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Though not a Derby winner, Ben’s future is “Wide Open”

hen it comes to racehorses, we reserve our fanfare for their lives after they leave the track, especially those that have suffered abuse and neglect. Most recently we’ve been celebrating our beloved Ben (Jockey Club name Wide Open), an off-track Thoroughbred gelding we rescued in a cruelty case last October. He may not be a Derby winner,…

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It’s a Girl for Shakira!

One more to love at the Rescue Ranch! We are overjoyed to announce that rescue mare Shakira has given birth to a healthy – and very energetic – baby girl! Our little filly is the absolute darling of the ranch, amusing us all as she learns how her long spindly legs work and testing how…

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South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue Welcomes Anna Figueroa to its Board of Directors

APRIL 3, 2018 – MIAMI, FL:  South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is delighted to welcome Anna Figueroa, president and owner of Vantage Communications in Miami, to its board of directors. “I feel honored to join such an amazing group of people who are dedicated to saving these beautiful, noble animals and giving them a…

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FIU Pre-Vet Students Pitch In at SFSPCA

FIU Alternative Breaks Pre-Vet Society joined us at the ranch on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for an outreach workday. Weeds were pulled, piles of trash were removed, and leaves were raked. After all the hard work was completed, two of our lucky rescues, Badger and Martini, were groomed, pampered and hand grazed. The horses and…

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Members and Volunteers Meet and Learn at SFSPCA Rescue Ranch

A fresh new vibe is in the air at South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, and it was enjoyed first-hand by our members and volunteers on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at a ranch Meet-and-Greet & Complimentary Horse Training Clinic with Ginger Krenz. Krenz, SFSPCA’s Volunteer Coordinator, is also a natural horsemanship trainer who studied and uses…

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Local trainer Ginger Young Krenz takes reins of SFSPCA volunteer program

Ginger Young Krenz pictured above with Liza at SFSPCA. (JANUARY 10 2017 – HOMESTEAD, FL)  South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue announces that Ginger Young Krenz, a local trainer and longtime supporter of SFSPCA, has taken the reins of the organization’s volunteer program. Krenz now works with volunteers on Saturdays at SFSPCA’s rescue ranch, in addition to…

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You Shop, Horses Win with AmazonSmile

South Florida SPCA has registered with AmazonSmile, an amazing program at Amazon.com 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 for you to support your favorite…

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South Florida SPCA earns Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Reaccreditation through 2019

Former racehorse Never Lie (foreground) an off-track Thoroughbred in retraining and currently available for adoption at South Florida SPCA. (Photo credit: Grace Delanoy) NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is proud to announce that after a rigorous application and inspection process, it has been reaccredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)…

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HORSES DISCOVERED BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH GARDENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (HIALEAH GARDENS, FL – SEPT 27, 2017) The decaying remains of three horses have been found this afternoon at NW 178th Street and NW 136 Avenue in Hialeah Gardens. Laurie Waggoner, South Florida SPCA director of rescue operations, says the horses were slaughtered for their meat for human consumption based on the…

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Going Home… After Irma

“Going home, going home. I’m just going home. Quiet like, some still day, I’m just going home.” – FROM THE SONG, “GOING HOME.” MUSIC BY ANTON DVORAK; LYRICS BY WILLIAM ARMS FISHER AND KEN BIBLE. From South Florida SPCA President, Kathleen Monahan: Dear Friends, As I write to let you know what’s been happening at…