New Beginnings America's most Historic Imperiled Wild Horses

We’re not saying good bye!  In fact we refuse to say good bye to this iconic and rare historic band of wild horses that once roamed freely across America’s public range-lands. Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is instead saying hello and welcome to our family. It’s a new beginning and a fresh lease on life for over 100 imperiled Mustangs.  

More than 140 Mustangs recently lost their freedom and their homes on the open range-lands in New Mexico and were in grave danger of going to slaughter, for the second time in their lives.  This special herd of wild horses had come to be known as the Monero Mustangs, direct descendents of America’s most
historic Mustangs; Spanish horses, Indian ponies and early Calvary mounts that once roamed the western region of the U.S. in great numbers, but are now under extreme threat of extinction.

It’s been a long hard road for this herd of imperiled Mustangs that had already been through so much. Many of them first lost their freedom and their families when they were chased down by BLM helicopters and ATV’s – the trauma and physical suffering caused by these brutal roundups is virtually unspeakable.  The survivors were provided sanctuary under the charter of the Monero Mustangs, a federally registered 501c3 charity founded for the purpose of preserving their unique blood lines and heritage, by Sandi Claypool and her late mother Ila Bromberg.  

This rare herd lived peacefully for years on a 5,000 acre ranch in New Mexico where many people from around the world were able to experience their majesty through the Monero Mustang’s successful eco-tourism and conservation program.  Many of the herd members appeared in WFLF’s award winning movie, Saving America’s Horses which was partially filmed on location at the Monero Mustangs sanctuary in 2009. Filmmaker, Katia Louise recalls. “It was an honor to witness and film these magnificent living legends thriving in harmony with nature, complimenting the environment and gracing our world with their beauty.”  
Just recently the Monero Mustangs had sadly lost their safe sanctuary home due to conflicting special
interests regarding land use, and within a few months the entire herd was in grave danger of going to slaughter.  Monero Mustang founder, Sandi Claypool says, “We hit rock bottom and there was no hope in site. But then I got a call from Katia Louise at the Wild For Life Foundation. She was the only person that stepped up to help.  If it wasn’t for Katia and the Wild for Life Foundation, our entire herd would have been brutally butchered alive for their meat.”

Katia is an expert on both the issue of horse slaughter and the plight of America’s wild horses. “When I heard that the Monero Mustangs lives were at stake, and knowing the untold horrors of their would-be fate, I knew we had to take immediate action,” Ms Louise said.  Being a grassroots charity emerged in equine rescue and preservation, Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) works around the clock in the trenches to meet these kinds of challenges on an everyday basis.  “Going in, I knew this would be one of the biggest most challenging rescue missions WFLF could take on.”  This was a matter of life and death urgency and an effort to prevent the most egregious cruelty inflicted upon animals by mankind.  And, on that day, the WFLF-MoneroMustang Rescue Mission was born.  “It’s a leap of faith for humanity and the future of the world we share together with these animals,” Katia added. “Thank heavens for our supporters and their steadfast dedication in support of our work.”

“Thanks to the many kind and generous donations from caring horse lovers who have come together in

support of this mission, we have been able to provide emergency rescue services in effort to save nearly this entire herd of majestic wild horses, including provision of their needed hay, veterinary care, housing and transport. The ASPCA, and Best Friends Animal Society has also generously contributed to this important mission.  “But this rescue mission is not yet complete,” says Katia.  “It has taken several months to save and restore over 125 of these majestic herd members to new safe haven natural habitat homes, including over 45 rare Spanish Mustangs and several new born foals which are continuing to arrive at our California sanctuary facilities.”  

These incoming wild horses are the last of the renowned Monero Mustangs. They are the rare breed, direct and undiluted descendants of the El Rito Spanish horses brought to the Americas by Juan de Onate in and around 1598.  With your continued support, WFLF will be able provide them with the security of a new forever safe and natural habitat where they will never be at risk of roundup or slaughter again.

