2017


September 8, 2017
Volunteers relocate 41 horses hundreds of miles north ahead of Hurricane Irma – Miami Herald

August 10, 2017
South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue Names Barbara K. Norland as Director of Development – SFSPCA Press Release

August 5, 2017

Abandoned, starving horse is third rescued in Miami-Dade in less than a week – Miami Herald

August 4, 2017

Horse Found Emaciated Near East Everglades Recovering – WSVN 7 News
Emaciated horse found abandoned in northwest Miami-Dade, SPCA says – WPLG Local 10 News
Group Rescues Horse ‘Dumped’ in Florida Everglades – NBC 6 Miami
Horse Found Abandoned in NW Miami Dade – CBS 4 Miami

June 23, 2017
“Our brave girl continues to hold her own” – Horsetalk New Zealand

June 21, 2017
Emaciated mare rescued in Florida said to be a real fighter  – Horsetalk New Zealand

May 18, 2017

Emaciated horses rescued in the Everglades – WSVN 7 News
Five Horses Rescued After Being Found Emaciated in Everglades – NBC 6 MIAMI

May 12, 2017
2 horses stolen from Hialeah ranch – Fencing cut at property, South Florida SPCA says – WPLG ABC Local 10
South Florida SPCA searches for 2 stolen horses in Hialeah – WPLG ABC Local 10
Horses Stolen From Hialeah Ranch – CBS-4 Miami
Horses Stolen in Hialeah – MSN.COM
Two horses stolen from Hialeah ranch – WSVN 7 NEWS
Pair of Horses Stolen From Ranch in Hialeah – NBC-6 Miami
Horses Stolen in Hialeah – KISS 99.9 FM

April 23, 2017
‘Trigger’ Finds Permanent Home in Florida Keys – The Horse.com

April 19, 2017
He tried to ride a horse to Key West. He got charged. The horse just got a new life – Miami Herald
Horse finds home after journey from Upstate to Florida Keys  – WSPA-7 News
Rescued Horse Retires To Key West  – WLRN Miami/South Florida
Abused Horse Ridden From South Carolina to Miami Given New Life in Key West  – SFSPCA Press Release
Abused horse gets new home at Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm – WPLG ABC Local 10

April 12, 2017
¿Ha perdido unos ponis? Encuentran a dos perdidos cerca de los Everglades – El Nuevo Herald

April 11, 2017
SPCA caring for 2 stray ponies found near Everglades – WSVN 7 News

January 27, 2017
Years-long Battle in Miami Horse Abuse Case Ends with Conviction – SFSPCA Press Release
Abused horse gets new home, while her ex-owner gets a criminal record – Miami Herald
Man accused of abusing 4 horses gets 20 days of house arrest – WPLG ABC Local 10

January 26, 2017
PRIZED SHOW HORSE STOLEN FROM SW MIAMI DADE RANCH – SFSPCA Press Release

January 20, 2017
Miami-Dade County Seeks Custody of Allegedly Abused Horse – TheHorse.com

2016


December 27, 2016
FROM DYING IN THE DIRT TO LIVING THE DREAM: One year after rescue, once destitute pony is adopted by renowned Canadian show stable -South Florida SPCA Press Release

December 23, 2016
Christmas comes early: New mini horses, pig arrive at sheriff’s ‘animal farm’ -FL Keys News

November 28, 2016
Arrest Ends Man’s Nearly 700-Mile Horseback Ride – The Horse
Arrested: man who rode horse 700 miles after divorce – Horse & Hound UK
Greenwood, S.C. man rides his horse to Miami and gets arrested for animal cruelty – Charleston City Paper

November 24, 2016
Man riding horse from SC to Keys charged with animal cruelty – AP News
Horse ‘Trigger’ recovers, owner at psychological ward – ABC Local 10 News
Man facing animal cruelty charge for riding horse from SC to Key West after divorce – Fox News
Man riding malnourished horse from South Carolina to Florida arrested for animal cruelty – New York Daily News
Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges After Riding Horse From South Carolina to Florida – Good Morning America/Yahoo News
Man is arrested for animal cruelty after riding his horse Trigger 700 MILES from his home in South Carolina to Florida – Daily Mail UK
South Carolina Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty After He Rides 700 Miles On His Horse – Inquisitor.com

November 23, 2016
Man walks malnourished horse from South Carolina to Miami – WSVN 7 News
Man Riding Horse from SC to Keys Arrested for Animal Cruelty – ABC Local 10 News
Man riding a horse from South Carolina to Key West arrested on animal-cruelty charges  – Miami Herald
Old Fashioned Horse Ride from South Carolina to Florida Keys Ends in Man’s Arrest – CBS4 Miami
Man Told Police He was Traveling By Horse From SC to Key West – Miami Patch
Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges After Riding Horse From South Carolina to Florida -ABC News
Man riding horse from South Carolina to Key West arrested in Miami-Dade – WPTV West Palm Beach
Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Riding Horse From South Carolina To Florida – Paulick Report

