WELCOME TO ERAF
The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation
Our Featured Horses
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They come to us broken. They come to us abused. They come to us ill and hopeless.
But with our hard work, your generosity, and a loving new home they can once again be healthy horses that are filled with life and promise.
Our work is often filled with unspeakable sadness as an inexhaustible stream of trailers head through our gates filled with once upon a time majestic horses that have been abused, starved nearly to death, and left like unwanted refuge in fields to rot in our surrounding communities. Each comes with his or her own sad story and often we rescue them when they are literally at death’s door. The task of bringing them back from this sad state is not for the weak or faint of heart.
These things sadden us. But then comes that amazing part of our work. We invest large amounts of our time and money rehabilitating each horse that finds its way to our property. We provide them with the medicine, nutrition, training, and love that brings them back to a full and productive life. This takes vast amounts of time and money.
Then the miracle happens. Suddenly the perfect owner finds our horse and welcomes it into their life. Then every drop of sweat and every dollar spent is worth it. This is nothing more joyous than watching that horse get a second chance at life.
The horse you see above was once a horse with a very bleak future. Fortunately for him he found his forever home and quickly bonded with his new owner. Today that horse is full of life and promise and not only thriving but exceeding everyone’s expectations.
This wonderful story is made possible by our dedicated staff, tireless volunteers, skilled medical professionals, and our business partners. All of that is fueled by you. Without your generosity much of what we do would be impossible and these happy endings would never have occurred. We promise to do our part if you’re willing to give us a little help.
WHAT IS ERAF
ERAF is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, abandoned, neglected, and slaughter-bound horses in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We received this status in 2000.
ERAF has earned accreditation from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries which insures that our horses are cared for at the highest standards. This award is only awarded to “Best Practice” organizations.
OUR APPROACH TO HORSE RESCUE
Read about how we approach rescuing horses. These processes are not quick, easy, or inexpensive but they are each critical elements in saving a horse and finding the perfect home for them.