Navajo Spiritual Leader Inspires Protection for Wild Horses

Growing efforts to elevate life and healing give horses hope for freedom from cruelty

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 Tail Medicine Woman, 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

www.WildforLifeFoundation.org    www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

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State of Emergency drought in California impacts rescue horses

Severe and devastating 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 widespread pasture loss and shortages of water,"  said Katia Louise, wild for Life Foundation.

Continuing donations are needed to keep the horses under WFLF's program fed and safe. These horses have already gone through so much. 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
www.WildForLifeFoundation.org 





 
 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

Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry named Spokesperson and Ambassador to Wild For Life Foundation and its Saving America’s Horses Initiative



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The Wild For Life Foundation today announced Mrs. Gene Autry as Spokesperson and Ambassador to its Mission to Save, Protect and Preserve America's Wild and Domestic Horses

Lake Mathews | March 18, 2015 - Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) is thrilled to welcome Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry as a Spokesperson and Ambassador to WFLF's community enrichment equine welfare programs where horses and people are partners in healing.  Mrs. Gene Autry's voice speaks to the heart of America and gives strength to a more united effort in the protection of America's horses from unspeakable cruelty. "We at the Wild for Life Foundation and Saving America's Horses are honored and profoundly grateful to Jackie Autry for her kind and compassionate support of our mission and the work that we do," said Katia Louise, President of the Wild For Life Foundation and Director of Saving America's Horses..

Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry is the former owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and widow of (the Great Legend) singer, actor and businessman Gene Autry. She is the Honorary President of Major League Baseball's American League, an honorary post she has held since 1999. Jackie Autry is the only woman to ever serve on the Major League Baseball Executive Council, on its Oversight Committee, and as a member of the MLB Board of Directors. She is President of Gene Autry Music Publishing Companies which houses four publishing companies; and President of the Autry Foundation. Jackie is Chairman Emeritus and Lifetime Director of the Autry National Center a facility she and her friend (Joanne Hale) built in 19866/88. It houses the Museum of the American West, Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Institute for the Study of the American West. She is Vice Chairman of Aerospace Technologies Group/ATGGroup/ which makes shades for corporate and commercial jets in which she is the majority stock holder. Jackie served as past President of the American Red Cross, founded the Community Blood Bank on the campus of Eisenhower she continues to serve on the Board of Trustees at Eisenhower Medical Center. She is also a current member of the Board of Directors of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.

As a Spokesperson and Ambassador to the Wild For Life Foundation, Jackie Autry seeks to raise awareness and support for its Mission to aid in the protection and preservation of America's wild and domestic horses from cruelty and extinction..

About the Wild For Life Foundation
The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is an all volunteer 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charity organization dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving America's wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education. The WFLF provides engaging programs built on healing and trust that connect people, animals and nature. From animal rescue, sanctuary and wild horse preserves, to therapeutic activities, the arts and sciences and a variety of equine learning programs, the opportunities are endless for individuals, students, organizations and philanthropic business programs to conduct community service projects, integrate culture, the arts with humane values that elevate conscience and inspire compassion. WFLF depends 100% upon the generosity of others to accomplish its mission.  Donations to the Wild For Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.  Federal ID# 26-3052458


 
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Saving America's Horses - Restoring Hope to Horses in Need

Saving America's Horses announces the launch of its HOPE Tees for Horses T-Shirt Club

~Artful shirts that give back to America's victimized horses~ Now you can conveniently add a new artful limited edition t-shirt to your personal collection each month and bring lifesaving aid to horses in need at the same time. Your support will bring lifesaving aid to the neediest of animals coming into Wild For Life Foundation's rescue and sanctuary program. Proceeds from our HOPE Tees for Horses fundraiser directly provide for the most critical needs of victimized equines.  You’ll be among the first to see each new HOPE Tees for Horses design as it is unveiled.  Members have the option of pre-selecting the size and cut of their choice in advance or mixing and matching the options each month as the designs come out, and we’ll take care of the rest, including the processing and shipping straight to your door.