August 1, 2016
HORRIFIC DISCOVERY: ANOTHER HORSE CARCASS FOUND IN SW MIAMI DADE – SFSPCA Blog
Second horse found dead in southwest Miami-Dade – ABC Local 10 News
Second slaughtered horse found in Miami-Dade – WSVN 7 News
Another Horse Found Slaughtered In SW Dade  – CBS4 Miami
“Brutally slaughtered” horse’s head and intestines found in South Florida – FOX News Latino
Second Slaughtered Horse Found in Homestead, SPCA Warns Someone Is Stealing the Animals – Miami New Times
Authorities: Two Horses Slaughtered In Miami – Rate My Horse Pro

July 31, 2016
Horse found slaughtered near SW Miami-Dade road – WSVN 7 News
Slaughtered horse found in southwest Miami-Dade  – ABC Local 10 News

April 8, 2016
Blind, Starving & Near Death: Miniature Horse Rescued By South Florida SPCA – CBS4 Miami

Charity battles to save life of blind young miniature horse Horsetalk.co.nz

April 7, 2016
Blind baby pony rescued in SW Miami-Dade – WSVN 7 News

April 4, 2016
Nearly A Dozen Horses Found Malnourished In Dade – CBS4 Miami

April 3, 2016
Horses found abandoned, malnourished recovering amid investigation – WSVN7 News

February 12, 2016
SOUTH FLORIDA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (SFSPCA) IS ACCREDITED BY THE GLOBAL FEDERATION OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES – GFAS Press Release

2015


December 30, 2015
Rescatan a animales de rancho en Miami Gardens – Univision 23 Miami
SPCA Retrieves Malnourished Horses; Man Arrested – WSVN-7 News
Animal Abuse Investigation Underway At Miami Gardens Property – CBS4 Miami
5 malnourished horses found in Miami-Dade County, Owner arrested on aggravated animal abuse charges – ABC Local 10
Animal Abuse Investigation Underway in Miami Gardens – NBC 6 Miami

December 13, 2015
Focus on South Florida: SF Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  – My33 CBS4 Miami

November 24, 2015
RETIRED RACEHORSE STOLEN, SLAUGHTERED FOR MEAT – SFSPCA Press Release

November 19, 2015
South Florida Bodybuilding Couple Charged After Horses Found Starving – CBS4 Miami

November 16, 2015
PAEZ CASE UPDATE: SOUTH MIAMI DADE BODY BUILDER PLEADS GUILTY TO HORSE CRUELTY – SFSPCA Press Release

November 3, 2015
THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE ACCREDITS SOUTH FLORIDA SPCA HORSE RESCUE – SFSPCA Press Release

October 28, 2015
Fred Grimm: Stolen and butchered horses not so shocking in South Florida – Miami Herald

October 27, 2015
The gruesome killing of a show horse and Florida’s horse meat black market – The Washington Post
Bodybuilding couple accused of cruelty to animals, horses narrowly escaped starvation – appledaily.com (China)

October 26, 2015
Bodybuilding Couple Starved, Abused Horses: Cops – Huffington Post
Bodybuilding couple charged with starving their horses – 9News.com.au
Alex Paez & Milagros Cowan Miami Bodybuilders – Daily Entertainment News
Husband and Wife Bodybuilders Used Horses as Part of Their Act in ‘Sickening’ Way – Independent Journal

October 25, 2015
Married Miami bodybuilders charged with starving their three horses until they were skin and bone… as their lawyer insists the animals just ‘skipped a meal‘ – Daily Mail
Bodybuilding couple hit with animal cruelty charges for starving horses found on Miami ranch – Daily News
Miami Body Builders Milly Cowan, Alex Paez Horse Ranch Face Animal Cruelty Charges – ClassicalLite.com
Bodybuilders Charged For Starving Horses – RTT News

October 24, 2015
Miami Bodybuilders Face Charges for Allegedly Starving Horses – NBC 6 Miami
Miami Bodybuilders Accused of Starving Horses – NBC Bay Area
Body builders charged with second offense of animal cruelty in Florida – Examiner.com

October 23, 2015
South Miami-Dade body builders face animal cruelty charges – Miami Herald

July 24, 2015
HORSE FOUND KILLED IN HIALEAH, PRESUMABLY SLAUGHTERED FOR MEAT – Miami New Times
Encuentran una yegua de tres años descuartizada en Hialeah – el Nuevo Herald

