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HORSES DISCOVERED BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH GARDENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (HIALEAH GARDENS, FL – SEPT 27, 2017) The decaying remains of three horses have been found this afternoon at NW 178th Street and NW 136 Avenue in Hialeah Gardens. Laurie Waggoner, South Florida SPCA director of rescue operations, says the horses were slaughtered for their meat for human consumption based on the…

Trigger, a horse ridden from South Carolina to Miami, seized by South Florida SPCA on November 23, 2016.

Abused Horse Ridden From South Carolina to Miami Given New Life in Key West

(MIAMI, FL – 4/19/17) The long and painful journey for a horse ridden nearly 700 miles from South Carolina to Miami finally has a happy ending. After nearly five months of critical care and rehabilitation at South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA), the organization has arranged permanent sanctuary for “Trigger” at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal…

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Years-long Battle in Miami Horse Abuse Case Ends with Conviction

Julio Lopez found guilty of Animal Cruelty (MIAMI, FL – January 27, 2017) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) and the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office announce the end of an almost four-year battle for justice on behalf of four abused horses SFSPCA rescued on May 20, 2013. On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, a jury…

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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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Saving Grace

On the morning of December 30, 2015, I was called by police to investigate an animal cruelty case in Miami Gardens. My team and I rushed to the scene, where we found five emaciated horses being kept in absolute squalor. Our hearts broke when we spotted a young pony, down to skin and bone, sprawled across…

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HORRIFIC DISCOVERY: ANOTHER HORSE CARCASS FOUND IN SW MIAMI DADE

Slaughtered horse may be mare reported missing on July 6 (HOMESTEAD, FL – 8/1/16) The decaying remains of two horses have been found in as many days in SW Miami Dade, the gruesome scenes indicating both had been brutally butchered for their meat. Laurie Waggoner of South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

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Horse Found Brutally Butchered in SW Miami Dade

Slaughter of horses for human consumption occurring with horrifying regularity in Miami (HOMESTEAD, FL – 7/31/16) South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) and Miami Dade Agricultural Patrol were at the gruesome scene at SW 187th Avenue and SW 180th Street in Southwest Miami Dade where the carcass of a brutally…

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Couple Arrested in Illegal Slaughterhouse Case

Press release from the office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County Miami (December 17, 2015) – As a result of a joint investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department, undercover investigators from the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) group and officers from the Florida…