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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…

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FROM DYING IN THE DIRT TO LIVING THE DREAM

One year after rescue, once destitute pony is adopted by renowned Canadian show stable (HOMESTEAD, FL – 12/27/16) As rescue stories go, they don’t get much better than this. An emaciated pony found dying in the dirt at a ramshackle boarding facility a year ago will be leaving her abusive past far behind her this…

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South Florida SPCA Welcomes Best Buddies to Rescue Ranch, Launches New TLC Brigade

South Florida SPCA was delighted to welcome members of Best Buddies to the ranch on Sunday, November 13, 2016 as part of the rescue’s new TLC Brigade. The new program provides a safe opportunity for Best Buddies members to experience and learn about SFSPCA’s rescued horses and animals. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)…

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What’s a Little Rain? SFSPCA Golf Tournament a Hit for the Horses Despite Weather

hile the sun refused to peek out of the clouds, the players’ game spirit shone bright during South Florida SPCA’s 13th Annual Par For The Horse Golf Tournament last Saturday at Miami Shores Country Club. Thankfully the teams managed to get in nine holes of play before the skies opened up with a deluge of rain, ushering…

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Daily Racing Form Announces 2nd Annual “Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Magazine”

Daily Racing Form/Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Press Release New York, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Daily Racing Form (DRF) in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will publish a second annual edition of the TAA Magazine. The goal of the TAA Magazine is to increase awareness of the TAA’s mission and its ongoing efforts to support…