Vindication for Wild For Life Foundation and its Equine Protection and Rescue Program

UPDATE: FEB 4, 2017

On January 19, 2017, in response to false reports and allegations against Wild for Life Foundation, Sgt. Huennekens of the Riverside County Animal Care and Control promptly inspected the horses in the care and custody of Wild for Life Foundation and issued the following statement. "All of the animals are in good weight. The paint horse with the bad knee came to the rescue several years ago in its present condition and is on previcox for any discomfort. The dark bay horse shown, in the photographs was in excellent condition with no signs of any health issues. All of the pens the horses are kept in are in good condition and are of adequate size. The horse with the large hernia was bright, alert, and appeared to be in otherwise good condition. Case closed, Sgt. Huennekens."  

The UNFOUNDED allegations of animal abuse and neglect against the Wild for Life Foundation, by a party hoping to gain control of the charity, directly threaten the very health, welfare and future of the innocent rescue horses and burros the Wild for Life Foundation so dutifully serves. 

“We are not sure why they are doing all this, but we do know one thing for sure,” stated WFLF President and Founder, Katia Louise. “What they are doing is 100% contrary to the  safety, wellbeing and future of the very animals that WFLF serves to protect.”


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.



As a charity, WFLF relies solely on tax deductible contributions, and counts on your continued care and compassion to help us to protect and be there for our equine family.

www.wildforlifefoundation.org

The Wild For Life Foundation (or WFLF) is a non-profit, animal protection and rescue organization that focuses primarily on the rescue and rehabilitation of wild and domestic horses and burros from roundups, slaughter and general abuse.  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. 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

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

ONCE AGAIN FOR THE RECORD- The history of WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission

FOR THE RECORD-
The history of WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission -
In early 2014 the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) received a desperate plea of life and death urgency from the founder of Monero Mustangs, a New Mexico (NM) nonprofit organization (NPO) for emergency rescue assistance. Sadly the MM's entire herd of horses found themselves stranded in deserted feedlots without access to water or hay. Without the resources to house, feed and care for them, the Monero Mustangs (MM), a then failed/defunct NPO, was on the verge of losing its horses’ lives to unspeakable gruesome slaughter.

The WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission (WFLF MMRM) was launched by the Wild For Life Foundation as crisis intervention to save the MM horses lives and a means for providing emergency aid and helping to facilitate the urgent need for relocation and placement of these at risk horses. As an equine rescue and protection organization, an indisputable RESCUE NEED must be well established and plead by anyone seeking WFLF rescue assistance prior to the acceptance of their equines into WFLF’s program.

WFLF raised funds and utilized these resources to provide vital lifesaving equine rescue services and supplies to  meet the demands of this urgent RESCUE NEED.

In or about April of 2014, WFLF began providing emergency financial aid toward the direct care, feeding, transport and placement of these horses. Over the time it became evident that MM had been breeding their rescue horses and they had approximately 150 horses whose lives were in imminent life threatening danger.  WFLF additionally facilitated the placement of the majority of these horses into new 3rd third party homes.

As documented, MM, the surrendering owner, in fact made an urgent plea in writing to the Wild For Life Foundation to rescue and take in approximately 50 horses whose lives were said to be in imminent danger, and that MM had no other means to save them.

WFLF has paid for ongoing expenses related to the care and custody for the MM surrendered RESCUE NEED horses, which included unadoptable, pregnant and nursing foals, unborn foals, colts, fillies, senior horses, malnourished and injured mares, geldings and stallions, whom began arriving to WFLF facilities in September, 2014.

In or about mid June of 2015, WFLF transferred approximately thirty three of these horses for direct placement into a 3rd party sanctuary in Northern California, and thereafter officially concluded the WFLF MMRM.


Contrary to the rumors which have been made about the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), in truth WFLF has extended sincere compassion, benevolence and good will toward Monero Mustangs and its founder. Sadly WFLF’s mission to save, protect, preserve and defend America’s at risk wild and domestic equines and WFLF’s successful mission to aid and assist MM’s RESCUED NEED horses have been met with disregard and disrespect by MM and its founder.

Additionally, for the record, WFLF was eventually forced to officially terminate its relationship with MM due to numerous egregious violations to WFLF policies which serve to protect America’s at risk equines from harm.

To date, WFLF continues to provide ongoing care and custody for 15 of the MM surrendered RESCUE NEED horses which have at all times remained under the legal ownership, title, care and custody of WFLF since first accepted by WFLF.

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

Riverside County Animal Care and Control confirms that ALL reports made regarding any possible concerns over the proper care of animals by the Wild For Life Foundation are UNFOUNDED

UPDATE January 21, 2017-
On January 17, 2017, and in response to false reports of purported animal cruelty and neglect against Wild for Life Foundation, the Riverside County Animal Care and Control promptly inspected the horses in the care and custody of Wild for Life Foundation and as a result confirmed that ALL reports made regarding any possible concerns over the proper care of animals by the Wild For Life Foundation were UNFOUNDED.

Ambush and Assault against America’s Refugee Rescue Horses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ambush and Assault against America’s Refugee Rescue Horses

BREAKING NEWS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Riverside, CA – The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) was unlawfully ambushed by a crowd of approximately 15 – 20 individuals who came to its equine rescue facilities in Riverside.   Riverside County Sheriff Department dispatched three Sheriff Units in response to WFLF's call. The gang of perpetrators was reportedly led by Mrs. Jackie Autry who had also invited two local news reporters. Ms. Autry and several others went on record with numerous false allegations against WFLF while speaking with the authorities and the news. WFLF whole heartedly and unequivalently denied all allegations of any and all wrongdoing. “We are not sure why they are doing all this, but we do know one thing for sure,” stated WFLF President and Founder, Katia Louise. “What they are doing is 100% contrary to the health, safety, welfare and future of the very animals that WFLF serves to protect.”

Upon WFLF’s presentation of the true and accurate facts, together with WFLF’s substantiated documentation, the Sheriffs’ team asked the Autry gang to leave the area. WFLF has consulted with authorities and several attorneys who have confirmed that several crimes were in fact committed against WFLF during the incident.  WFLF’s Board of Directors (BOD) is considering proper legal recourse and estimates that its course of action will demonstrate itself within about a week or so.


The Wild For Life Foundation would like to thank the Riverside County Sheriff Department for their protection. “Quite frankly, we had expected more from Ms Autry, by way of honesty and integrity,” added Katia Louise. “We have unfortunately been very disappointed by her. We will not allow these people to hurt or threaten our horses, or interfere with our mission to save, protect preserve and defend America’s at risk horses from danger.”

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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. WFLF works in conjunction with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and provides emergency and transitional shelter housing and primary care for abused, neglected, injured and homeless animals in need. The WFLF promotes the conservation of wild horses and burros on their Native lands and the preservation of natural ecosystems and wildlife. 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.


Media Contact:
Phone: 310.439.9817
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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