Forest water, the circle of life and one little filly named Amadahy

One peaceful summer day in 2014, a little wild Spanish Apricot foal, with a crescent star on her forehead, and four wobbly legs rearing to run, was born within days of her mother’s arrival to Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF’s) wild horse sanctuary.  The skies were clear and full of promise for this little filly and her mother whose lives were saved from the brink of death.  Little did Amadahy know how closely her mother and family had come to narrowly escaping slaughter.   They had lost their freedom and their homes in the midst of conflict and turmoil, and had been evacuated out of the feed lots of New Mexico.

Amadahy and her mother were part of a fifty head band of Spanish Mustangs that was welcomed into WFLF’s wild horse conservation and nature program last year. These horses were originally part of the ‘Monero Mustangs’, a sanctuary which formerly operated in New Mexico. Many of these horses had first lost their freedom and their families when they were chased down by BLM helicopters and forest service rangers.  After living peacefully for several years under the 'Monero Mustang' program, through no fault of their own, all one hundred and fifty of these Mustangs lost their free grazing sanctuary home in New Mexico and within a few months the entire herd was in grave danger of going to slaughter. However, with the kind and generous support of people like you, we were able to save them all through Wild For Life Foundation’sWFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue and Recovery Mission’, a program under WFLF's main Wild Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission.

Amadahy and several of the other of these wild Spanish Mustangs have become permanent members of WFLF ’s wild horse sanctuary program. She is featured on the front of our limited edition HOPE Tees for Horses charity T-shirts which are available in long and short sleeve. Click here to buy a Tee today!

Inspired by the Cherokee name meaning "forest water," Amadahy’s sweet spirit reflects the purest of nature, the circle of life and all that which life depends; water and air.  We at the Wild For Life Foundation invite you to join us in showing respect for nature, forests, water and the future. We are all connected and we must learn to live in harmony.Their future is our future.  

With wild mustang herds across the west vanishing, the importance of saving, protecting and preserving them, and providing the public the opportunity to view and experience wild mustangs in a natural environment is essential to the history and the future of both people and this majestic species.

In addition to assuring a second chance at life for these victimized horses, through the final phase of WFLF's
Monero Rescue and Recovery Mission, many of these horses will soon be able to live life where they can roam freely again on wide open pastures in Northern California.  With your meaningful assistance WFLF is  raising the needed funds to pay for fuel/ transport and to supply quality hay and vet care for these horses through this crucial time of transition. Time is of the essence to get them safely transported before the hot summer months kick in. Please share our story with your friends and help us complete this wonderful circle of life rescue mission.

Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a 501c3 charity, provides urgent care, rehabilitation and safe housing and natural habitat environments for animals who have been victims of cruelty, starvation and displacement. WFLF’s wild horse rescue, recovery and sanctuary program saves, protects and preserves America’s majestic and rare wild horses for future generations.

100% of the proceeds from every HOPE Tees for Horses T-shirt sold goes to the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) charity and will directly help horses in most urgent need. Each and every donation is paramount to keeping these and other wild horses safe and healthy, whether it’s a $5 or $100. It takes all of us to make a difference in the lives of the horses we all share our love for. Please share to help and give what you can.  Give to support WFLF’s Wild Horse Rescue and Recovery program: Donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Federal ID No. 26-3052458

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Recently rescued wild horses soon to roam freely again

Great news!  We are thrilled to announce our final phase in the momentous WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue and Recovery Mission. Over 150 wild horses that had previously lost everything and had become in grave risk of slaughter, were rescued by the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) in 2014, and those that were not adoptable were welcomed into WFLF’s wild horse recovery center where they began arriving last summer. We are thrilled to announce that a number of these horses will soon be ready to leave WFLF's transitional recovery center in Southern California for new beginnings.

WFLF founded the WFLF Monero Rescue & Recovery Mission to save the lives of these majestic wild
horses and has since continued to provide for the ongoing feed, care and housing for over 50 of them, including incoming foals, pregnant and nursing mares and others with special medical needs.  The final leg of this special mission opens the door so that the legacy of the Monero-Mustangs can live on. In addition to assuring a second chance at life for these victimized horses, through this final phase, these horses will soon be able to live life where they can roam freely, and experience peace in a safe haven environment.  

