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4-year-old T-bred filly Silver and Smoke was seized Sunday by Miami Dade law enforcement and turned over to the South Florida SPCA with two other Thoroughbreds. They lived in squallor.

Locked in, TBs couldn’t lift heads in stalls

Three Florida Thoroughbreds, locked away for months in shanty stalls so confining they couldn’t lift their heads, were seized Sunday by Miami-Dade law enforcement. Removed from patched-together stalls where thick, putrid excrement covered the stall floors, were tattooed 4-year-old filly Silver and Smoke and tattooed 5-year-old chestnut gelding Bringcheckcharlie. A third, un-tattooed Thoroughbred was also seized from a boarding facility in an industrial section of NW Miami-Dade known as Miami Gardens, according to Laurie Waggoner, director of operations, South Florida SPCA. An active police investigation is ongoing, she adds. Police will locate the owner(s) of the animals to press charges […]