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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation



Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation
P.O Box 1199
Palm City FL 34991
772-220-0150

Tax ID/EIN: 65-1037400
Year Founded: 2000
Last Updated 2017-08-03

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc. (ERAF) is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, re-education and adoption of abused, abandoned,neglected and slaughter-bound horses.

Horse-related programs:
We are devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, re-education and adoption of abused, abandoned, neglected and slaughter-bound horses. ERAF has rescued over a 180 horses and we have had over a 160 adoptions. This is all possible because of our wonderful core group of trained volunteers. We try to bring in natural horsemanship professionals at least once per month to make their services available to our volunteers. At its core, this enables both our horses and our volunteers to learn the ropes of basic horse care and training. The education and development of our volunteers empowers them to learn more and do more, thus causing a positive cycle of happy healthy relationships with both horses and humans alike.

Non-horse-related programs:
ERAF offers tremendous community service in attempting to educate the public by participating in Chambers of Commerce and speaking at service organizations such as Rotary, PEO, etc. ERAF also participates in local festivals and provides educational tours for organizations such as 4-H, Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; Big Brother-Big Sisters; Alzheimer's Support Groups and Home=Schooled children. Rozalyn is our therapy horse, and she has visited nursing homes and made guest appearances at community events. Just recently ERAF entertained the Treasure Coast Early Learning Academy with 22 kids and 4 adults learning about responsible breeding and feeding, where Rozalyn made an appearance. ERAF works with the pre-Vet program and the Baccalaureate program at local high schools. The message to these groups encourages responsible breeding and feeding programs. ERAF also has a featured page on its website, www.eraf.org, which is Community Hoof Prints, designed to assist horse owners in finding new homes for their horses. We also place horses through our Community Hoof Prints page on our website... without them ever having to step foot on the property!

We also have had two recent Eagle Scout Projects, one was a fencing and pasture project, and the other was a Shelter Project. We also work with the Court System and provide Community Service Projects for offenders which has been extremely rewarding to be a part of the success of this program.


Volunteer Opportunities


Barn Help
We have a need for Volunteers who can help with mucking stalls and pastures, cleaning water buckets and basic grooming.

Property Management
We have a need for Volunteers who can help with lawn and pasture mowing, gardening, basic repairs and equipment maintenance.

Wish List Items


Round Pen
We would like to have a round pen for use with our veterans and children's programs that we are setting up on our expanded property.

Equipment Needed
John Deere Gator to use when feeding. We currently feed in 10 separate pastures and are fencing in another 8 acres to use for pastures.

Supplies Needed
Paper towels, cleaning supplies and office supplies.

Feed Needed
Gift cards at Ranch Feed; Tribute feed; good quality orchard/alfalpha hay.