July 23, 2015
Horse found slaughtered in Hialeah field – WSVN 7 News
Another Horse Found Butchered in South Florida – The Horse, by Pat Raia
Competitive show horse slaughtered for meat in Hialeah – ABC Local10 News
Butchered Horse Discovered In Hialeah Pasture – CBS4 Miami
Horse butchered for its meat in southern Florida – Horsetalk NZ
Encuentran un caballo desmembrado en una finca en Hialeah – américatevé
Horse found slaughtered at property in Hialeah – Miami Herald

July 22, 2015
No justice for Justice and Susie, jury delivers not guilty verdict in cruelty case – SFSPCA Blog Post
Jury Finds Man Not Guilty In Case Of Starving Horses – CBS4 MIAMI

June 1, 2015
Three Emaciated Horses Seized in Animal Cruelty Case (SFSPCA Press Release)

Horses Found Malnourished at SW Miami-Dade Ranch (WSVN-7)

May 13, 2015
Fla. horses starve as owners ‘chase the dream’ (Off-Track Thoroughbreds) April 24, 2015
Rescued Horses Have Brighter Future at Homestead Ranch (CBS4 Miami VIDEO)

April 22, 2015
Rescued mare carries on line that nearly died (Off-Track Thoroughbreds)

April 20, 2015
4 horses found in deplorable conditions removed from Miami Gardens ranch (WSVN-7 VIDEO)

April 10, 2015
Investigation leads to discovery of dead, malnourished horses (WSVN-7 VIDEO)

Severely Malnourished Horse Rescued From SW Dade Home (CBS MIAMI)

March 30, 2015
DNA test reveals ID of seized mystery mare (Off-Track Thoroughbreds)

March 22, 2015
South Florida SPCA Radio Interview with Joe Johnson on MAGIC 102.7FM, 101.5 LITE FM, 790 AM & 104.3 FM (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN)

February 20, 2015
SFSPCA’s A Day at The Races at Gulfstream Park a Big Win for the Horses (SFSPCA Blog Post)

January 12, 2015
Police seize 6 former racehorses living in poor conditions (ABC Local 10 VIDEO)
SPCA: 1 horse to be put down due to broken pelvis

Seized horses in Homestead being treated by SPCA (WSVN-7 VIDEO)

January 10, 2015
6 Malnourished Racehorses Seized in Homestead (WSVN-7 VIDEO)

January 9, 2015
Six starved off-the-track Thoroughbreds seized by police, turned over to SPCA (SFSPCA Blog Post)

2014


December 15, 2014
South Florida SPCA’S A Day at the Races, emcee Kevin Ozebek (WSVN-7 VIDEO)

November, 2014
GULFSTREAM TO HOST FLORIDA SPCA FUNDRAISER DEC. 14 (Paulick Report)
South Florida SPCA Event at Gulfstream Park (Lady and the Track)
South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue’s “A Day at the Races” (PRESS RELEASE PDF)

October 8-9, 2014
Animals Saved From Illegal Slaughter in SW Dade (CBS-4 Miami)
Several Horses and a Cow Found in Deplorable Conditions (WSVN-7)
Horses Rescued From “Gruesome” Farm: SPCA (NBC-6 South Florida)
Horses Removed from Illegal Slaughter Farm in Florida (TheHorse.com)

June 3, 2014
6 starving T-bred mares saved in Fla. sweep (Off-Track Thoroughbreds, Susan Salk)
8 Horses Rescued in Southwest Miami-Dade, Owner Charged: SPCA (NBC-6 South Florida)

June 2, 2014
Eight Horses Rescued by South Florida SPCA in SW Miami-Dade Cruelty Case (PRESS RELEASE PDF)
Rescue Ranch Nursing Malnourished Horses Back to Health (WSVN-7)

April 27, 2014
Joe Johnson interview with SFSPCA Founder Laurie Waggoner and Executive Director John Capurso on Magic 102.7 on Sunday, April 27 at 5am and 101.5 at 11pm. CLICK TO LISTEN (scroll down the page to the audio).

April 21, 2014
Mare flees Everglades towing 150-gallon urn (Off-Track Thoroughbreds, Susan Salk)

April 9, 2014
It took 4 days before dumped horse could rise (Pets Lovers Blog)

April 7, 2014
It took 4 days before dumped horse could rise (Off-Track Thoroughbreds, Susan Salk)

January 16-17, 2014

2013


December 20, 2013
Rescue ponies Alice and Ally: Celebrate the holidays with a gift of giving (Examiner.com)
Christmas hope for Alice and Ally (Horsetalk.co.nz)

December 17, 2013
Blind kids read in Braille to rescue horses (Horsetalk.co.nz)

December 9, 2013
South Florida SPCA to host “Reading to Rescues” for visually-impaired children on December 14

November 20, 2013
Diva Makes New Digs in Rooterville: North Florida sanctuary welcomes Phyllis from South Florida S.P.C.A.

