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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…

The Fobbs' horse, Thunder.

RETIRED RACEHORSE STOLEN, SLAUGHTERED FOR MEAT

Horse slaughter happening with horrifying regularity in South Florida, worse than reported SFSPCA calls for special investigative unit, pledges help to find perpetrators FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Homestead, FL – 11/24/2015   It has happened again. Yet another treasured family pet has been stolen from its home and slaughtered for its meat. Sometime during the evening…

Milly Cowan and Alex Paez. Photo credit: Elite Body Imaging.

PAEZ CASE UPDATE: SOUTH MIAMI DADE BODY BUILDER PLEADS GUILTY TO HORSE CRUELTY

(MIAMI, FL – 11/16/2015) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, one of the nation’s leading advocates for equine legislation and humane protocols, has announced that bodybuilder Alejandro (Alex) Paez, 48, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal abuse after three starving, emaciated horses were found in deplorable conditions at his South Miami-Dade ranch on…

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Horse Cruelty Charges: A VERY Big Deal at South Florida SPCA

The newest charges “… were no big deal. I wish the police would spend more time on human victims, and child victims, than on horses who skipped a meal.” – Alexander Michaels, attorney for defendants in animal cruelty case. (Miami Herald, Friday, October 25, 2015)   By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue…

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SOUTH MIAMI-DADE BODY-BUILDING COUPLE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) Miami-Dade County prosecutors have charged husband and wife body builders with animal abuse after three starving, emaciated horses were found in deplorable conditions on their rural South Miami-Dade ranch. On Friday, October 23, 2015, Milagros (Milly) Cowan, 50, was arraigned on four misdemeanor counts of animal abuse. Her husband, Alejandro (Alex) Paez, 48, was earlier charged…

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BREAKING NEWS: HORSE FOUND SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH, FL FIELD

HIALEAH, FL – JULY 23, 2015: The shocking discovery of a three year-old Quarter Horse filly’s remains was made this morning at 9715 NW 138th Street in Hialeah. The butchered horse, Sweet Amanda Wiz, was found in a pasture at a facility that was once where South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

Grey Paso Fino mare seized on May 27, 2015

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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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…