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                                                                                                            Equine Rescue

                   Rescued Horses                                                                           of animal shelter operations,
                   Are Jumping For Joy                                                                      sanctuaries and rescue
                                                                                                            centers and protecting large
                   	 The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF)                                       animals and wild animals.”
                   was awarded a $26,000 grant from the Albert Schweitzer                                   	 The Albert Schweitzer
                   Animal Welfare Fund. The horses and humans are                                           Animal Welfare Fund grant
                   jumping for joy, as seen in our photo.                                                   has provided funds for both a
                   	 The Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund is                                           tractor and the construction
                   dedicated to “enhancing the humaneness of and efficiency                                 of a composting station.
                                                                                                            	 With 40 horses on
                   Volunteer Chris Presti, age 12, a resident of Port St. Lucie,                            site at ERAF, handling
                   works with Logan, a 10-year-old hackney pony gelding,                                    literally tons of manure
                   available for adoption. He arrived at ERAF as a 3-week-old                               is an ongoing challenge.
                   colt with his mother, Paris. Both were rescued from an illegal                           “We use environmentally
                   slaughterhouse by Miami-Dade Sheriff’s Office. See more                                  sound practices as much
                   details at ERAF.org/adoptables. Photographer Melissa Muller.                             as possible,” stated Denise
                                                                                                            LeClair Robbins, board Residents of Harbour Ridge Country Club enjoyed playing in the benefit tournament.
                                                                                                            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.
                                                                                                            	 The Global Federation of
                                                                                                            Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)
                                                                                                            accredited the Equine
                                                                                                            Rescue and Adoption Center,
                                                                                                            a nonprofit organization, in Residents of Pipers Landing Country Club enjoyed playing on the spectacular course.
                                                                                                            2017. GFAS accreditation
                                                                                                            is a requirement to receive funding from the prestigious

                   Denise LeClair Robbins, ERAF Board president, with                                       Bruce Scott and Andrew Paton  Carrie Cirillo, Jo Sokolowski, Kathy Allogia and Cathy Mills
                   Fernando Martinez and artist Megan James of Atlantic Fine                                                              Equine Rescue on page 7
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