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Phone: 954-492-0168
1840 NE 65th Ct
Ft. Lauderdale
Florida 33308
USA
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Target demographics: ALL HORSE AND ANIMAL LOVERS IN BROWARD COUNTY. Anyone interested in volunteer hours or anyone that would like to help save these horses. community groups welcome

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help with our fund-raising to help raise additional funds for the horses.

Geographic areas served: Florida and in particular all of Broward county

Programs: SPONSOR-A-HORSE PROGRAM This program matches a sponsor with a horse that they can ride , groom, love and care for as their own on our 60 acre property. We also have a very active community volunteer program!

Mission:
FOUNDED IN 1987, OUR NON PROFIT; FLORIDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE for EQUINE NURTURING, DEVELOPMENT and SAFETY OR F.R.I.E.N.D.S.;GREW OUT OF A NEED TO ESTABLISH A SAFE HAVEN FOR A LARGE GROUP OF HORSES IN SOUTH FLORIDA THAT WERE FOUND TO BE CARRIERS OF EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA OR EIA. WITHOUT THIS SAFE HAVEN,THOSE HORSES AND THE ONES WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE HOMES FOR TODAY, WOULD HAVE BEEN EUTHANIZED EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY HEALTHY.  WE ALSO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP IN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF A VACCINE OR CURE. IN ADDITION, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ON A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL REGARDING EIA AND ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC FURTHER REGARDING THIS CONDITION. DUE TO CURRENT LAWS,HORSES TESTING POSITIVE FOR EIA, MUST BE QUARANTINED ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC GUIDELINES OR EUTHANIZED. WE PROVIDE COMPLIANCE WITH THE QUARANTINE GUIDELINES THEREBY ELIMINATING THE NEED TO EUTHANIZE WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY A HEALTHY HORSE WITH THE ABILITY TO LIVE OUT THEIR NORMAL LIFE SPAN. SPONSORSHIP OF THESE HORSES BY PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS BOTH THE HORSE AND THE MANY PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE OF CARING FOR AND INTERACTING WITH A HORSE WHILE FEEDING, RIDING,GROOMING,ETC. OUR GOAL IS TO SAVE THESE HORSES FROM BEING “PUT DOWN” BY PROVIDING FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY WITH THE CHANCE TO “OWN” A HORSE THROUGH SPONSORSHIP. WE ALSO HAVE A VERY ACTIVE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM THAT BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.
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We have given sanctuary to many horses since 1987 and continue to do so allowing many people the chance to participate in something worthwhile in the community.

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06/21/14
I sponsored a horse at FRIENDS when I lived in Florida, and it was a great experience. It allowed me to learn about horses and horse ownership, something I had been trying for years, but found very hard to achieve from taking lessons and going on trail rides. FRIENDS' sponsor program on the other ... more »
06/11/14
I have been involved with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for over 20 years. The dedication, pure selfless love and extremely hard work is beyond words! If only more people could do what this incredible organization does! The horses that are at this facility would be dead without F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I thank them and ... more »
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