THEY SAVED ME.  NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
Experience the joy and satisfaction that comes from saving a magnificent animal destined for almost certain death or starvation.  Become a part of the solution by donating, volunteering, or sponsoring one of these amazing creatures.  They’ll give you far more than they’ll ever ask.
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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.

We are verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and have received operational and project grants from the ASPCA, Equus, After the Finish Line, and other national and local organizations.

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Become a Donor
Your contribution or sponsorship will make a significant difference.  Find out how.
Sponsor A Horse
You don’t need a big wallet to help.  Learn about our monthly sponsorship programs.
Adopt A Horse
Horse adoption is a true act of love, respect, and commitment.  Learn how adoption can change your life and a horse’s life.
Remarkable Flow Through
94% of every dollar that you give flows straight through to helping our horses.  Your money will be responsibly utilized.
Become a Volunteer
Saving horses requires a lot of work.  Learn how you can make a difference for a horse in need.
Hear From Our Stakeholders
Learn what our donors, volunteers, and adoptive parents say about what we do.

Saving horses is our mission

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

RESCUE

Our horses find their way to us in many different ways.  Often owners that can no longer care for their horses understand that finding a better life for their horse is their greatest gift of compassion.  Other times local authorities become aware of gross neglect and abuse and ask us to bring a horse(s) into our program.  Either way the journey to a better life begins with our intervention.

REHABILITATION

More often than not the horses that find their way to our facility are malnourished and generally debilitated.  The first stage of their rehabilitation is a comprehensive assessment by our Veterinarians.  A individual rehabilitation plan is then created and our staff aggressively implements that program.  Food and love solve many problems but sometimes medications and therapy are indicated.

TRAINING

A large percentage of our horses have been abandoned and have forgotten many of the skills necessary to be a good companion.  Not all horses are candidates for active lifestyles but our staff works with those that are to ready them for productive lives.  During this retraining our staff spends many hours working towards making any of our horses perfect lifelong companions.

ADOPTION

Finding the right horse for the right home is often difficult work.  Our experience has taught us to dig deeply into the environment that the horse will be living in.  Not fully understanding the dynamics between the horse and the new owner can result in a bad experience for both.  Our goal when assessing prospective new owners is to protect the horse and the owner.

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This Month’s Feature Horses
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FEATURED STORY

ONCE AGAIN THE UNIMAGINABLE HAPPENS
Eleven Horses and One Donkey Saved in One Day!

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MEET THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE US GREAT
Each month we recognize one of our Staff, Volunteers, Board, & Donors
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DON’T LET YOUR PRIDE KILL YOUR HORSE

None of us want to part with a friend that we love.  However, sometimes events make it impossible to care for that friend the way that we know that we should.  If your horse is ill or if you can no longer provide for your horses and your horses are becoming emaciated, it is time to take action.  Please call us.  If you see a situation with horses in distress, please call your local Sheriff or Animal Control Officer.

G I V E  T H E  G I F T  O F  S H E L T E R

Dedicate your gift to someone or something you love while providing a horse with safety and protection. When you give we will erect a plaque that recognizes that person or thing that means so much to you.

UPCOMING ERAF EVENTS

03 Jun '17
Volunteer Orientation June 3rd
  • ERAF Barn, Palm City, FL.
  • 06/03/2017
  • Saturday @ 10:00 am

If you would like to become an ERAF volunteer please be at our barn at 10am.

17 Jun '17
Volunteer Orientation June 17th
  • ERAF Barn, Palm City, FL.
  • 06/17/2017
  • Saturday @ 10:00 am
01 Jul '17
Volunteer Orientation July 1st
  • ERAF Barn, Palm City, FL.
  • 07/01/2017
  • Saturday @ 10:00 am
15 Jul '17
Volunteer Orientation July 15th
  • ERAF Barn, Palm City, FL.
  • 07/15/2017
  • Saturday @ 10:00 am

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