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SHOW HORSE STOLEN IN SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE

(Miami, January 26, 2017) An Andalusian show horse was stolen from a ranch located at 13405 SW 199 Avenue, Miami, FL. The 11 year old horse, named Deseada, was taken sometime between late night Wednesday, January 18 and early morning, Thursday, January 19, 2017. As soon as it was discovered that Deseada was missing, owner…

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FROM DYING IN THE DIRT TO LIVING THE DREAM

One year after rescue, once destitute pony is adopted by renowned Canadian show stable (HOMESTEAD, FL – 12/27/16) As rescue stories go, they don’t get much better than this. An emaciated pony found dying in the dirt at a ramshackle boarding facility a year ago will be leaving her abusive past far behind her this…

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South Florida SPCA Welcomes Best Buddies to Rescue Ranch, Launches New TLC Brigade

South Florida SPCA was delighted to welcome members of Best Buddies to the ranch on Sunday, November 13, 2016 as part of the rescue’s new TLC Brigade. The new program provides a safe opportunity for Best Buddies members to experience and learn about SFSPCA’s rescued horses and animals. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)…

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What’s a Little Rain? SFSPCA Golf Tournament a Hit for the Horses Despite Weather

hile the sun refused to peek out of the clouds, the players’ game spirit shone bright during South Florida SPCA’s 13th Annual Par For The Horse Golf Tournament last Saturday at Miami Shores Country Club. Thankfully the teams managed to get in nine holes of play before the skies opened up with a deluge of rain, ushering…

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Daily Racing Form Announces 2nd Annual “Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Magazine”

Daily Racing Form/Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Press Release New York, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Daily Racing Form (DRF) in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will publish a second annual edition of the TAA Magazine. The goal of the TAA Magazine is to increase awareness of the TAA’s mission and its ongoing efforts to support…

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Saving Grace

On the morning of December 30, 2015, I was called by police to investigate an animal cruelty case in Miami Gardens. My team and I rushed to the scene, where we found five emaciated horses being kept in absolute squalor. Our hearts broke when we spotted a young pony, down to skin and bone, sprawled across…

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Miles of Smiles: Miami Leaders in Training (LIT) Outreach Event

On Friday, August 5, 2016, South Florida SPCA was delighted to welcome the Miami Leaders in Training (LIT), a great group of kids who came to the ranch to learn about our mission, and to get some hands-on experience with horses. The kids’ initial nervousness was quickly replaced with curiosity and enthusiasm as they learned…

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HORRIFIC DISCOVERY: ANOTHER HORSE CARCASS FOUND IN SW MIAMI DADE

Slaughtered horse may be mare reported missing on July 6 (HOMESTEAD, FL – 8/1/16) The decaying remains of two horses have been found in as many days in SW Miami Dade, the gruesome scenes indicating both had been brutally butchered for their meat. Laurie Waggoner of South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

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Horse Found Brutally Butchered in SW Miami Dade

Slaughter of horses for human consumption occurring with horrifying regularity in Miami (HOMESTEAD, FL – 7/31/16) South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) and Miami Dade Agricultural Patrol were at the gruesome scene at SW 187th Avenue and SW 180th Street in Southwest Miami Dade where the carcass of a brutally…

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Humphrey: A Piggy Just Looking for Love

South Florida SPCA is primarily a horse rescue organization, but occasionally we are called to rescue other farm animals such as goats, sheep, cows, and pigs. We’ve even taken in emus! Wednesday, June 8, 2016 was Piggy’s lucky day. The male pot bellied pig was found at Amelia Earhart Park, where someone had abandoned him. After…