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Help the Horses with AmazonSmile

YOU SHOP, HORSES WIN! The South Florida SPCA has registered with AmazonSmile, an amazing new program at Amazon.com that gives a percentage of eligible sales to charitable organizations. With the holiday season upon us, this is a great and easy way to help our rescues! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way…

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Federal appeals court temporarily halts horse slaughter for human consumption

Published November 04, 2013 FoxNews.com Cuts of horsemeat are displayed in a shop window at the horse butchery near Paris.REUTERS federal appeals court has temporarily put the brakes on plans to resume horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S., after a New Mexico judge last week dismissed a push by animal rights groups to…

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Susie Shines & Justice Prevails at SFSPCA Rescue Ranch

The quick staccato beat of hooves and a flash of white were immediately followed by bemused exasperation – Susie saw the partial opening of her stall as it was being cleaned and decided to make a break for it. Running and romping in the stable yard, she looked like any other recently-freed horse, but Susie…

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Monroe Sheriff’s Office Sticking with Bam Bam!

The mini-but-mighty cute Bam Bam, rescued by South Florida SPCA and now living at Monroe County Sheriff’s Animal Farm in Key West, recently received acupuncture treatments to help with his inability to sweat and other health issues. The condition, called “Anhidrosis,” was treated by Dr. Geraldine Diethelm and intern Dr. Emily of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital. They…

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy – A Checklist

The South Florida S.P.C.A.’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt horses and other large livestock, but also to educate and advocate for their health and well-being. Keeping a horse healthy or recognizing when one isn’t is essential, whether it’s yours or belonging to someone else. Below is a checklist from Equine Wellness Magazine to…

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Soy Yo on Track to Recover

Soy Yo, the starving racehorse rescued on July 10 in Miami Gardens, underwent surgery yesterday to treat broken sesamoid bones in all four of his legs at Reid and Associates in Loxahatchee. He was released today to Laurie Waggoner, director of ranch operations for the South Florida S.P.C.A., and will continue on his road to…

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From high tech to down home, local groups and businesses pitch in for the horses

From the glitterati of South Beach to the ranchlands of SW Miami-Dade, a common love of horses brought out South Florida SPCA supporters to recent fundraising events and generated over $8,000. Rescued horses, now numbering over 80 in the organization’s care at its two locations in Miami-Dade, FL, will directly benefit from the much-needed funds with nutritious…

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PAINT UPDATE: Susie and Justice Thriving after Rescue

Susie and Justice, two paint horses rescued on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from horrific conditions in Miami Gardens, Florida, are thriving and on the path to restored health under the care of the South Florida SPCA. Below you’ll see the amazing transformation Susie and Justice have undergone in the first three weeks after being rescued. They become stronger, more confident…

Horse found slaughtered and dismembered in Miami Gardens warehouse district

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami Gardens, FL) – August 7, 2013 A grisly discovery was made this morning at 5295 NW 163 Street, Miami Gardens, FL.  Laurie Waggoner, Director of Operations for South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, responded to the scene early this morning at the request of Miami Gardens Police Department….