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BREAKING NEWS: HORSE FOUND SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH, FL FIELD

HIALEAH, FL – JULY 23, 2015: The shocking discovery of a three year-old Quarter Horse filly’s remains was made this morning at 9715 NW 138th Street in Hialeah. The butchered horse, Sweet Amanda Wiz, was found in a pasture at a facility that was once where South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

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No justice for Justice and Susie, jury delivers not guilty verdict in cruelty case

MIAMI, FL (July 22, 2015) – In a case considered one of the worst cruelty situations South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) has encountered in 23 years that made national and international headlines, a jury found defendant Jesus Bandera-Salgado not guilty of three counts of cruelty to animals yesterday. The…

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South Florida SPCA against horse slaughter, supports passage of Udall-Kirk amendment to defund slaughterhouse inspections

On Thursday, July 16, the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on the Udall-Kirk amendment to defund horse slaughterhouse inspections, therefore preventing those facilities from operating in the U.S.  South Florida SPCA urges citizens to contact their senators who sit on the Appropriations Committee by phone and/or email and ask her or him to support the Udall-Kirk…

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THREE EMACIATED HORSES SEIZED IN ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE

(JUNE 1, 2015 – HOMESTEAD, FL) Three horses were seized by Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol and turned over to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The owner, Alex Paez, was charged with animal cruelty and given a promise to appear (PTA). According to SFSPCA director of…

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Par For The Horse golf tournament & fundraiser most successful in 12 year history

On Friday, May 1, 2015, 14 foursomes took to the links at Miami Beach Golf Club in the Lowell S. and Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation Challenge Tournament – Par For The Horse 2015 to benefit South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue. The 12th annual edition exceeded all expectations, reaching new milestones and breaking a fundraising record…

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Honoring South Florida SPCA Founder Laurie Waggoner on her 50th Birthday

“I said ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ Then I realized I am somebody.” – Lilly Tomlin n 1992, Laurie Waggoner was that “Somebody” when she saw a stray horse running scared and loose down a busy Miami road and rescued it. The story has repeated itself hundreds of times over since then, and even…

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One dead and one malnourished horse discovered at SW Miami Dade residence

Homestead, FL (April 10, 2015): During an investigation of a SW Miami-Dade residence by Customs and Border Protection along with Miami-Dade Police Department’s Agricultural Patrol during the evening of Thursday, April 9, two horses were discovered in the home’s back yard. One appeared to have been deceased for some time (click here for photo), while…

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It’s a Girl! Rescue Mare Gives Birth at South Florida SPCA

Homestead, FL (March 23, 2015) – The South Florida SPCA is delighted to announce the birth of a filly at its ranch in Homestead, FL. Last night at 7:55pm, Quarter Horse mare Starr delivered her foal, with director of ranch operations Laurie Waggoner on hand to make sure the birth went smoothly. Both mare and filly…

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SFSPCA’s “A Day at the Races” at Gulfstream Park a Big Win for the Horses

HOMESTEAD, FL – On Sunday, December 14, 2014, over 450 guests gathered at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino for “A Day at the Races,” South Florida SPCA’s (SFSPCA) annual fundraiser. After expenses, $64,000 was raised for the benefit of rescued horses and animals at SFSPCA’s facility in Homestead, Florida. Further, $2,500 from race sponsorship proceeds was…