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Rescuing a horse is just the beginning
The stories are always tragic and heart wrenching. Horses that through no fault of their own find themselves with abusive owners. Starved to death, denied essential care, and left to starve and rot in fields. Others are put on slaughter trucks and savagely killed.
These beautiful animals need ERAF and ERAF needs YOU to continue their work. Become a volunteer, donate so that we can provide for these animals, or better yet adopt and provide a loving home to these beautiful creatures. You cannot purchase at any price the joy and satisfaction of becoming engaged.
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.
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.
SEE OUR HORSES
See the magnificent horses that are currently in our program. Each of these horses are available for you to visit and bond with. All of these horses deserve to be in a loving home just like yours.
URGENT CAUSES AND NEEDS
Saving horses isn’t for those with weak backs or no friends. The list of things that are required for us to perform our work is long and the costs are significant. The support of people just like you is critical for our work.
SEE AND HEAR OUR STORY
One of the best ways to understand what we do on a daily basis is to watch this powerful video that documents the rescue of 12 horses from a local farm. It will leave you with a real appreciation and understanding of what we do.
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
We operate our programs with very little funding. Without the many volunteers that come to our barn daily we simply could not operate. Please become a volunteer and experience the joy of saving horses.
“This holiday season give the gift of shelter”
Shelter. It’s a basic need for all living things. At ERAF, shelters are a necessity for providing our rescue horses a respite from the South Florida rain, wind, and sun. Our Shelter Dedication Program allows you to help provide that and so much more while also offering you a permanent remembrance of an animal or person that you love.
We can only help them if you help us
The costs associated with rescuing horses in enormous and we cannot and will not be able to continue without the support of people just like you. 92% of every dollar we receive goes directly to caring for our rescues.
Please help us provide our wonderful horses with the level of care and love that they so richly deserve.
Meet the team members that make ERAF work on a daily basis. The majority of these people donate their time for no other reason than their love of horses and the belief in ERAF’s mission.
SEE WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT US
While we believe that we do a wonderful job with few resources the opinion of others that have worked with us is our most important metric. Read what others have to say about ERAF.
THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT TEAM MEMBER
ERAF has so many heroes that make our work possible. We’d like to sing their collective praise each month but that isn’t possible. So each month we single out one team member that has made a meaningful contribution to ERAF and had a positive impact on our horses.
IF YOU NEED HELP FOR YOUR HORSE
Each of us can come across a difficult period in our lives. However, horse owners have a responsibility to properly care for their animals. If you need help contact us or if you see abuse report it to these agencies.