“Our resources have been tapped by the necessary emergency rescue costs including blood tests for Coggins, Health certificates and travel permits just to get them safely out of Mew Mexico,” said Ms Louise. “Transporting large numbers of horses across state lines is complicated and costly. Stops must be made so the horses can rest, be watered and fed. Safely transporting horses across the country is limited during the hot summer months and these factors have all played into this major rescue mission.” Water and hay had to be trucked in daily to keep them fed and healthy during while funds were raised to save them. 

As the remaining number of Wild Horses in the U.S. nears extinction, education and appreciation through the protection and observation of Wild Horses in sanctuary becomes tantamount to their survival as a species. America’s Wild Horses cannot be reproduced once they are gone.

WFLF relies 100% on tax deductible donations to do this lifesaving work. “Time of the essence. We’re down to the very last family band of this majestic herd who will soon be united with their family members in California. Plus six mares and their 3-4 month old foals are now awaiting transport from Equine Voices in Arizona where they had been allowed to build strength for the rest of their journey to their new home under WFLF’s wild horse sanctuary program.” 

These Monero Spanish Mustangs are being placed into WFLF’s fully equipped equestrian ranch in Temecula, CA with a large multi-acre open space natural habitat and full rehab facilities. It's a transitional facility for incoming Mustangs under Wild For Life Foundation's Wild Horse sanctuary expansion project. 

To support the completion of this monumental rescue mission give directly to the Wild for Life Foundation charity: http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/wflfmonero.html

Or support WFLF Hay Drive to feed these and other victimized horses in need: http://wildforlifefoundation.org/haydrive.html

To sponsor or learn more about WFLF’s sanctuary expansion project visit: http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/serenitysanctuary.html

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On behalf of the countless horses in need across the country, we extend our most heartfelt thanks for your kind support.

With gratitude,
The Wild For Life Foundation
Saving America’s Horses


The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a federally registered tax exempt 501 (c)3 nonprofit charity dedicated to protecting and preserving America’s equines through rescue, rehabilitation, education and sanctuary. The WFLF also provides robust equine assisted programs for active duty military, veterans and their families, as well as disadvantaged youth and others in need. We save the lives of homeless, abused and slaughter bound horses whose healing hearts enhance the lives of people.  Federal ID Number: 26-3052458

Mail donations to:
Wild For Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

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WFLF Kicks it up to aid victimized horses in urgent need

The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) Hay Drive Mission kicks it up to help horses in urgent need. We are rallying support to feed and save starved and homeless horses.  Please take part by visiting our new Hay Drive page at Indiegogo.  Just by visiting you will help to increase exposure for this important mission.  Plus there are easy to use sharing tools right there..  Go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hay-drive-to-aid-starved-and-homeless-horses/x/8613232#home/share 

Thank you for supporting this vital lifesaving mission. You make our lifesaving work possible.

You can embed our Hay Drive banner to your blog or website, or you can share a link.  And of course if you haven't yet donated, check out the many perks available for the various donation levels. 

Go now:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hay-drive-to-aid-starved-and-homeless-horses/x/8613232#home/share

You can also donate directly to WFLF online, by mail and by phone.
Learn more:  http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/haydrive.html

Marley the donkey gets a new lease on life

Good news! Marley get a new lease on life! 
Marley is a standard sized wooly donkey rescued by WFLF. He had sadly been neglected by his previous owner and then abandoned in the Santa Ana Mountains where he was discovered by a Good Samaritan. County animal services was dispatched but it was determined that Marley’s severe neglected condition would require such special care that his only hope was if a rescue organization could take him in. Marley had been placed on the euthanasia list and there was no time to spare. "When we arrived to pick Marley up at the shelter we found him frightened, hungry and with large gaping infected wounds on his face and legs," says Katia Louise of the Wild For Life Foundation.

