Lifesaving Hay Donation Drive

July 17, 2017 - The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) today announced its Lifesaving Hay Donation Drive. The cost to replenish quality hay supplies to feed rescue horses is the single highest expense
for WFLF's lifesaving equine rescue and sanctuary program. On average we purchase 250-265 (100 lb) bales of hay for delivery to feed our family of rescue equines, at an average cost of $3500 every few weeks.

Having crucial hay supplies on hand at all times is what makes it possible to carry out our lifesaving work.  Each and every donation no matter the size, makes a difference - no matter the amount, whether it's a $1 or $100.

WFLF is calling on its supporters to help spread the word and chip in to help feed horses and burros saved from roundups and slaughter today!


Supporters can also help by sharing links to WFLF's lifesaving hay donation drive with their friends and family!

Learn more:
http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/lifesavinghay.html

WILD HORSE AND BURRO ALERT!

JULY 7, 2017, Los Angeles, CA - WILD HORSE AND BURRO ALERT!

45,000+ Wild Horses and Burros Lives at Stake

BLM 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET CALLS FOR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD ALLOW THE
BLM TO SHOOT & KILL WILD HORSES AND BURROS AND ALSO ALLOW THEM TO SELL WILD HORSES AND BURROS FOR SLAUGHTER

The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) and SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES strongly opposes any budget provision that would allow the killing of wild horses and burros, and opposes the removal of the protective language which currently restricts the sale of wild horses and burros by the BLM for slaughter.

BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS by The United States, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) call for approval of proposed provisions that if passed would allow the BLM to exterminate America's wild horses and burros and allow the BLM to sell wild horses and burros for slaughter.

TAKE ACTION:
STAND WITH US TO RAISE AWARENESS. HELP MAKE A WIN FOR THE HORSES & STOP THE KILLING, THE ROUNDUPS AND THE SLAUGHTER

BACKGROUND:
In September of 2016, when public outcry against the recommended killing of 45,000 wild American horses and burros reached mainstream level it caught the attention of some of the most powerful mainstream media outlets. The combination of these factors brought increased exposure to the systemic mistreatment and reckless mismanagement of the wild horses and our public lands. This in turn caused a detrimental backlash of criticism against the government and the BLM.

A flurry of subsequent news reports based on statements by BLM spokespersons then headlined a false positive result for America’s horses which effectively left the public in the dark. For example, reportedly,  “BLM spokesperson, Tom Gorey, said that the agency will continue its current policy of caring for unadopted or unsold wild horses and burros and will not sell or send any animals to slaughter."

WFLF Saving America's Horses' educational alerts inform the public about the facts. As revealed in the SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES documentary film, the BLM has been and continues to be a very powerful proponent of slaughter.

We applaud the many U.S. Representatives in the Senate and the House who continue to support the needed protections for America’s wild horse and burro population. We especially give thanks to Lisa Murkowski, Tom Udall and Dianne Feinstein for their hard work and support in protecting America’s horses from slaughter.

WFLF has produced a series of EDUCATIONAL ALERTS with FACTS THAT REFUTE BLM's MYTHS.  We urge the public not to be duped by the clever and misleading BLM propaganda. Selling the animals ‘without limitation’ or under sale authority effectively strips their protection from abuse and slaughter.

Horses and burros are living symbols of the historic spirit of the West. They contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people. However they are sadly disappearing from the American scene and must be protected.

In May of 2017 the BLM released their 2018 Budget proposing provisions that would strip protections and effectively allow the BLM to shoot & kill wild horses and burros and sell wild horses and burros for slaughter. But by raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of keeping these protections in place, we can win for the horses.  America's wild horses and burros need support now more than ever.  Together, we are their voice and they need to be heard.

WIN FOR THE HORSES! TAKE ACTION! 
Stand With Us - Raise Awareness
Be Informed - Watch the Educational VIDEO ALERTS
Follow us, Like and Share on Facebook 



LEARN MORE:
www.WildforLifeFoundation.org
www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

For the Love of Horses, and Burros - T-shirts

Back by popular demand for a limited time only! Now you can help save, protect and
preserve wild and domestic equines when you buy a Saving America's Horses Tee! 

Check out these gorgeous Tees for Horses from FLOAT, and help support rescue, rehabilitation, education and sanctuary for wild and domestic horses and burros in need. 
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Available in multiple styles, colors and sizes, but hurry, this offer ends June 11th 

We at are proud to once again join together with FLOAT (For the Love of All Things) who is creating awareness and funding for the world's best non-profit organizations that are working to protect the planet and its inhabitants. 

At Wild For Life Foundation and Saving America's Horses we are dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving abused, neglected, displaced and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and raising compassion and improving the standards of protection for America’s equine populations as a whole. 


