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Critical Funds, Awareness Raised for Horses at Gulfstream Park

(HALLANDALE BEACH, FL) It was a fantastic day for South Florida SPCA’s rescued horses on Saturday, March 5, with over 300 attendees at our annual fundraising luncheon! We thank our guests, sponsors, donors, emcee, committee and volunteers, along with Gulfstream Park for making this event a tremendous success. While guests enjoyed a delicious buffet and an exciting…

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THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE ACCREDITS SOUTH FLORIDA SPCA HORSE RESCUE

(HOMESTEAD, FL – November 3, 2015) The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) has earned accreditation by the organization. SFSPCA is one of only 56 TAA accredited aftercare organizations in the United States and Canada. Thirty-seven aftercare organizations have earned accreditation in 2015*, of which 21 were re-accredited and…

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SFSPCA’s “A Day at the Races” at Gulfstream Park a Big Win for the Horses

HOMESTEAD, FL – On Sunday, December 14, 2014, over 450 guests gathered at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino for “A Day at the Races,” South Florida SPCA’s (SFSPCA) annual fundraiser. After expenses, $64,000 was raised for the benefit of rescued horses and animals at SFSPCA’s facility in Homestead, Florida. Further, $2,500 from race sponsorship proceeds was…

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Discarded Thoroughbred Defense Team fighting for his life at the rescue ranch

MIAMI, FL  (February 19, 2014)  Abandoned along a Hialeah roadside and left to fend for himself, 15 year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred Defense Team is now fighting for his life at the South Florida SPCA rescue ranch in Homestead. The chestnut gelding was rescued on Monday, February 17 and brought to safety by Laurie Waggoner, SFSPCA director…

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Abandoned Thoroughbred, Defense Team, rescued by South Florida SPCA

MIAMI, FL (February 17, 2014)  Defense Team, a Thoroughbred gelding, was rescued today by South Florida SPCA. Laurie Waggoner, SFSPCA director of ranch operations, received  a mid-morning call from a Hialeah farmer who reported the former racehorse wandering along a road near one of his pastures, and that he looked “really bad…really skinny.” Waggoner and…

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ASPCA exec gets a Thoroughbred for Christmas

We LOVE this story for so many reasons! Enjoy! Reposted from Off-Track Thoroughbreds, written by Susan Salk on December 25, 2013 Long before Nancy Perry assumed the helm of a powerful position at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), she was a horse-crazy kid riding around the California show circuit on her off-track Thoroughbred. She…

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Soy Yo on Track to Recover

Soy Yo, the starving racehorse rescued on July 10 in Miami Gardens, underwent surgery yesterday to treat broken sesamoid bones in all four of his legs at Reid and Associates in Loxahatchee. He was released today to Laurie Waggoner, director of ranch operations for the South Florida S.P.C.A., and will continue on his road to…