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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…

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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…