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FROM DYING IN THE DIRT TO LIVING THE DREAM

One year after rescue, once destitute pony is adopted by renowned Canadian show stable (HOMESTEAD, FL – 12/27/16) As rescue stories go, they don’t get much better than this. An emaciated pony found dying in the dirt at a ramshackle boarding facility a year ago will be leaving her abusive past far behind her this…

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Humphrey: A Piggy Just Looking for Love

South Florida SPCA is primarily a horse rescue organization, but occasionally we are called to rescue other farm animals such as goats, sheep, cows, and pigs. We’ve even taken in emus! Wednesday, June 8, 2016 was Piggy’s lucky day. The male pot bellied pig was found at Amelia Earhart Park, where someone had abandoned him. After…

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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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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…

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Off-Track Thoroughbreds: SPCA rescue mare ribbons in Florida; hard won

This is a wonderful story about one of our rescued horses, and the adopter who wouldn’t give up on her. Shared with permission by the author. By Susan Salk on May 9, 2014 offtrackthoroughbreds.com In a squalid yard littered with empty grain bags starved a mare named La Sheikh. The name alone might have seemed ironic, even pathetic,…

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Diva Makes New Digs in Rooterville

North Florida sanctuary welcomes Phyllis from South Florida S.P.C.A. Melrose, FL:  She loves her beauty sleep, and lots of it. A fine dinner, even more. She dismisses those around her with a sniff of her snobby snout. She is a diva, and makes no apologies. She is Phyllis, a large and lovely black sow recently…