIU pre-vet student Brianna Chin helping out as well. SFSPCA…

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Honor School Students Learn About Horses Hands-on at SFSPCA

hey petted, brushed, painted, bathed, and treated. On Sunday, February 26, 2017, honor students from the Ben Gamla Charter School visited the SFSPCA rescue ranch for a day of hands-on learning. This is the second visit from the English-Hebrew charter school, the first of its kind in the U.S., located in Kendall, Florida. The students…

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Oh baby, baby! Twin lambs born to newly rescued sheep at South Florida SPCA

January 31, 2017 – TWINS!!! We got a very sweet surprise at the ranch this past Thursday morning when one of our newly rescued sheep began giving birth to not one, but two, baby lambs. The first, a female (brown), was born around 10:00am. The birth of the male (white), came very shortly afterward. (Watch video…

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Years-long Battle in Miami Horse Abuse Case Ends with Conviction

Julio Lopez found guilty of Animal Cruelty (MIAMI, FL – January 27, 2017) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) and the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office announce the end of an almost four-year battle for justice on behalf of four abused horses SFSPCA rescued on May 20, 2013. On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, a jury…

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SHOW HORSE STOLEN IN SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE

(Miami, January 26, 2017) An Andalusian show horse was stolen from a ranch located at 13405 SW 199 Avenue, Miami, FL. The 11 year old horse, named Deseada, was taken sometime between late night Wednesday, January 18 and early morning, Thursday, January 19, 2017. As soon as it was discovered that Deseada was missing, owner…