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Years-long Battle in Miami Horse Abuse Case Ends with Conviction

Julio Lopez found guilty of Animal Cruelty (MIAMI, FL – January 27, 2017) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) and the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office announce the end of an almost four-year battle for justice on behalf of four abused horses SFSPCA rescued on May 20, 2013. On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, a jury…

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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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Saving Grace

On the morning of December 30, 2015, I was called by police to investigate an animal cruelty case in Miami Gardens. My team and I rushed to the scene, where we found five emaciated horses being kept in absolute squalor. Our hearts broke when we spotted a young pony, down to skin and bone, sprawled across…

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Couple Arrested in Illegal Slaughterhouse Case

Press release from the office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County Miami (December 17, 2015) – As a result of a joint investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department, undercover investigators from the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) group and officers from the Florida…