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And she lived happily ever after…

You’ve come a long way, Baby! We rescued Baby on October 9, 2018 after citizen called police to complain about a horse constantly getting out, and that it had a broken leg. After we investigated with police, we found our girl with a fractured right hind leg and were told that she had injured herself…

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Operation Noah’s Ark strains SFSPCA with 200+ animal rescue

“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” As 2018 drew to a close, South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) was teeming with a full house of 60 rescue horses and livestock (including the group’s first camel), straining the ranch staff and volunteers physically, and the organization financially. Then, just before the ball dropped on 2018, all…

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FIU Pre-Vet Society visits SFSPCA for off-campus learning & work experience

Scrubbing, sweeping, dusting and cleaning… It was all a labor of love, rewarded with hands-on and bonding time with the rescues for FIU Pre-Vet Society members at our ranch yesterday. SFSPCA’s Education/Outreach Coordinator, herself an FIU alumna, gave an informative presentation about our history and mission to the group. Then, it was off to work…

All aboard! Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, SFSPCA staff and board members, and law enforcement officers hop on the new ATV and flatbed trailer generously donated by Greg DiMaria (West Delray Collision Center). Special thanks to the Greater Miami-Miami Beach Police Foundation (not pictured: Al Eskanazy, Barry Skolnick Co-Chairs). #Partners!

Friends and Partners: The Difference Between Life and Death for the Horses

By Kathleen Monahan I can’t believe I just marked my three-year anniversary as president of South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA). My husband and I had been avid horse lovers for years, but the active life that came with our sons, dogs, and cats seemed to eat every minute of the clock. With our younger one off…

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The Power of a Promise to our Rescues

We promise them safety. We promise to do everything we can to keep them healthy. But when the inevitable storms strike throughout the summer and hurricane season, it threatens our ability to keep those promises to our rescued horses and animals. We lose power, and as a result the horses’ automatic water supply stops in…

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Cushman School students cap fundraising effort with visit to SFSPCA

It was a day of learning and loving for 22 middle school students from Miami’s Cushman School at South Florida SPCA on Monday, June 4, 2018. The group – along with English teacher Mark Field, students’ parents and school staff members – were welcomed to the rescue ranch for an Education/Outreach day capping off their…

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Ummm, that’s not a horse…

Nope. Definitely not a horse. That’s Stella Star, an adorable potbellied pig. Yes, you read that right. South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue saves pigs and other animals that don’t fall into the usual domestic pet category. Our most unusual? Emus… But that’s a story for another day. Back to Stella. We rescued the sweet swine…

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Shopping for a Cause: Helping Animals Thrift Aids Local Rescues

Helping Animals Thrift Boutique in Davie, Florida is a unique concept in shopping for a cause: You shop, and proceeds are donated monthly to local animal rescue organizations. The brainchild behind the boutique is Stacey Sherman, a horsewoman and animal lover, who paired her retail experience with the desire to make a difference in the…