But funds are urgently needed to pay costs for fuel/ transport and to supply quality hay and vet care through this crucial time of transition. Time is of the essence to get them safely transported before the hot summer months kick in.

Your assistance is needed to help us raise needed funds to make this opportunity a reality for this special group of Mustangs.  Will you help us assure a bright future for these wild horses that have previously suffered and lost so much? We are doing our best to secure these funds in a time when there is little to share. We are relying on $5, 10 and $20 donations from good, caring, horse loving people that want to see America's wild horses have a fighting chance against those that have been killing them and relentlessly exploited them, and driving them to near extinction.  Please help us now. Your tax deductible donation to the Wild For Life Foundation will help pay for their needed transport and lifesaving provisions so that we can successfully carry out and complete this monumental rescue mission. Will you help us meet this challenge by making a donation today? Will you also share this and ask your friends to match your donation? We truly cannot do this without you. Please stand by us now. Use the link below to make a donation now. Thank you!
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Or to donate by mail, please send a check or money order to:
Wild For Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

We are truly grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and with your continued support these horses will soon be able to embark on this next momentous leg of their very special journey and begin their new lives on open pastures in Northern California. Please consider making a meaningful donation to help us carry out this important mission.  Wild for Life Foundation is an all volunteer nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines. Your gift is tax deductible and will be directly utilized to help these horses.

With gratitude,
Katia Louise, President
The Wild For Life Foundation

New horse slaughter legislation Introduced in the U.S.

Take action to help end U.S. horse slaughter once and for all.
May 10, 2015
The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act was just reintroduced in the House by Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) and in the Senate by Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]. If passed by both the House and the Senate this bill would prohibit the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption, as well as the export of live horses for the same purpose.

Take action to help end the possibility of U.S. horse slaughter by sending an automated letter of support to Rep. Frank C Guinta. [R-NH-1]. With your support both people and horses would be protected by this new legislation.

Watch and share this PSA’s from WFLF-SAH, ""Health Alert: Toxic substances and the Human food chain"".

BACKGROUND
In the absence of federal protection, over 100,000 American wild and domestic horses and burros are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year. What most people don't realize is that 92% of the horses sent to slaughter are sound, young and healthy. These are among America’s finest and brightest horses; champion show horses, Thoroughbred racehorses, summer camp ponies and even wild horses taken from their native lands, but the resounding evidence of cruelty to equines inside the U.S. once they are designated as food animals is chilling. And, America’s horses are treated with many substances known to be toxic to humans; substances that can be lethal when ingested by humans, and many of which have been banned from the human food chain in most countries.  All this, and yet horse slaughter proponents are continuing to push for the reopening of horse slaughter plants in the U.S.
Now more than ever, we need to build support and momentum to save the horses and end this cruelty.
Stand and be heard - Stand united for the horses.


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When calls and requests come in to help desperate animals in need, we cry every time we have to say no.

At WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge, we want to save and help as many animals as possible, but sometimes tough choices must be made.  As a non-profit charity operating in today’s uncertain economy, we value every individual gift that allows us to continue our lifesaving community services to horses in need.

We have stepped up during very troubled times and we are doing our best to secure ongoing funds in a time when there is little to share.  Although we have successfully saved and helped numerous horses from across the country, we realize that not all animals can be saved.  And during these uncertain times it is a leap of faith to say 'yes'.  
 

We are committed to doing the utmost for all the animals served through our lifesaving mission, from feeding starved and homeless horses to rescuing and providing for the essential needs of those who have come through our doors. 
 

For these incoming cruelty victims that have already suffered and lost so much, their rescue is just the beginning of a long and dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life possible for them. Click to make a difference

Just over the last eighteen months we have rescued and provided emergency and ongoing care for more than 200 imperiled, neglected, starved and homeless wild horses.  While we were indeed successful in saving and permanently re-homing over one hundred and twenty five of these horses, not all of them were adoptable.  
 

