Lifetime Equine Refuge welcomes ‘Random’, a glorious wild paint to its Sanctuary

GREAT NEWS!

July 27, 2015 – Wild For Life Foundation, Studio City, CA: We are pleased to welcome our newest
addition to our wild horse sanctuary. ‘Random’ a wild horse paint of significant size had been feral and living on the Edwards Air Force base, and then sadly he was sent to auction.

“Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) is delighted to collaborate with Farralone Farms, the rescue that saved Random from auction,” said Katia Louise, president WFLF. “We are honored to accept him into our program and look forward to providing him with the ongoing special care and space he needs.”

“Random was not even halter broke and we had our work cut out,” said Saskia Chiesa of Farralone Farms. “Recently he spent 2 weeks with Monty Roberts during a clinic for Gentling Wild Horses.” It had been determined by Monty that Random had previously been severely abused and used for horse tripping.

At Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) rescue is just the beginning of a long dedicated journey to assuring peaceful and healthy lives for victimized horses. Through Wild for Life Foundation's Emergency Equine Rescue and Recovery Mission we save and evacuate equines from life threatening situations and disaster. We partner with animal control services to facilitate and provide for the rescue and placement of equines seized in animal cruelty cases. Through WFLF's Safe Haven Emergency Rescue and Recovery, we serve the community needs of at risk equines both locally and on a national level. As part of WFLF's Safe Haven Emergency Rescue and Recovery program, WFLF's Wild Horse Safe Haven Protection Program (WHSHPP) was founded to provide safe and healing environments for incoming imperiled wild horses that need special time to recover and heal from emotional trauma and physical injuries sustained during capture and removal from the wild and or their traumatic experience in the slaughter pipeline.

The Wild For Life Foundation offers positive alternatives which protect and preserve America’s Wild Horses. Having developed innovative methods for sanctuary management that include community enrichment and sustainable ecological approaches, Wild For Life Foundation’s present need is for general operating support for its Mustang Sanctuary Program. Support for Wild For Life Foundation's Mustang Sanctuary & Indigenous Heritage Project can be made in a variety of ways. One can become a donor or sponsor, sponsor a wild herd, purchase or donate acreage towards the expanding the Wild For Life Foundation Land Trust’, volunteer at the Sanctuary, participate in some of the educational programs, or "take action" through social media by raising awareness.

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the primary equine rescue program under the Wild For Life Foundation. Donations to the Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Federal ID No. 26-3052458
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Mission accomplished with integrity and honor; WFLF’s Wild Horse Rescue and Recovery Program – A Historic Living Legacy

July 27, 2015 – Wild For Life Foundation, Studio City, CA: We are pleased to announce that approximately fifteen of the Spanish wild horses recently rescued by WFLF and permanently accepted under
the WFLF umbrella, including all the babies that were born in California, together with many of the incoming foals, have been successfully relocated from our transitional wild horse recovery center and into WFLF’s sanctuary. These former victims of displacement are loving life as permanent members of WFLF's Wild Horse Heritage Herd!

“WOPILA!! For 'WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION!' A 'LoveHeart' for Horses organization that has brought ALL Nations together to preserve a sacred relative and their sacred way of life,” said Spiritual Leader, Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos of the Dine, Apache and Yamassee tribes. “Pilamaya WFLF for Loving and caring for our ancestors children. AHO!”

The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) founded the 'WFLF - M-O-N-E-R-O-MUSTANG RESCUE MISSION' as crisis intervention to save the lives of over one hundred and fifty majestic wild horses who had become stranded and in imminent risk of slaughter. Through WFLF's Wild Horse Rescue and Recovery Program, we saved their lives, provided them with the protection they needed to keep them safe from slaughter and we have preserved their historic living legacy.

"Through immense effort and with the utmost grace, integrity and honesty, WFLF transported these horses from near death to ultimate freedom,” said Jay Coskie, Vice President, the Wild For Life Foundation. “I applaud WFLF’s extraordinary commitment to its mission. WFLF’s work is an inspiration for anyone who cares about animals, and especially equines.”

BACKGROUND:
The WFLF - M-O-N-E-R-O-MUSTANG RESCUE MISSION was founded by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) early in 2014 as a grassroots rescue and recovery mission to rescue and save the lives of over one hundred and fifty wild horses after the Monero Mustangs (a New Mexico nonprofit) lost their pasture lease and nearly lost the lives of all their horses to slaughter. Sadly, the Monero’s entire herd of Mustangs had found themselves displaced and imperiled in feed lots. The Monero Mustangs group had given up ownership of over one hundred and fifty of their horses in hopes of placing them into new forever homes. But, without the resources to house, feed and care for them, the Monero Mustangs was on the verge of losing all their horses forever.

 WFLF and its dedicated team of volunteers indeed placed their lives on hold over the last eighteen months working around the clock to save these Mustangs and assure they received the care and provisions they needed. This WFLF wild horse rescue and recovery mission successfully served as crisis intervention by providing lifesaving emergency services and provisions including quality hay, veterinary medical care, transportation and housing for these imperiled and slaughter-bound Mustangs. This mission also successfully facilitated the relocation and permanent placement of approximately one hundred and fifty wild horses in small groups and in family bands, into new forever homes, natural habitat environments and rehabilitation programs.

WFLF additionally accepted over fifty of these at risk Mustangs directly into WFLF's wild horse program and facilities, including malnourished and injured horses, pregnant and nursing mares, foals and conservation stallions. WFLF has covered all of their expenses since their arrival last summer, including their housing, feed and medical care.

Approximately thirty three of these formerly victimized horses have now been transferred for placement in sanctuary in Northern California where they can freely graze. Although WFLF has now ended its support for the Monero Mustangs NPO, and this mission is concluded, our work continues in the ongoing care and provision of feed and housing for the remaining previous Monero refugees and all the other rescued wild horses that have become permanent members of our Heritage Herd under WFLF’s program.

Caring for untouchable wild horse oftentimes calls for the utilization of prescription sedation which must be
administered by a licensed veterinary medical doctor so that these powerful animals can be handled safely and receive treatment without causing added stress or injury. Providing this kind of quality care to wild Mustangs is costly, and our expenses to house, feed, and care for these mustangs, plus carry out this monumental mission, have added up to tens of thousands of dollars.

WFLF relies 100% on tax deductible donations to pay for these costs and our work is made possible by continued financial support from private individuals like you. Please, consider making a meaningful donation today!

As always we thank you for your support for this important cause.
For the horses~

Sincerely,
Katia Louise
President, the Wild For Life Foundation
Director, Saving America’s Horses

ABOUT WFLF: Lifetime equine Refuge is the primary equine rescue program under the Wild For Life Foundation. The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) and its Saving America’s Horses '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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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.
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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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