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Miles of Smiles: Miami Leaders in Training (LIT) Outreach Event

On Friday, August 5, 2016, South Florida SPCA was delighted to welcome the Miami Leaders in Training (LIT), a great group of kids who came to the ranch to learn about our mission, and to get some hands-on experience with horses. The kids’ initial nervousness was quickly replaced with curiosity and enthusiasm as they learned…

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HORRIFIC DISCOVERY: ANOTHER HORSE CARCASS FOUND IN SW MIAMI DADE

Slaughtered horse may be mare reported missing on July 6 (HOMESTEAD, FL – 8/1/16) The decaying remains of two horses have been found in as many days in SW Miami Dade, the gruesome scenes indicating both had been brutally butchered for their meat. Laurie Waggoner of South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

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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…

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

February 12, 2016 (Homestead, Florida) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) as of February 12, 2016. Accreditation signifies that SFSPCA meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine…

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South Florida SPCA Hosts Center for Social Change

South Florida SPCA had the pleasure of hosting members of the Center for Social Change (CSC) at the rescue ranch on Friday, December 11, 2015 for a day of meeting, treating and connecting with the horses, and learning more about our mission. The group, including CSC founder, president, and CEO William Burdette, received a tour…

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PAEZ CASE UPDATE: SOUTH MIAMI DADE BODY BUILDER PLEADS GUILTY TO HORSE CRUELTY

(MIAMI, FL – 11/16/2015) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, one of the nation’s leading advocates for equine legislation and humane protocols, has announced that bodybuilder Alejandro (Alex) Paez, 48, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal abuse after three starving, emaciated horses were found in deplorable conditions at his South Miami-Dade ranch on…

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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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Horse Cruelty Charges: A VERY Big Deal at South Florida SPCA

The newest charges “… were no big deal. I wish the police would spend more time on human victims, and child victims, than on horses who skipped a meal.” – Alexander Michaels, attorney for defendants in animal cruelty case. (Miami Herald, Friday, October 25, 2015)   By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue…

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BREAKING NEWS: HORSE FOUND SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH, FL FIELD

HIALEAH, FL – JULY 23, 2015: The shocking discovery of a three year-old Quarter Horse filly’s remains was made this morning at 9715 NW 138th Street in Hialeah. The butchered horse, Sweet Amanda Wiz, was found in a pasture at a facility that was once where South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…