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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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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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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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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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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…