We took that leap of faith when over 75 horses from the devastating Navajo roundups and the Monero's imperiled wild Spanish Mustangs had nowhere else to go.  With your past and pledged support, we promised them that they would be reunited with their family bands, and that their fate would not be to end up in auction yards around the country or on dinner plates abroad.

Today we are sincerely and humbly asking for your help. Funds are urgently needed to pay costly hay and vet bills for horses in need. Please help us now. We truly cannot do this lifesaving without you. Will you help us by making a donation? Will you also share this and ask your friends to match your donation? Wild For Life Foundation cannot do this alone. Please stand by us now. Click here to make a donation today. Thank you


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Say NO to Roundups and Slaughter with HOPE Tees for Horses

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Call to Action T-shirts Put America's Horses Front and Center

Lake Mathews, California, April 3, 2015 - The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) today announced the launch of its all new limited edition 'HOPE Tees for Horses' fundraiser t-shirts with a powerful message. The artful t-shirts combine the majesty and beauty of America's most historic icon together a call-to-action for their protection from cruel roundups and slaughter. The WFLF stepped up its creative efforts to raise awareness and funds to aid victimized horses in 2015 following a record breaking year of wild horse rescue and recovery through its lifesaving Mission.  Proceeds from the Saving America's Horses ‘HOPE Tees for Horses’ project work to instantly provide lifesaving rescue, urgently needed quality care, nutritious food, transport and safe housing for needy roundup and cruelty victims.

In honor of wild and domestic horses every where, this month's custom design features the stunning and legendary wild American Mustang stallion, Katzman. He is one of the 45 rare and nearly extinct Spanish Mustangs that was saved under WFLF's Monero Rescue Mission after they lost their Native range-land home and narrowly escaped slaughter.


WFLF first launched its ‘HOPE Tees for Horses’ fundraising t-shirts in January as part of its ‘Give Horses Hope’ campaign.  WFLF’s Saving America’s Horses Initiative and its ‘Give Horses Hope’ campaign is dedicated to wild horse preservation and the prevention of equine cruelty through elevating lifesaving stewardship and the healing hearts of horses. The program strives to inspire the public to take a more active role in protecting and caring for wild and domestic horses. Through humane education, the program delivers a broad and balanced reflection of compelling prevention, conservation and preservation ethics—ways that illuminate how letting go of the old can lead to paths of healing and harmonious coexistence.

Now horse enthusiasts can conveniently add a new artful limited edition t-shirt to their personal collection each month and bring lifesaving aid to horses in need at the same time. Each t-shirt purchased will help to secure quality care and safe peaceful habitats for the neediest of animals coming into Wild For Life Foundation's rescue and sanctuary program. Proceeds from the HOPE Tees for Horses fundraiser provide a consistent, reliable revenue stream that allows us to provide for the most critical needs of victimized equines.

Buy a Tee to help keep them free!  Hurry, limited time offer.
International orders available!
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Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) provides lifesaving equine rescue regardless of age, breed or disability. WFLF provides life sustaining hay and feed, urgent care, rehabilitation, education and sanctuary and adoption for desperate horses in need.  WFLF is an all volunteer nonprofit 501(C)3 organization that depends 100% upon the generosity of others to accomplish its vital lifesaving mission.  Federal ID# 26-3052458

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Spiritual Leader Inspires Protection for Wild Horses

Growing efforts elevate life, healing and give horses hope

News Release | April 1, 2015 - Spiritual Leader, Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos of the Dine, Apache and Yamassee tribes is recognized as a Good Will Ambassador to the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) and its SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES Initiative.

“Daniel’s voice has touched so many people and is continuing to make a real difference in the lives of  America’s sacred and majestic horses,” said Katia Louise, founder and president of the Wild For Life Foundation.  “We are honored to welcome and recognize Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos for his passionate and invaluable support for SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES. As a Good Will Ambassador Daniel’s voice will undoubtedly touch the heart of people and give strength to a more united effort in the protection of America's horses from unspeakable cruelty.”

