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Critical Funds, Awareness Raised for Horses at Gulfstream Park

(HALLANDALE BEACH, FL) It was a fantastic day for South Florida SPCA’s rescued horses on Saturday, March 5, with over 300 attendees at our annual fundraising luncheon! We thank our guests, sponsors, donors, emcee, committee and volunteers, along with Gulfstream Park for making this event a tremendous success. While guests enjoyed a delicious buffet and an exciting…

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

February 12, 2016 (Homestead, Florida) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) as of February 12, 2016. Accreditation signifies that SFSPCA meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine…

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Couple Arrested in Illegal Slaughterhouse Case

Press release from the office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County Miami (December 17, 2015) – As a result of a joint investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department, undercover investigators from the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) group and officers from the Florida…

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South Florida SPCA Hosts Center for Social Change

South Florida SPCA had the pleasure of hosting members of the Center for Social Change (CSC) at the rescue ranch on Friday, December 11, 2015 for a day of meeting, treating and connecting with the horses, and learning more about our mission. The group, including CSC founder, president, and CEO William Burdette, received a tour…

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RETIRED RACEHORSE STOLEN, SLAUGHTERED FOR MEAT

Horse slaughter happening with horrifying regularity in South Florida, worse than reported SFSPCA calls for special investigative unit, pledges help to find perpetrators FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Homestead, FL – 11/24/2015   It has happened again. Yet another treasured family pet has been stolen from its home and slaughtered for its meat. Sometime during the evening…

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Stand Up for the Horses on Give Miami Day

By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA “Stand up for abandoned, abused and neglected horses and give them a fighting chance.” There’s grit behind this year’s South Florida SPCA Give Miami Day Campaign. Just look at the photo: two magnificent horses restored to health, rearing up on hind legs, specks of sunlight glittering off their…

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PAEZ CASE UPDATE: SOUTH MIAMI DADE BODY BUILDER PLEADS GUILTY TO HORSE CRUELTY

(MIAMI, FL – 11/16/2015) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, one of the nation’s leading advocates for equine legislation and humane protocols, has announced that bodybuilder Alejandro (Alex) Paez, 48, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal abuse after three starving, emaciated horses were found in deplorable conditions at his South Miami-Dade ranch on…

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THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE ACCREDITS SOUTH FLORIDA SPCA HORSE RESCUE

(HOMESTEAD, FL – November 3, 2015) The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) has earned accreditation by the organization. SFSPCA is one of only 56 TAA accredited aftercare organizations in the United States and Canada. Thirty-seven aftercare organizations have earned accreditation in 2015*, of which 21 were re-accredited and…

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Horse Cruelty Charges: A VERY Big Deal at South Florida SPCA

The newest charges “… were no big deal. I wish the police would spend more time on human victims, and child victims, than on horses who skipped a meal.” – Alexander Michaels, attorney for defendants in animal cruelty case. (Miami Herald, Friday, October 25, 2015)   By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue…

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SOUTH MIAMI-DADE BODY-BUILDING COUPLE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) Miami-Dade County prosecutors have charged husband and wife body builders with animal abuse after three starving, emaciated horses were found in deplorable conditions on their rural South Miami-Dade ranch. On Friday, October 23, 2015, Milagros (Milly) Cowan, 50, was arraigned on four misdemeanor counts of animal abuse. Her husband, Alejandro (Alex) Paez, 48, was earlier charged…