This months' shirts feature COCHISE, a wild American Mustang. Cochise narrowly escaped slaughter after losing his family and Native range-land home in New Mexico.  His beautiful lifelike image represents hope for America's endangered Mustangs who now find themselves targeted for extinction on their quickly disappearing and threatened Native home lands. 
Cochise was saved from the brink of death by the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) and he is seen on this month's t-shirt running to meet his surviving family members as they arrive to WFLF's sanctuary. Cochise and his small family band are among our recent additions who are healing under WFLF's wild horse rescue and recovery program. They are just a few of the wild horses that you'll be helping by becoming a HOPE Tees for Horses member or simply by purchasing some of these artful limited edition shirts.  Funds raised will work instantly to help refugee horses including pregnant and nursing mares, young foals, orphan foals and many other equines in critical need.

From cruelty victims, to serious trauma, starvation, or other physical or emotional, or painful debilitating conditions, HOPE Tees for Horses Members help assure that these vulnerable victimized animals receive the quality care they need and that they will never be at risk of mistreatment, roundup or slaughter again!


Funds raised directly aid horses served through Wild For Life Foundation's lifesaving mission. 


The Wild For Life Foundation is an all volunteer charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education. Federal ID #26-3052458


WFLF's Charity Hay Drive inspires support to feed starved and homeless horses coast to coast.



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February 17, 2015, Los Angeles, California - The Wild For Life Foundation’s (WFLF) hay donation drive raises awareness, hay and funds to aid starved and homeless horses coast to coast.
WFLF recently issued a stark warning that many equines will suffer starvation through into the coming year.  WFLF points to skyrocketing hay prices compounded by drought conditions and neglectful owners who have not provided adequate feed during tough economic times as the main causes.

The ongoing effort has caught the attention of caring community members from coast to coast who have chipped in their support for this important cause.  Alejandra Kiernan of Sherman Oaks, California, when planning her son’s first birthday, was looking for a creative way to decorate. She chose to use alfalfa instead of straw for the event and by doing so she was able to re-purpose the hay she bought by donating it to charity. WFLF volunteers came to pick up the eighteen bales of alfalfa after the party was over, and the hay has already begun feeding rescue horses in need.

An anonymous hay producer on the East coast has just recently donated eighty round bales of Timothy hay in support of WFLF’s Hay Drive.  And, WFLF has already begun disbursing the donated hay to East coast area equine rescue charities under WFLF’s Saving America’s Horses Coalition. Rescue horses in and around the Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia area are beginning to reap the benefits of the donated hay through hay award coalition members including the Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue of West Virginia.

“Each and every donation no matter the size, makes a huge difference for these desperate horses in crucial need,” says Katia Louise, WFLF President and Founder. “Plus there are tax advantages that can be had by those who donate money, hay, goods and services to charities like the Wild For Life Foundation.”

Charity missions like the ‘WFLF Hay Drive’ help raise awareness, hay and essential funds, to aid  horses, ponies, donkeys and foals that need urgent care after being starved, neglected, rounded up or discarded and left to die.  A bale of hay can make all the difference!
 
Ms. Louise said, “WFLF saw a dramatic increase in the number of starving animals requiring the assistance of our rescue program over the last couple years.” In 2013, the WFLF met the needs of a 244% increase in victimized equines over the previous year. And in 2014, WFLF responded and provided for over 200 neglected, abused and homeless horses who have come through its doors, including 17 pregnant mares.  WFLF works around the clock helping horses across the country and is regularly stretched beyond capacity in meeting the needs of the equines it serves. The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) is an all volunteer nonprofit 501(C)3 charity and we depend 100% upon the generosity of others to accomplish our mission.  Without your continued support we would be unable to save, protect provide for horses in need.

“It takes a great deal of hay to bring just one starved horse back to health and even more to feed a large number of homeless rescue horses through the year,” added Ms. Louise.  “Hay is the single highest ongoing expense and most crucial lifesaving resource in operating a horse charity.” Indeed the cost of hay has more than doubled over the past few years and prices are expected to continue to rise.

WFLF has stepped up during very troubling times and taken numerous wild and domestic horses into its rescue from across the country. “The immediate and ongoing need for funding to replenish hay supplies is crucial to the future welfare of America’s horses,” Katia said. 

“Having crucial hay funds is what makes it possible for WFLF and other charities like them to continue their lifesaving work,” said Katia.  “Without adequate hay supplies, we would be forced to turn away needy starving horses; horses that would have nowhere else to go.” 

Visit the Wild For Life Foundation website to support this effort and learn more.

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 How To Help
1.      Make a donation online at www.WildforLifeFoundation.org
2.      Join WFLF’s $5 a Month 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; where horses and people are partners in healing.
Federal ID No. 26-3052458

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