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                                                                Equine Rescue

Rescued Horses Are Jumping                                      	 The Albert Schweitzer
For Joy
                                                                Animal Welfare Fund is
	 The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF)
was awarded a $26,000 grant from the Albert Schweitzer          dedicated to “enhancing
Animal Welfare Fund. The horses and humans are
jumping for joy, as seen in our photo.                          the humaneness of and

Volunteer Chris Presti, age 12, a resident of Port St. Lucie,   efficiency of animal shelter
works with Logan, a 10-year-old hackney pony gelding,
available for adoption. He arrived at ERAF as a 3-week-old      operations, sanctuaries
colt with his mother, Paris. Both were rescued from an illegal
slaughterhouse by Miami-Dade Sheriff’s Office. See more         and rescue centers and
details at ERAF.org/adoptables. Photographer Melissa Muller.
                                                                protecting large animals
Denise LeClair Robbins, ERAF Board president, with
Fernando Martinez and artist Megan James of Atlantic Fine       and wild animals.”
Art in Harbourside Place, Jupiter
                                                                	 The Albert Schweitzer

                                                                Animal Welfare Fund grant

                                                                has provided funds for both a

                                                                tractor and the construction

                                                                of a composting station.

                                                                	 With 40 horses on

                                                                site at ERAF, handling

                                                                literally tons of manure Residents of Harbour Ridge Country Club enjoyed playing in the benefit tournament.

                                                                is an ongoing challenge.

                                                                “We use environmentally

                                                                sound practices as much

                                                                as possible,” stated Denise

                                                                LeClair Robbins, board

                                                                president. This requires

                                                                extensive composting and

                                                                recycling of the manure

                                                                rather than having it all

                                                                continuously hauled for

                                                                disposal.

                                                                	 When the construction

                                                                project is completed, manure

                                                                will be delivered by tractor

                                                                to the composting station

                                                                and when composted, will

                                                                be used as a natural fertilizer

                                                                for pastures.                    Residents of Pipers Landing Country Club enjoyed playing on the spectacular course.

                                                                	 The Global Federation of

                                                                Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)

                                                                accredited the Equine

                                                                Rescue and Adoption Center,

                                                                a nonprofit organization, in

                                                                2017. GFAS accreditation

                                                                is a requirement to receive

                                                                funding from the prestigious

                                                                Albert Schweitzer Animal

                                                                Welfare Fund.

                                                                	 Accreditation signifies

                                                                that adherence to standards

                                                                addressing the sustainability Barbara Alesi with Judy

                                                                of the organization, ethical Combs

                                                                principles, finances,

                                                                staffing, education outreach, security and safety and

                                                                other operational aspects meets their stringent standards Carrie Cirillo, Jo Sokolowski, Kathy Allogia and Cathy Mills

                                                                as well as being tax exempt with 92 cents of every dollar

                                                                received going directly to equine care.                    Equine Rescue on page 9

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