Daniel Cualtli Yahtl also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to WFLF’s equine assisted learning program as he continues to serve as a volunteer Chairperson on WFLF’s Wild Horse Sanctuary Committee Board with a focus on youth and adult rehabilitation.  Mr. Ramos recently retired from his lifelong career as a Supervising Children Social Worker for the LA County Department of Children and Family Services where he served the abandoned, neglected and abused children of LA County, and Deputy Probation Officer of the LA County Dept of Probation where he supervised youths in secure and open camp settings. 

Cualtli Yahtl (Eagle Warrior) has been a long time Ambassador to SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES, the movie; first speaking out at one of the film’s most prestigious openings in Hollywood, CA.  He has also contributed invaluable spiritual support to WFLF’s wild horse rescue and recovery mission.  “As a member of the Navajo tribe, Cualtli Yahtl shares a deep connection to our four-legged relatives and ‘carries the fire’ for their healing and protection in his ‘sacred earth walk’,” said Katia. “We are truly honored by Daniel Cualtli Yahtl and his passionate support for the Wild For Life Foundation and our efforts in Saving America's Horses.”

“Katia surely carries the prayer of our ancestors and Elder Councils with her amazing love for our sacred four-legged relatives,” said Daniel Ramos.  “It truly is a great honor to be part of this sacred work.”

As a Good Will Ambassador, Daniel Cualtli Yahtl seeks to raise awareness and support to aid in the protection and preservation of America’s wild and domestic horses from cruelty.  Cualtli Yahtl will continue to share his compassion for these children of our nation as he continues his journeys in the spirit world, sitting in ‘sacred ceremonies’ with “Elders’ of the Apache, Navajo, Hopi and Lokota nations, and those who hold the ‘Sacred Ways’.

“Many truths now are coming forward. We must come together to acknowledge that our four-legged cousins, our sisters and brothers are in peril. We must embrace them and bring back the joy in our world, the love in our world and live together in peace and in harmony,” said Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos.

“Katia, Red Horse Spirit Hawk, is the four-legged entrusted one.  She is their “Angel” mother and daughter of the 4 winds.   I am thankful for Katia’s amazing courage, that what is so wrong must be undone and made right.”

WFLF’s Saving America’s Horses Initiative and its ‘Give Horses Hope’ program is dedicated to wild horse preservation and the prevention of equine cruelty through elevating lifesaving stewardship and the healing hearts of horses. The program strives to inspire the public to take a more active role in protecting and caring for wild and domestic horses. Through human education, the program delivers a broad and balanced reflection of compelling prevention, conservation and preservation ethics—ways that illuminate how letting go of the old can lead to paths of healing and harmonious coexistence.

‘Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed’ is a multi-international award winning educational feature documentary film under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), an all-volunteer nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education.  WFLF relies 100 percent on tax deductible donations to carry out its mission. Federal ID# 26-3052458

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State of Emergency drought in California impacts rescue horses

Severe drought conditions in southern California are impacting rescue and sanctuary horses. "We've entered our fourth year of severe drought and the impacts are far reaching for the horses - from skyrocketing hay prices to pasture loss and shortages of water,"  said Katia Louise, wild for Life Foundation.
Continuing donations are needed to keep the horses fed and safe. Please give if you can, to help assure their ongoing safety and care. Your donation will work instantly to purchase crucially needed hay.  
Having vital hay funds is what makes it possible for WFLF to continue its lifesaving work.  "Without adequate hay supplies, we 
would be forced to turn away needy starving horses; horses that would have nowhere else to go." WFLF relies 100% on continued donations. Please make a lifesaving donation today 
Every donation counts, no matter the amount, whether it's a $5 or $100.  "It takes all of us to make a difference in the lives of the horses we all share our love for," says Katia.  "Please share to help and give what you can."

With gratitude,
Katia Louise
President, The Wild For Life Foundation
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 More ways to Help
1.      Make a donation online at www.WildforLifeFoundation.org
2.      Join WFLF's Hay Donation Club at: http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/haydrive.html
3.      Mail a check or money order to:
Wild For Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) is a federally registered 501c3, all volunteer, nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving both wild and domestic equines through rescue, rehabilitation, sanctuary and education. Federal ID No. 26-3052458