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Sonny Garguilo clinic a success for rescues and participants

As part of the South Florida SPCA’s mission to rehabilitate the rescue horses and prepare them for adoption, we had Sonny Garguilo, one of the country’s leading Natural Horsemanship trainers and clinicians, visit the rescue ranch for the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. The purpose of the clinic was to partner 10 of our rescue…

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Discarded Thoroughbred Defense Team fighting for his life at the rescue ranch

MIAMI, FL  (February 19, 2014)  Abandoned along a Hialeah roadside and left to fend for himself, 15 year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred Defense Team is now fighting for his life at the South Florida SPCA rescue ranch in Homestead. The chestnut gelding was rescued on Monday, February 17 and brought to safety by Laurie Waggoner, SFSPCA director…

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Humane Scorecard: See how your legislators stand and voted on animal protection issues

Each year, the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) publishes a Humane Scorecard of Congress to inform us of every legislator’s record on animal protection issues. We urge everyone to take time to read the recently-published Midterm Report for the 113th Congress, an invaluable resource for staying informed on animal rights legislation. With this information, we…

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Abandoned Thoroughbred, Defense Team, rescued by South Florida SPCA

MIAMI, FL (February 17, 2014)  Defense Team, a Thoroughbred gelding, was rescued today by South Florida SPCA. Laurie Waggoner, SFSPCA director of ranch operations, received  a mid-morning call from a Hialeah farmer who reported the former racehorse wandering along a road near one of his pastures, and that he looked “really bad…really skinny.” Waggoner and…

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Young fundraiser warms hearts at South Florida SPCA ranch

MIAMI, FL (February 16, 2014) Though it was a bone-chilling 29 below in her home town of Winnetka, Illinois, young Carly Jennings brought heart-melting warmth with her on a recent visit to South Florida SPCA’s ranch in Homestead. The journey to South Florida essentially began on April 29, 2012 when Carly created her bat mitzvah…

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Ten neglected, abandoned horses being treated at South Florida SPCA

MIAMI, FL (January 17, 2014) Please click on links below to see media coverage on the 10 horses rescued by Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol and the South Florida SPCA. More details to come later this evening or tomorrow morning. – CBS Miami, Channel 4 – WSVN TV, Channel 7 News VIEW PREVIOUS BLOG POST   If you would…

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Ten horses rescued today by South Florida SPCA

MIAMI, FL (January 16, 2014) The stench was so bad, buzzards were circling the containers of “feed” left for the 10 pitiful horses found in a Southwest Miami-Dade field in an area known as “The 8.5.” Rotten tomatoes, lettuce, corn cobs and avocados mixed with packets of ketchup and mustard and other unidentifiable food waste,…

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A Huge Win for Horses – FDA Inspections DEFUNDED!!!

Omnibus Budget Will End Chances of Horse Slaughter Plants Opening in US Florida State Senator Joseph Abruzzo, Victoria McCullough, and Vice President Joe Biden discuss horse welfare and slaughter. (PRNewsFoto/Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc.) Published: January 14, 2014 3:00 a.m. PRNewswire-USNewswire – Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc. CHICAGO – The omnibus bill pending before Congress this week contains…

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ASPCA exec gets a Thoroughbred for Christmas

We LOVE this story for so many reasons! Enjoy! Reposted from Off-Track Thoroughbreds, written by Susan Salk on December 25, 2013 Long before Nancy Perry assumed the helm of a powerful position at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), she was a horse-crazy kid riding around the California show circuit on her off-track Thoroughbred. She…