Homestead, FL (June 2, 2014)  Eight starved, emaciated horses were seized by Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol in SW Miami-Dade and turned over to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The horses, six Thoroughbreds and two Quarter Horses, all scored a “1” on the body condition scale, the lowest score possible. The all-mare band includes one that’s likely pregnant. Police have charged the owner of the horses with animal cruelty. More details on the horses to come as soon as possible.

A special fund has been set up to help care for these horses, donations are desperately needed:

South Florida S.P.C.A. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Homestead, FL, and is currently home to 70 abused, abandoned or neglected horses and other large livestock animals. For more information, contact Laurie Waggoner: 786-281-4828 or

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