Categories: Animal Cruelty,Horse Rescue


(MIAMI, FL), July 9, 2013, 11:00 am (EST)

Late yesterday, Susie, one of two horses rescued from horrific conditions on Sunday,  took a dramatic turn for the worse.  Suffering from colic due to an intestinal blockage, she was placed on IV fluids and other medications.  Laurie Waggoner, founder of SFSPCA, stayed with her throughout the night monitoring her condition.  It is believed the blockage was caused by Susie eating sand, wood, and manure (feces) during her months-long confinement without food.

Susie’s attending veterinarian, Dr. Zachary Franklin of Templeton and Franklin Veterinary Associates, states that, “Susie suffered from colic yesterday.  It appears to have resolved through the night.”

Veterinarian Dr. Zachary Franklin tends to Susie, the rescued paint mare.

“I would like to thank people from all over the U.S. and the world who have been touched by these two horses,” stated Jeanette Jordan, president/executive director of South Florida SPCA.  “Justice is doing well.  We will continue to fight for Susie’s life for as long as she has the will to live and the spirit that she continues to show.”

Both horses have a long road ahead of them as they recover, especially Susie who has a large gaping wound on her flank.

Donations to help offset the cost of Justice’ and Susie’s treatment and recovery can be made to

Laurie Waggoner, SFSPCA – 786-218-4828
Jeanette Jordan, SFSPCA – 305-987-1802
Dr. Zachary Franklin – 786-243-9488
Miami Gardens Police Department – 305-474-1463 –


  1. Joan Gove
    Joan Gove Posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Dear SFSPCA, Thank you for your hard work and dedication in taking care of these abused and neglected animals. I was looking for an update on Susie and Justice. I didn’t find any current update and am hoping and prayer that they are doing better. Please email me if you would. I sincerely thank you for your dedication.

    • Jeanette Jordan
      Jeanette Jordan Posted on July 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Thanks, Joan. Susie is recovering very nicely and so is Justice.

  2. ladis niedzwiecki
    ladis niedzwiecki Posted on July 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I am so thankful to the people giving around the clock care to these horses..Bless them ..I hope these horses pull through this and find a loving and caring home…and may those be punished severely for their crimes to these horses……please keep us updated on their conditions..

  3. Eva Koch
    Eva Koch Posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Danke an alle die hier helfen… Gott sei Dank gibt es auch gute Menschen und nicht nur solche Bösen, die für so etwas grausames verantwortlich sind.

  4. Kim Tau
    Kim Tau Posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks Dr Franklin and all the people at the SFSPCA for your dedication to the continued fight to care for these abandoned horses. What kind of people are they that do this to them? Please donate to help these people help these horses ? We all must help somehow.
    Thank you South Florida! May the HORSE be with you! Kim Tau, Young Equestrians Club Foundation

  5. Thomas Schell
    Thomas Schell Posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    This is just horrible,Being a trainer at Calder and caring for these beautiful horses it makes me cringe.Im so sorry for the creatures that have nothing but us to look and hope for.These people who done this will answer one day to their maker.God bless all of you who are helping these horses and all animals in need.God Bless The Horses…Thankyou Dr Franklin and your help! xo

  6. MAck
    MAck Posted on July 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Laurie doesn’t mess around. If the owner’s are found she will see that they get what they deserve. God Bless what SPCA does. go get em

  7. Anne Westfall
    Anne Westfall Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Will the owners that left them like that go to jail? They should. Actually they should be left without food and water and no water and no way to get it for a few days and see what the horses felt like.