Thanksgiving Feed Drive a success – will continue through the holidays!

Heartfelt thanks to all who donated to our Save a Horse – Feed a Rescue Thanksgiving Feed Drive!!! Donations totaling $1,263 were received, and will be used to purchase feed and hay to nourish our rescued horses. We are incredibly grateful for our wonderful supporters who care as much as we do about abused and abandoned horses….


Diva Makes New Digs in Rooterville

North Florida sanctuary welcomes Phyllis from South Florida S.P.C.A. Melrose, FL:  She loves her beauty sleep, and lots of it. A fine dinner, even more. She dismisses those around her with a sniff of her snobby snout. She is a diva, and makes no apologies. She is Phyllis, a large and lovely black sow recently…


Jimmy Choo Shopping Event at Saks Benefits South Florida SPCA

any thanks to the fabulous committee of friends and supporters at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Bal Harbour Shops for hosting a glamorous Jimmy Choo shopping event to raise funds for South Florida SPCA! On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, a portion of handbag and shoe purchases made by guests and shoppers from around the country…


Help the Horses with AmazonSmile

YOU SHOP, HORSES WIN! The South Florida SPCA has registered with AmazonSmile, an amazing new program at that gives a percentage of eligible sales to charitable organizations. With the holiday season upon us, this is a great and easy way to help our rescues! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way…

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Federal appeals court temporarily halts horse slaughter for human consumption

Published November 04, 2013 Cuts of horsemeat are displayed in a shop window at the horse butchery near Paris.REUTERS federal appeals court has temporarily put the brakes on plans to resume horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S., after a New Mexico judge last week dismissed a push by animal rights groups to…


Susie Shines & Justice Prevails at SFSPCA Rescue Ranch

The quick staccato beat of hooves and a flash of white were immediately followed by bemused exasperation – Susie saw the partial opening of her stall as it was being cleaned and decided to make a break for it. Running and romping in the stable yard, she looked like any other recently-freed horse, but Susie…


Monroe Sheriff’s Office Sticking with Bam Bam!

The mini-but-mighty cute Bam Bam, rescued by South Florida SPCA and now living at Monroe County Sheriff’s Animal Farm in Key West, recently received acupuncture treatments to help with his inability to sweat and other health issues. The condition, called “Anhidrosis,” was treated by Dr. Geraldine Diethelm and intern Dr. Emily of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital. They…

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy – A Checklist

The South Florida S.P.C.A.’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt horses and other large livestock, but also to educate and advocate for their health and well-being. Keeping a horse healthy or recognizing when one isn’t is essential, whether it’s yours or belonging to someone else. Below is a checklist from Equine Wellness Magazine to…