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South Florida SPCA earns Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Reaccreditation through 2019

Former racehorse Never Lie (foreground) an off-track Thoroughbred in retraining and currently available for adoption at South Florida SPCA. (Photo credit: Grace Delanoy) NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is proud to announce that after a rigorous application and inspection process, it has been reaccredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)…

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Going Home… After Irma

“Going home, going home. I’m just going home. Quiet like, some still day, I’m just going home.” – FROM THE SONG, “GOING HOME.” MUSIC BY ANTON DVORAK; LYRICS BY WILLIAM ARMS FISHER AND KEN BIBLE. From South Florida SPCA President, Kathleen Monahan: Dear Friends, As I write to let you know what’s been happening at…

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South Florida SPCA Scrambles to Protect 57 Horse Herd from Hurricane Irma

(SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 – HOMESTEAD, FL) Disaster plans and standard operating procedures exist at South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, but Hurricane Irma will likely rewrite them. Faced with a ferocious Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph barreling toward its rescue ranch in Homestead, SFSPCA staff and board members had to scramble to…

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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…

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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…

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Cushman School Students Visit SFSPCA for a Day of Learning & Fun

n Friday, May 19, 2017, students, teachers and parents from the Cushman School visited the South Florida SPCA’s rescue ranch for a day of hands-on learning and fun with rescued horses. It punctuated the group’s philanthropic efforts for SFSPCA, which held a bake sale to raise an impressive $540 for the rescues. SFSPCA Education/Outreach Coordinator,…

Trigger, a horse ridden from South Carolina to Miami, seized by South Florida SPCA on November 23, 2016.

Abused Horse Ridden From South Carolina to Miami Given New Life in Key West

(MIAMI, FL – 4/19/17) The long and painful journey for a horse ridden nearly 700 miles from South Carolina to Miami finally has a happy ending. After nearly five months of critical care and rehabilitation at South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA), the organization has arranged permanent sanctuary for “Trigger” at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal…

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University of Miami Pre-Vet Students Pitch In at South Florida SPCA

n Sunday, March 5, 2017, pre-vet students from the University of Miami rolled up their sleeves and pitched in for a work day at the South Florida SPCA rescue ranch in Homestead. The visit was coordinated by SFSPCA volunteer Kaitlyn Drozdowicz, with SFSPCA volunteer and FIU pre-vet student Brianna Chin helping out as well. SFSPCA…