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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. provides sanctuary to all horses accepted into our fold. We will accept any horse in immediate need of assistance in Broward County and surrounding areas. Also accepted, are all asymptomatic carriers of Equine Infectious Anemia(EIA) within the state of Florida. Our priority is to prevent the needless destruction of horses. 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 their needs; providing proper care and the loving interactions they 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 by providing researchers with simple 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 think their only option is euthanasia. It is our ethical obligation to surrounding communities that we will continue to give back to them in a worthwhile and enriching way by maintaining and enhancing our many programs that benefit local families, organizations, and horse owners thereby positively impacting the entire community.