Pick up some t-shirts today and spread the word! 
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Limited time offer - ends June 11th, 2017

Lifetime Equine Refuge - Saving America's Horses Winter Storm Update

March 31, 2017, Riverside, CA –  Lifetime Equine Refuge - Saving America's Horses Winter Storm Update 
After a nearly seven-year drought, the weather pendulum turned the other direction this winter season with unrelenting torrential rains unleashed from the tropics pounding WFLF’s Anza-Borrego, California facilities with a series of extreme winter storms. By Jan 27, 2017 the season Anza’s rain total had already exceeded 12.5” followed by potentially the biggest storm in 12 years which crashed into Southern California in February bringing heavy rain, high winds, and mud slides prompting evacuations, blocking roads, downing trees and knocking out power.  “The biggest storm in February hit us with over 8 inches of rain in less than 48 hours,” said WFLF vice president Jay Coskie. Winds whipped across Southern California with gusts of 50 mph to 80 mph and knocked down multiple power lines leaving more than 135,000 customers with no power. The extreme storms have prompted rescues and injuries from flooding and toppled trees. Authorities say hundreds of trees and power lines have been downed, according to the AP.

It’s been one heck of an extreme storm season for WFLF’s Lifetime Equine Refuge this winter. So big that our Anza-Borrego equine rescue facility had to close for several months due to extreme damage, power outages, washed out roads and access ways, as announced by the management team. Never fear, WFLF’s educational programming has resumed but as always, patience has been the key for the safety the equine residents through these trying times.

Safety is the first concern for WFLF’s family of equines, visitors and staff. Therefore WFLF management had requested for only specific operational staff comes to Lifetime Equine Refuge and that all tours to the facilities canceled until further notice. “Persistent heavy rains, flash flooding, high winds, mud slides and debris flows wreaked havoc on our operations which resulted in permanent damage to key sections of our facilities including layup, feed and training areas,” said director Katia Louise.  WFLF crews have been working around the clock fighting conditions and clearing debris and mud for months now.  "We have been chasing the needed repairs days and night. There is only so much we can do," Louise added.

“Those of us in remote areas have had to make due on our own. There were even many times when members of operational staff could not get to us.” Local roads and the access roads within WFLF’s facilities were washed out completely. Whole sections of WFLF’s facility were cut off – one side from the other.  “Conditions were such that we hand shoveled mud in the pouring rain oftentimes through the night, hand filling in washed out flood ways with rocks, firewood and whatever we could get our hands on so that we could maintain access for continued provision of care for our family of equines horses in the stable areas on the other side of the ranch.”
Life-threatening flooding walloped Southern California – RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – PHOTO: Massive water flow on a driveway bridge. Image via Kevin C. Related: Man's Body Found In Rainbow Creek Near Temecula; Recovery Efforts Resume For Reportedly Missing Child. Multiple rounds of heavy rain and mountain snow have slammed into California – Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

“Numerous National Weather Service warnings came one after the other with sudden on slots of high wind gusts of up to 80 mph, thunderstorms, snow, torrential rains and flooding our facility where the grounds were already saturated just below the side of steep slopes where canyons runoffs create a perfect recipe for mudslides," WFLF vice president Jay Coskie said. The National Weather Service urged residents to take immediate precautions to protect themselves and their property. “These heavy rainfalls have had a hard time absorbing into the soil and with each passing storm we’ve experienced mounting incidents of flooding, mudslides and debris flow,” added director, Katia Louise. The waves of torrential rain on the steep mountain slope which continue straight up from our facility have caused continued wash outs with surface and debris flow which have inundated the low-water crossings and river gulches created by the pockets of dangerous, swift-water stretches." Mountains and foothills in particular get dumped on as confirmed by Kathy Hoxsie, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Mountains are all oriented perfectly to help squeeze out, very effectively, the moisture."

Multiple natural slides made travel extremely dangerous during the storms, if not impossible, over the mountain roads and hampered the efforts of road crews. Hazardous flooding and mud issues and slides have affected the entire state. Meteorologists reports have confirmed the record siege of storms have virtually wiped out the long-term drought conditions across California. "This facility will never be the same," said director Katia Louise.

"We are pleased to report that all the horses fared through the ordeal without any injuries, but we are not out of the dark and need support in covering losses and costs for damages resulting from these relentless winter storms." The good news is that we are now able to safely relocate remainder our equines residents as needed, but financial support is needed to help pay for transport costs. Nearly three months have been lost and the need for urgent funds is more crucial than ever. 

Wild For Life Foundation is a 501 (c)3 organization that can offer tax deductions for your financial support. We rely 100% on donor support to provide the many services to America's horses and burros. From donations of hay, equipment, to general operational funds, the contributions of our donors are essential to sustain our successful work. Our budget is small and well managed. We streamline our expenses and focus on making equine care our top priority. Our all volunteer board and management team keep us providing some of the best equine rescue, sanctuary and educational programming in the U.S.

