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South Florida SPCA Bracing for Hurricane Irma with 55 Horses

outh Florida SPCA Horse Rescue is implementing its disaster plan as Hurricane Irma, now a dangerous and potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, poses an extremely serious threat to South Florida. Though the forecast may change, and we certainly hope it does, we have to prepare for Irma reaching…

Photo: AnneRobbin Farm by John Muccillo

Horsekeeping: 7 Things to Consider if Your Horse is Overweight

The horses at the South Florida SPCA rescue ranch most often come to us severely underfed, scoring usually between 1 and 3 on the Henneke Body Condition scale. But the average pleasure horse can have a different problem than Defense Team, a recent arrival. Instead, being overweight is the problem. This can be especially true of…