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South Florida SPCA earns Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Reaccreditation through 2019

Former racehorse Never Lie (foreground) an off-track Thoroughbred in retraining and currently available for adoption at South Florida SPCA. (Photo credit: Grace Delanoy) NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is proud to announce that after a rigorous application and inspection process, it has been reaccredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)…

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HORSES DISCOVERED BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH GARDENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (HIALEAH GARDENS, FL – SEPT 27, 2017) The decaying remains of three horses have been found this afternoon at NW 178th Street and NW 136 Avenue in Hialeah Gardens. Laurie Waggoner, South Florida SPCA director of rescue operations, says the horses were slaughtered for their meat for human consumption based on the…

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Going Home… After Irma

“Going home, going home. I’m just going home. Quiet like, some still day, I’m just going home.” – FROM THE SONG, “GOING HOME.” MUSIC BY ANTON DVORAK; LYRICS BY WILLIAM ARMS FISHER AND KEN BIBLE. From South Florida SPCA President, Kathleen Monahan: Dear Friends, As I write to let you know what’s been happening at…

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South Florida SPCA Scrambles to Protect 57 Horse Herd from Hurricane Irma

(SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 – HOMESTEAD, FL) Disaster plans and standard operating procedures exist at South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, but Hurricane Irma will likely rewrite them. Faced with a ferocious Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph barreling toward its rescue ranch in Homestead, SFSPCA staff and board members had to scramble to…

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South Florida SPCA Bracing for Hurricane Irma with 55 Horses

outh Florida SPCA Horse Rescue is implementing its disaster plan as Hurricane Irma, now a dangerous and potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, poses an extremely serious threat to South Florida. Though the forecast may change, and we certainly hope it does, we have to prepare for Irma reaching…

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South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue Names Barbara K. Norland as Director of Development

Press Release AUGUST 10, 2017 – MIAMI, FL: Barbara K. Norland has taken the reins as Director of Development at South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA), a nonprofit horse rescue organization headquartered in Homestead, FL. Norland, formerly the director of development and communications for YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc., will focus on forming new philanthropic alliances, strengthening…

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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,…