OUR "NO KILL" NON-PROFIT RESCUE CURRENTLY RESCUES BOTH EIA POSITIVE HORSES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND EIA NEGATIVE HORSES THROUGHOUT THE BROWARD COUNTY AREA.
What is EIA? It's a blood disease found in horses. E.I.A. stands for Equine Infectious Anemia. EIA is not contagious to humans and does not affect humans.
It is detected by a test known as the Coggins test.
The horses at our ranch are not sick, but carry antibodies in their bloodstream to the virus that causes "equine infectious anemia" OR (EIA).
The chance of one horse infecting another is approximately 1 in 6 million. Regardless, there is a law in Florida requiring positive EIA horses to be quarantined on property with a 200 yard radius from the nearest negative horse. If that is not possible, the horse must be destroyed even though it is healthy. There are some stables that do not have space to comply with this law, so they must have their horses euthanized.[killed]
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. needs your support to maintain a safe haven for these horses!
Welcome to our web site! We are a non-profit organization of horse lovers that have created a caring rescue ranch for horses that otherwise would have been destroyed. We'd like to thank everyone from the Broward County Commissioners to all the children and adults from the community that donate not only funds but their time and love. Please explore and enjoy our site. If we can answer any of your questions, please feel free to e-mail us anytime at: email@example.com We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. **(CH14915) All donations are tax deductible. Would you like to help by making an online donation? It is secure and easy and tax deductible! All donations both small and large are very much needed and appreciated!
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Perhaps you would be interested in how we came to be? In 1970, a herd of horses had to be relocated to Plantation Acres, Florida due to construction. Several months after the move, some of the horses tested positive for EIA. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.; or (Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development and Safety, Inc.) was formed when the ranch was once again forced to move because of construction. Some of the original members of that ranch are still with the organization. Originally, one special lady and several other people, started the quarantine ranch in 1970 which became a haven for these horses, as well as other animals that have been abandoned. Her name is Susan Young and she is the founder of the first EIA quarantine ranch which today is known as F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Ranch. This woman's passion for horses still runs deep as she is still caring for and riding horses today at the age of 84 !!
Established as a non-profit in 1987, we continue to provide a safe haven for horses identified with EIA in the state of Florida. Today F.R.I.E.N.D.S. has the "SPONSOR-A-HORSE" program for those individuals and families who normally would not be able to afford the high cost of owning and boarding a horse. Our pricing includes full board:the feed and feeding of grain and hay,supplements, pasture hay, stall, turn out, stall cleaning and feed moving! Would you like to take a look at some of our unsponsored horses available to sponsor?
WE HAVE HORSES AVAILABLE ON THE AVAILABLE HORSES PAGE !PLEASE TAKE A LOOK! YOU MIGHT JUST SEE A HORSE YOU WANT TO SPONSOR!
Remember, we provide the horse,stall,pasture,feed and feeding of hay and grain,as well as pasture hay, supplements, stall cleaning and feed moving!
All of that for a very reasonable monthly donation dependent on the needs of each horse. Applicants need not have riding experience. We match the horse with the rider according to their ability, as we have both gentle and spirited horses and ponies. Click on the link and take a look!
We are always looking for new members, volunteers and supporters of our program, as well as monetary donations and any donated items we may be in need of. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is a family ranch where people go to escape and get back to nature. It's a great place for the whole family to share their time together, with relaxation, socializing, and good old fashion exercise! It is also a great place for teens and kids of all ages to learn responsibility. Once you have sponsored a horse and perhaps find that you may no longer have time or the finances to devote to them, you simply give the organization a two week written notice and we will try to find the horse a new sponsor. The approximate cost per month per horse runs from $150 to $400 again depending on the horse's needs. We have both a full and half sponsorship. A full sponsorship allows access everyday of the month. For those interested individuals or families that prefer a half sponsorship; they will have about 15 days access to their horse each month. Both of these plans are very popular depending on your needs and how much time the sponsor would like to have with the horse! Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a horse or if you would like to come out to see the horses available.
If you would like to help us continue our work, please send your tax-deductible donations made out to FRIENDS in the form of check or money order to:
1840 NE 65th Court
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308
(mailing address only; this is not the ranch location)
or you can donate online by clicking on our secure online donation link.
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It is SAFE, SECURE and EASY! Thank you so very much from all of us here at F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
**A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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1840 NE 65th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(Mailing address only; Please note that this is not the ranch location. Thank you!)
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Florida Research Institute Equine Nurturing Devel Safety
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