Eleven starving horses rescued in South Florida

August 20, 2009


Eleven starving horses including five foals are now under the care of the South Florida SPCA. Once the horses have recovered they will be available for adoption.

Eleven starving horses, including five foals, have been rescued by the South Florida SPCA from a property in Southwest Dade County.

The society removed the animals on Tuesday and the owner has been charged.

All horses have been taken to the South Florida SPCA, where they are receiving food, water and medical attention.

The society says once the horses have recovered, they will be available for adoption.

It says it already has 30 rescued horses at its facility.

"We need Florida horse owners to help us by taking in some of the healthy, beautiful, sound horses already at our ranch to make space for the new rescues that are in terrible shape," says society president Jeanette Jordan.

Jordan said the society feed bills are already over $US6000 a month. "Our funds are running low and we sure could use help!"

The society was called in after the animals' plight was reported to local police.