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Top 2 things that save horses’ lives… Can you guess?

If you guessed Feed & Veterinary Care, you were right! We’ve been told the transformations of many our horses after we have rehabilitated them are nothing short of miraculous. And, while we have witnessed many incredible comebacks, at the heart of their success stories is simply nutritious feed and proper veterinary care. Right now, La Bolichera and Fancy…

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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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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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PAINT UPDATE: Susie and Justice Thriving after Rescue

Susie and Justice, two paint horses rescued on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from horrific conditions in Miami Gardens, Florida, are thriving and on the path to restored health under the care of the South Florida SPCA. Below you’ll see the amazing transformation Susie and Justice have undergone in the first three weeks after being rescued. They become stronger, more confident…

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Flood of Recent Horse Rescues Overwhelming South Florida SPCA

Thirteen new rescues this week raise number of horses in SFSPCA care to 78 In two separate incidents yesterday, South Florida SPCA took in seven more horses. Six horses were found dumped along a canal in SW Miami-Dade. One horse was taken in temporarily by a kind person who looked everywhere for an owner but…

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act could end horse slaughter in the U.S. AND ban transport to foreign countries for slaughter! Do you support the SAFE Act?

Another Voice: Bills would prevent export of horses for slaughter By Carolyn C. Koelmel Last month in The Buffalo News, there appeared an article that continues to haunt me. The article told how 30 horses died in a “gruesome” tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 81. The horses were being transported to a slaughterhouse in Quebec. A…

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Horse rescued from slaughter farm today

Safe and sound! A raid on an illegal slaughter farm in Southwest Miami-Dade today resulted in the seizure of approximately 90 animals, and three arrests were made. A Quarter Horse mare that was rescued from the farm is now under the care of the South Florida SPCA. She’s underweight and very lame but being treated. She’s…