October 20, 2013
Authorities seek suspects after second horse found slaughtered in Loxahatchee (Palm Beach Post)

August 7, 2013
Horse Found Slaughtered and Dismembered in Miami Gardens, FL Warehouse District

July 10, 2013
More Horses Being Seized From Miami Gardens Horror Ranch

July 8-10, 2013
Starving Horses Left To Die in Miami Gardens, FL Rescued by South Florida SPCA

June 28, 2013
South Florida SPCA assists in rescue of hundreds of sick and abused animals at SW Miami-Dade slaughter house:

June 21, 2013
South Miami-Dade slaughter farm raided (Miami Herald)

May 1, 2013
Young Winnetka reader doesn’t horse around (Winnetka Sun-Times)

April 8, 2013
SFSPCA works with local law enforcement to rescue 11 starved horses in Southwest Miami-Dade (links to local news coverage below).

March 18, 2013
Crews capture cows roaming streets of Doral, golf course (WSVN-7)

March 9, 2013
Cow and Bull Finally Corralled After Being on the Loose in Miami Suburb of Doral (NBC-6 South Florida)

February 21, 2013
CBS4 Investigates: Severe Animal Cruelty (CBS Miami)

February 6, 2013
New Davie rescue group takes in two neglected horses (Sun-Sentinel)

2012


November 1, 2012
At last, South Florida’s SPCA has a home for the horses…and the goats…and the pigs (The Miami Herald)

October 11, 2012: “A Day at the Races” benefits SPCA (The Miami Herald)

September 7, 2012: Retired Racehorse With Injury Rescued in Homestead (NBC-6 South Florida)

July 5, 2012:
Mutilated Racehorse Found in West Miami-Dade (The Huffington Post)
South Florida SPCA’s grisly discovery of slaughtered racehorse remains (Examiner.com)

April 28, 2012
Horse feed grant for South Florida SPCA (By Horsetalk.co.nz)

April 13, 2012
Maltreated mare gives birth to healthy foal at Dade rescue ranch (The Miami Herald/Sun-Sentinel)

April 12, 2012: Horse Rescued in Miami-Dade Gives Birth to Colt (NBC-6 South Florida)

April 3, 2012
SERIOUSLY…? YOU DUMP YOUR HORSE AFTER HE’S THIS SKINNY… (Horse & Man)

March 29, 2012
Migdalia Ameller Arrested in Case of Emaciated Animals in SW Miami-Dade (The Huffington Post)

March 28, 2012
Arrest Made in SW Miami-Dade Horse Abuse Case (CBS Miami)

March 27, 2012
Nine More Emaciated Animals Found Abandoned in Southwest Miami-Dade (The Huffington Post)

March 27, 2012
Six horses, two cows and an emu rescued in Florida (By Horsetalk.co.nz)

March 7, 2012
Malnourished horses found near illegal slaughter farm (South Dade News Leader)

March 6, 2012
More Malnourished Horses Found in SW Dade (CBS Miami)

March 6, 2012
11 horses taken to safety from notorious Florida area… (By Horsetalk.co.nz)

March 5, 2012
Starving Horses, Injured Dog Found on Southwest Miami-Dade Property (NBC-6 South Florida)

January 30, 2012
Straying thoroughbred taken in by Florida SPCA (By Horsetalk.co.nz)

January 29, 2012
Another Abandoned, Starving Thoroughbred Found in S. Fla. (CBS Miami)
South Florida SPCA rescues ten abandoned horses in past week (examiner.com)

 

2011


December 26, 2011
Horse Found Slaughtered in SW Miami-Dade (CBS Miami)

March 14, 2011
South Florida SPCA caring for a record number of abused and abandoned horses (The Miami Herald/Sun-Sentinel)

 

2010


September 7, 2010
Horse Slaughter Rally in Miami-Dade (NBC-6 South Florida)

June 4, 2010
South Florida SPCA rescues 4 starving horses (Examiner.com)

May 13, 2010
The Grimm Truth: Civilization Comes to the C-9 Basin (The Miami Herald)

February 23, 2010
Wild Hialeah Horses Rounded Up (NBC-6 South Florida)

February 22, 2010
Abandoned horses rounded up (WSVN-7)

 

2009


September 14, 2009
Horse May Go From Slaughterhouse to Hollywood (NBC-6 South Florida)

August 31, 2009
Cops Bust Owner of Malnourished Horses (NBC-6 Miami)

August 10, 2009
Horses being killed in South Florida — for their meat? (CNN)

August 20, 2009
Eleven starving horses rescued in South Florida (Horsetalk.co.nz)

August 19, 2009:
20 malnourished horses seized by SPCA need homes (WSVN-7)

August 3, 2009
Community concerned after horses found butchered (WSVN-7)

July 26, 2009
Community concerned after horses found butchered (WSVN-7)