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Mission Statement

Our mission and vision is 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 for any horse in immediate need of assistance in Broward County thus preventing their needless destruction.


F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that was estblished in 1987. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. offers various programs to the commuity in an effort to welcome everyone to the world of horses and volunteerism. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.,Inc. rescues EIA (Equine infectious Anemia) positive horses, which would otherwise be destroyed. We are a quarantine facility with 40+ horses. Our facility works with Vets, Major Companies and Colleges hoping to create a cure or vaccine for EIA. All of our funds go to the direct benefit of the horses. Our ranch provides an alternative to euthanasia for the horses and an opportunity for our members to enjoy the companionship of a horse, which is otherwise to expensive for many people. We have numerous functions where the whole family can participate.




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Would you recommend The Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing,Development & Safety, Inc.?

by Valeria V. (July 20, 2012)
I really enjoyed it! The horses and staff are great! I try to go as much as possible! I recomend you bring a lunchbox with bottled water and some fruits for lunch. :)
by Tracy S. (March 10, 2010)
This is a wonderful organization that provides a loving, clean and healthy environment for these beautiful horses and a couple of goats too =). Debbie and her staff are such friendly people who are so very dedicated to the well-being of the horses that come to F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
by Courtnee P. (February 12, 2010)
This is a wonderful organization fully commited to helping these beautiful animals. They keep their living areas very clean and don't cut corners! You know that the horses always come first.
by Michelle M. from Plantation, FL (Administrator for this Organization) (February 6, 2010)
The FRIENDS ranch is a wonderful place to do some good old fashioned hard work for a great cause! Seeing the animals is a pleasure and a lot of people all helping out to maintain the ranch for these beautiful animals makes for a great team effort. Many people that come out to volunteer decide they want to participate in the sponsor-a-horse program which is a great way to have and care for a horse of your own. They also have a MERIT program to reward the generosity of the volunteers and to recognize their hard work! Community involvement is evident at this fun and peaceful place to give back and help maintain a haven for the rescued horses. I would recommend others to go to the ranch and volunteer your hours! Very enjoyable !
by Debbie B. from FL (Administrator for this Organization) (March 27, 2009)
The work can be hard but the horses are beautiful and it is worth it to help them out. This horse rescue needs a lot of help so i would recommend it to people that love animals and aren't afraid of a little hard work! the other volunteers are really nice and the staff pitches in to help too. Be sure to bring clothes and shoes that can get dirty and bring snack and beverage.