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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…

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Six starved off-the-track Thoroughbreds seized by police, turned over to SPCA

Miami Gardens, FL (January 10, 2014) Six starved off-the-track Thoroughbreds were seized by police yesterday, and custody of them was given to SFSPCA. The horses range in age from 3 to 10 and are in varying states of health. One, a bay gelding named Kenny’s Z, raced as recently as 9/27/2014. The owner has been…

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Thoroughbred blog ends with one of SPCA’s most remarkable rescues

(JANUARY 8, 2014) Today, Susan Salk announced she will cease publication of her Off-Track Thoroughbreds blog as of Jan. 12, 2015. We at South Florida SPCA are sad to learn this news, and will miss Sue’s uplifting and enlightening stories of life after the track. Several of our rescued horses have been featured on her blog, but possibly…

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South Florida SPCA Receives GuideStar Silver Participation Level

HOMESTEAD, FL – South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue has received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. “We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward…

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EU Suspends Mexican Horsemeat Imports After Food Safety Concerns

PRESS RELEASE FROM HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Humane Society International/Europe welcomes increased consumer protection, fewer horses suffering BRUSSELS (8 December 2014)  The European Commission has implemented a conditional ban of the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits consistently identified serious problems with the lack…

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11 Rescued from Grisly Illegal Slaughter in East Everglades

Homestead, FL (October 8, 2014)  Ten horses and one very lucky steer were rescued from an illegal slaughter operation in the infamous “8.5” East Everglades on Monday, October 6, 2014. South Florida S.P.C.A. director of ranch operations Laurie Waggoner accompanied Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol officers to the scene. Gruesome evidence of recent killings included pools of blood on…

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International Equine Conference draws advocates and political representatives to McCullough estate in Wellington

Wellington, FL (September 22, 2014) Equine welfare advocates and experts from several countries met September 19-21 at the Fourth Annual International Equine Conference (IEC) at the estate of Victoria McCullough in Wellington. Organized by the Equine Welfare Alliance and Wild Horse Freedom Federation, the event connected and enlightened a wide spectrum of pro-horse attendees that included equine welfare organizations,…

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Alice & Ally: A Dream Finally Come True!

(August 11, 2014) It is with immense joy we announce that after three years and three months at South Florida SPCA, mother and daughter ponies Alice and Ally have finally been adopted together!  Alice and Ally came to SFSPCA on May 23, 2011.  Little Ally was just one month old at the time, and her…