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The Power of a Promise to our Rescues

We promise them safety. We promise to do everything we can to keep them healthy. But when the inevitable storms strike throughout the summer and hurricane season, it threatens our ability to keep those promises to our rescued horses and animals. We lose power, and as a result the horses’ automatic water supply stops in…

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Cushman School students cap fundraising effort with visit to SFSPCA

It was a day of learning and loving for 22 middle school students from Miami’s Cushman School at South Florida SPCA on Monday, June 4, 2018. The group – along with English teacher Mark Field, students’ parents and school staff members – were welcomed to the rescue ranch for an Education/Outreach day capping off their…

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Shopping for a Cause: Helping Animals Thrift Aids Local Rescues

Helping Animals Thrift Boutique in Davie, Florida is a unique concept in shopping for a cause: You shop, and proceeds are donated monthly to local animal rescue organizations. The brainchild behind the boutique is Stacey Sherman, a horsewoman and animal lover, who paired her retail experience with the desire to make a difference in the…

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Top 2 things that save horses’ lives… Can you guess?

If you guessed Feed & Veterinary Care, you were right! We’ve been told the transformations of many our horses after we have rehabilitated them are nothing short of miraculous. And, while we have witnessed many incredible comebacks, at the heart of their success stories is simply nutritious feed and proper veterinary care. Right now, La Bolichera and Fancy…

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Though not a Derby winner, Ben’s future is “Wide Open”

hen it comes to racehorses, we reserve our fanfare for their lives after they leave the track, especially those that have suffered abuse and neglect. Most recently we’ve been celebrating our beloved Ben (Jockey Club name Wide Open), an off-track Thoroughbred gelding we rescued in a cruelty case last October. He may not be a Derby winner,…

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It’s a Girl for Shakira!

One more to love at the Rescue Ranch! We are overjoyed to announce that rescue mare Shakira has given birth to a healthy – and very energetic – baby girl! Our little filly is the absolute darling of the ranch, amusing us all as she learns how her long spindly legs work and testing how…

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FIU Pre-Vet Students Pitch In at SFSPCA

FIU Alternative Breaks Pre-Vet Society joined us at the ranch on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for an outreach workday. Weeds were pulled, piles of trash were removed, and leaves were raked. After all the hard work was completed, two of our lucky rescues, Badger and Martini, were groomed, pampered and hand grazed. The horses and…

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You Shop, Horses Win with AmazonSmile

South Florida SPCA has registered with AmazonSmile, an amazing 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 for you to support your favorite…

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South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue Names Barbara K. Norland as Director of Development

Press Release AUGUST 10, 2017 – MIAMI, FL: Barbara K. Norland has taken the reins as Director of Development at South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA), a nonprofit horse rescue organization headquartered in Homestead, FL. Norland, formerly the director of development and communications for YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc., will focus on forming new philanthropic alliances, strengthening…