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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…

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Yoga for the Horses: Coconut Grove Couple & Studio Partner to Raise Funds for Rescues

June 16, 2016 – South Florida SPCA would like to thank yoga instructors Debbie and John Freud, and Natalie Morales of Dharma Yoga Studio in Coconut Grove, for dedicating their weekly Friday evening Community Yoga classes in February to help the horses. The “Fabulous Freuds” as they’re known, waived their teaching fee, and students were…

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What If South Florida SPCA Didn’t Exist? For horses like Eva, the answer is deadly

Dear Friends, We know you care deeply about the plight of abused, abandoned and neglected horses. We are so grateful for your support of SFSPCA’s work to rescue horses from an otherwise cruel fate. And we know that you, like us, are thrilled when SFSPCA transforms a dying horse into a healthy, glorious majestic animal such as Eva, pictured…

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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…