Donations can be made in any amount and are greatly appreciated.
Click to Donate online
Or Give by Mail:
Wild For Life
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

Federal ID No: 26-3052458
www.WildForLifeFoundation.org

Circle the Wagons to help WFLF Save and Protect America's Rescue Horses and Burros

EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION:

Jan 31, 201, Riverside, CA - The severe and relentless rains and flooding of these past few weeks in Southern California have put Wild For Life Foundation’s Family of America’s Rescue Horses and Burros in Dire Need of Your Help.

A series of winter storms slammed our equine rescue facilities with torrential rain, flooding, and mud barreling through, washing out internal rescue access ways and leaving our the grounds saturated with ditches over 6' deep and up to 6' wide at the home of the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), and peaceful harbor rescue and sanctuary for over 75 horses and burros. 

Our all volunteer rescue team members have been digging trenches through mud and debris for days to drain pooling water, from the most recent onslaught of intense sustained, pouring rain, coupled with hail and snow which has left us crippled and in need of urgent disaster relief. 

The washed out roads have made the delivery of hay and feed very difficult. Our facilities have been hit hard with extensive storm damage. Urgent financial support is needed to clean up and get back to regular business.  



In just nine years, the Wild For Life Foundation has built a solid reputation based on integrity and compassion with its extraordinary work in advocacy and hands-on care for animals in desperate need of help. The successful WFLF rescue and sanctuary program specializes in the lifesaving and rehabilitation of wild and domestic equines and provides a safe home and haven, for animals in need.


The Wild for Life Foundation counts on your care and compassion to help us to protect and be there for our equine family, our needs are immediate —PLEASE give today. Donations can be made online, by mail or by wire transfer.

Contact:
Wild For Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508
Phone: 310.439.9817


Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a federally registered grassroots volunteer based nonprofit charity established for the prevention of cruelty to animals with a focus on animal welfare and the protection of wildlife. Among our greatest concerns are imperiled wild horses and burros, abused, neglected and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and inadequate standards of protection for America’s equine population as a whole. We vigorously work to save, protect and preserve abused, neglected, displaced and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and educate to raise compassion and improve the standards of protection for America’s equine populations as a whole. Federal ID No. 26-3052458

Mustangs run free after narrowly escaping slaughter

This is a group of Mustang arrivals to Wild For Life Foundation's Lifetime equine Refuge sanctuary program - WFLF MMRM circa 2014. These Mustangs, including three pregnant mares had lost their safe and peaceful home in NM when their former rescue/ sanctuary org lost its gratis lease, and had no other means to save them. If not saved through the WFLF MMRM, approximately 150 horses, whose lives were in imminent danger, would have shipped to slaughter.

This was their first time to run free after being rescued out of a feedlot and narrowly escaping slaughter. Three healthy baby foals (two fillies and a colt) were born within a couple weeks of their arrival to California at one of WFLF's wild horse sanctuary facilities. They have since grown into healthy happy youngsters.

Some of these Mustangs had been featured in Wild For Life Foundation's international award winning documentary film, Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed which was released bi-coastally to theaters in 2012.

Approximately 100 members of the herd were transported out of NM and placed in sanctuary homes in several other states.
The last few remaining herd members were accepted into WFLF's family of rescued wild horses. 


Learn more: http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/wflfmonero.html

Help Horses and Burros in Need with a Year End Gift to Wild For Life Foundation

There's only a few days left to make a year-end gift to the Wild For Life Foundation. Please, give hope to horses in 2017. Together, we can make it the most successful year yet in our fight to prevent the suffering and spare the lives of victimized wild and domestic equines.  But we need your help to make this happen.
And when you give to the Wild For Life Foundation, you can be assured that your gift will be used to make the greatest possible impact.
The Wild For Life Foundation is recognized and honored as GuideStar Exchange Platinum level recipient, demonstrating the Wild For Life Foundation’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability as recognized by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information.
There has never been a better time to give hope to horses with your donation to the Wild For Life Foundation. Help us start the New Year strong and keep our change-driving and lifesaving momentum at maximum intensity.

No amount is too small. Donate today
  • $25     Will help feed orphaned foals and hungry rescue horses
  • $100   Will help pay for needed vaccines
  • $500   Will help provide urgently needed veterinary medical care for rescue horses in need
  • $1000 Will pay for enough hay to feed 45 horses for a week
As we look forward to 2017, we extend our utmost gratitude to everyone who has supported our mission and our efforts to save, protect and preserve victimized horses and burros in need. We could not accomplish our work without your continued kind and generous support!
From all of your friends at the Wild For Life Foundation and Saving America’s Horses we wish you a happy New Year. 2017 will be a year of even more victories for animals, and we are indeed grateful to have you as our partner.
Please consider making a difference in the lives of these victimized animals today.   
Sincerely,
Katia Louise, Founder, President, Volunteer Executive Director
The Wild For Life Foundation



The Wild For Life Foundation is a federally registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity which relies 100% on donations. Our work is only made possible with the generous help from our community of supporters. We thank you for your commitment to our mission to save, protect and preserve America's horses. Contributions may be made payable to Wild for Life Foundation and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Federal ID No. 26-3052458  

To contribute by mail:
Wild for Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508