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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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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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Flood of Recent Horse Rescues Overwhelming South Florida SPCA

Thirteen new rescues this week raise number of horses in SFSPCA care to 78 In two separate incidents yesterday, South Florida SPCA took in seven more horses. Six horses were found dumped along a canal in SW Miami-Dade. One horse was taken in temporarily by a kind person who looked everywhere for an owner but…