• Location
    Southwest Ranches, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

In honor of \\\"World Animal Day 2019\\\" we are inviting families to come out to meet and help the horses for two hours. Through this program we will introduce families to the love of animals. We can help families find something they are all interested in, where there are tasks for everyone and give them a peek into \\\"farm and ranch life\\\". Helping F.R.I.E.N.D.S. will not only teach families how to care for rescue horses and other farm animals, it will also teach families about the time it takes, the financial cost involved with horse ownership, and the responsibility and commitment it takes to own a animal that lives for 30+ years

Our Plan

2019 Family Day Oct 4 2019 FROM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AT F.R.I.E.ND.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary, 19801 Sheridan St, Southwest Ranches, FL 33332, USA As Broward County Florida\\\'s oldest and largest horse rescue & sanctuary, we know that families who play together stay together. Currently, we have 51 Equine, 48 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 1 hinny, 6 potbellied pigs, 2 farm pigs, 1 sheep, 6 goats and a cat. We welcome all ages to interact with animals and encourage families to help together. It is a great way to get back to nature, take in the fresh air and help make the difference in the lives of rescued animals. Regular daily chores include; dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding, feeding, mow grass, paint, maintenance and anything else that might come up. Attire is casual, jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. We need volunteers when it is hot, cold and raining. We look forward to seeing you at the ranch PLEASE SIGN UP AT: https://www.allforgood.org/projects/OkbbWMkz

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Peace & Safety
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    Pets & Companion Animals

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We ended up with more than 60 volunteers and everyone was very excited to interact with the horses.

Through this project I/we learned:

We taught the volunteers about how much work goes into having a horse, the cost, the commitment you would have to make to caring and paying for an animal that can live up to 30 years old and what happens to the horses when people to not stay committed.

What I/we might change:

We would add more time. With so many people there it takes time to answer all of questions, and to get them where they need to be to get started.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

The horses interacting with eveyone and their curiosity.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Don't forget to leave time for questions. The more people you have, the more questions there are.

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