F.R.I.E.N.D.S. provides sanctuary to all horses we accept. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. does not buy, sell, trade or give away horses. Instead, we offer them a lifetime of sanctuary so they will never be in need of help again. We accept all asymptomatic carriers of Equine Infectious Anemia(EIA) within the state of Florida. We also accept any horse in immediate need of assistance in Broward County and our surrounding areas. Our priority is to prevent the needless destruction of horses. Our primary financial goal is to acquire sustainable funding to provide these noble animals with the dignity of allowing them to live out their lives while meeting their needs; provide them with proper care and the loving interactions they deserve, and to care for both their physical and psychological needs. Our moral position is to advocate and participate in ongoing research to find a cure, vaccine or aide in creating a more accurate test for EIA. We offer aide by providing researchers with test tubes of blood samples drawn by a licensed veterinarian for their work. It is also our intention to factually educate the public regarding EIA thus allowing us to dispel the myths and misconceptions that lead owners to think their only option is euthanasia. It is our ethical obligation to surrounding communities that we continue to give back to them in a worthwhile and enriching way by maintaining and enhancing our many programs that benefit local families, organizations and horse owners thereby positively impacting the entire community.
If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member, please go to http://www.eiaHORSES.org and sign up. Once you have done that, please sign up for the next Orientation & Safety Class that is best for you. The class is one hour and everyone is required to take the class prior to volunteering.
If you are interested in our sponsor a horse program, please call Stephanie at (954) 260-0092 to set up an appointment.
The F.R.I.E.N.D.S facility is located at: 19801 Sheridan Street, Southwest Ranches, Florida 33332 Our hours of operation are Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. from 12:30-5:30 pm.
The mailing address for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is: 1840 NE 65 Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308