South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and other livestock in Miami-Dade, FL. SFSPCA also educates the community about responsible equine care and ownership, and promotes the welfare of equines through local and national advocacy.
South Florida SPCA Overview, by Purina's A Home for Every Horse
Amazing Grace..our success story of rescuing, rehabbing and rehoming a wonderful horse!
South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is the last line of defense for abused and abandoned horses in Miami-Dade, Florida. It’s the only thing standing between them and starvation, death, and even slaughter. The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit works with the county and responds 24/7 to local law enforcement to investigate cruelty and abandonment cases, and to seize and care for those victims at its Homestead, FL facility. Now in its 26th year, SFSPCA is the only organization qualified to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and rehome horses in Miami-Dade.
SFSPCA rehabilitates rescued animals by providing safety, shelter, food, veterinary care, and re-training. This horse, Sambuca, was rescued from a cruelty situation. She was found starving and emaciated, confined in a stall and on death's door. It took months but she has been restored to full health.
Once health and trust are restored to its rescued horses,
SFSPCA arranges permanent, loving adoptive homes for them.
SFSPCA promotes the welfare and well-being of animals, and educates the public on responsible animal care and ownership.
Education & Outreach Program
Groups come to the rescue ranch to learn about SFSPCA and its mission; the care and feeding of rescued horses; and how we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome them. Participants are given demonstrations and instructions on proper horse care and handling, and receive hands-on experience.
South Florida SPCA has a wonderful volunteer program for ages 12 and up that offers hands-on work with the horses and ranch hand duties at its facility in Homestead. The program also offers opportunities to volunteer at events in the community to help spread awareness of its mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abused and abandoned horses in Miami-Dade, Florida. Volunteer Orientation & Horse Safety Classes are held on the second Saturday of most months throughout the year.