Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, Inc. aka F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE


Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, Inc. aka F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Inc.
19801 Sheridan Street
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332

Mailing Address:
1840 NE 65 Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


Phone: 954-492-0168

EIN: 59-2825751
Founded: 1987
Last Updated 2019-07-20

Public Charity


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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. mission and vision are to provide a permanent safe haven for all horses that are asymptomatic carriers of Equine Infectious Anemia within the state of Florida as well as to aide any horse in immediate need of assistance in Broward, Dade or Palm Beach County. Our goal is to prevent the needless destruction and slaughter of unwanted horses. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. provides a lifetime of sanctuary to every horse 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 these animals will never be in need of help again. 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 both their psychological and physical needs. We provide them with the best possible care and the loving interactions they so deserve. 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, 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 believe 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 interactive programs that benefit local families, organizations and horse owners, thereby positively impacting the entire community.


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

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

Our organization'operates programs involved with equine retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

99% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

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

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.

Volunteer Opportunities


Become A Member & Volunteer Up To Four Days A Week
Minimum Age: 13
If you sign up to become a member you may volunteer Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-6:00. Once you sign up, you will need to choose the Orientation & Safety Class that is best for you. We hold them on the 1st Saturday and the 3rd Sunday of every month at 1:00.

If you are a minor, your parent must come in with you on your first visit. Minimum age to be dropped off is 13 years old.

Regular daily chores include: dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding, feeding, mow grass, painting, maintenance and anything that comes up.

Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. Attire is casual, jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Please do not wear jewelry or clothes that are important to you as they may get lost or stained. We still need volunteers when it is hot, cold or rainy.

You may want to have sunscreen, bug repellent, rubber boots, a raincoat and work gloves. However, none of these items are required.

Please bring a small cooler with your own drinks and snacks as we do not have a refrigerator or vending machines. We look forward to seeing you at the ranch!

Horse Lover Volunteer Opportunities
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary needs volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please sign up prior to attending.
If you are a minor, your parent must come in with you on your first visit to sign the releases and waivers. Minimum age to be dropped off is 13 years old. However, if you are under 13 years old you may volunteer if your parent stays out there while you volunteer.

Regular daily chores include: dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding, feeding, mowing grass, painting, maintenance and anything that is needed.

Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. Attire is casual, jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Please do not wear jewelry or clothes that are important to you as they may get lost or stained. We still need volunteers when it is hot, cold or rainy.

You may want to have sunscreen, bug repellent, rubber boots, a raincoat and work gloves. However, none of these items are required.

Please bring a small cooler with your own drinks and snacks as we do not have a refrigerator or vending machines. We look forward to seeing you at the ranch!


Wish List Items


Account Payments
Payment on our Feed Bill at Finish Line Feed Dania Florida
Payment on our Vet Bill at J.W. Hilton, DVM,P.A. Cooper City Florida

Maintenance
Gift Cards to Home Depot
Gift Cards to Lowe's
10 Large Metal Garbage Cans
Cases of Husky Contractor Clean Up Garbage Bags
200 Tarter Red 12 by 12 Extra Heavy Duty Panels
Self Propelled Lawn Mower
A Riding Mower
Generator 6500-8000
Trees
Used Asphalt to Pave our Road
Stall Fans Please Call for info
Clean White Sand
Weed Wacker
Shovels
Rakes
Hard Bristle Push Brooms
A New Kabota
A New Agri Supply Manure Spreader

Volunteer Supplies
Cases of Gatorade
Cases of Water

Horse Supplies
4 Gallons of Red Cell per month
Large Containers of Weight Gain
3 Jars of One AC Per month
6 Cans of Wound Kote
Cases of Horse & Pony Fly Spray Oil Based
50 Farnam Ivercare Paste Wormers every 7 weeks
10 Gallon Bottles of UNSCENTED Clorox Bleach
Shampoo and Conditioner
Large Buckets of Electrolytes
Triple Crown Equine Senior
Boxes of Elasticon
Vet Wrap in Various Colors

Office Supplies
Cases of No Jam Copy Paper 8 1/2 by 11
Ink Cartridges HP 952 XL Black
Ink Cartridges HP 952 XL Colors Magenta Cyan Yellow
Number 10 Envelopes Peel and Seal
Free or Low Cost Printing
Postage Stamps



*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019


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