Marley had fully healed from his apparent physical wounds and thanks to the generous support of the Onyx and Breezy Foundation he was scheduled to be gelded on Wednesday last week, but during the procedure they discovered multiple tumors. A biopsy is being done which will tell us more, and we are praying that his tumors are benign.
 

Marley was in the hospital since Wednesday receiving the best of quality care. It was determined that a second and more specialized surgery was needed to remove the tumors and complete his castration due to a condition known as the Cryptorchidism. In Marley's case it was determined that his testes had reascended and moved to his abdomen -- and his scrotum was filled with tumors.
Marley was released from the veterinary hospital Saturday. Thanks to you, our Village of compassionate
supporters WFLF was able to secure Marley's needed surgery. He will be recovering over the next couple weeks back in the comfort of WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge, and as always, getting loads of attention. Marley has a lot of swelling which is to be expected, but his surgery went well. He is being bathed in love and receiving the best of care!

Biopsies of the tumors were taken and they were removed. We are hoping they are benign. We expect to learn more next week.

Please join us in prayer for Marley.  If you would like to help sponsor Marley, please contact WFLF directly at info@wildforlifefoundation.org

Tax deductible donations can be made at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3ZRRBK6W3BULG
 


Wild For Life Foundation extends a special heartfelt thanks to Dr Wan and his fabulous & caring team at Equine Vet Specialists in Norco, CA!

Marley is a sweet donkey that just needed someone that cared enough to give him a second chance at life, and thanks to kind support from people like you, Marley is receiving the best second chance possible at WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge.

Thank you!

To support Marley and other needy animals like him please visit: www.WildForLifeFoundation.org

Wild For Life Foundation launches Hay Drive to help save starved and homeless horses through the winter

News Alert

September 2014, Los Angeles, CA – The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) issues a stark warning that many equines will suffer starvation through the winter.  Skyrocketing hay prices compounded by drought conditions and neglectful owners who have not provided adequate feed during tough economic times are among the main causes.

Charity missions like the ‘WFLF Hay Drive’ help raise awareness 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!

Katia Louise, WFLF President and Founder said: “Last year the WFLF saw a dramatic increase in the number of starving animals requiring the assistance of our rescue program. In 2013, the WFLF met the needs of a 244% increase in victimized equines over the previous year. Over the last twelve months, WFLF has responded and provided for over 200 neglected, abused and homeless horses who have come through our doors, including 17 pregnant mares and twenty one orphan foals.”  WFLF works around the clock helping horses across the country and is regularly stretched beyond capacity due to the rough economy. As a federally registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit charity, WFLF relies 100% on donations to do their vital lifesaving work. 

“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 winter, “ added Ms. Louise.  “Hay is the single highest ongoing expense and most crucial lifesaving resource in operating a horse rescue.” Indeed the cost of hay has more than doubled over the past few years and prices are expected to rise again this winter.

“The immediate need to replenish hay supplies is crucial,” Katia said. WFLF has stepped up during very troubling times and taken responsibility for numerous wild and domestic horses victimized by starvation and displacement.  WFLF is one week into the crucial Hay Drive and has raised about $5,000, “which is a promising start,” says Ms Louise. “But we are facing the upcoming winter without enough funding to purchase sufficient hay.”  WFLF’s annual hay budget is ninety three thousand dollars.

WFLF fed and re-homed more needy horses over the last year than ever before, but it is that time again; to replenish vital hay supplies, and the clock is ticking.   WFLF’s monthly budget for hay and feed averages $7,750 a month.  “The success of this Hay Drive will enable WFLF to purchase enough hay to get through winter before the winter prices go up,” Katia said. 

The chief objective is to raise the entire amount which will enable WFLF to focus vital time and resources on the victimized horses in need rather than scrambling to raise monthly funds.  “We’ve committed to saving these horses and we will not fail,” Katia says. “But it is really scary. It’s an ongoing leap of faith.”

Having crucial hay funds is what makes it possible for WFLF to continue its lifesaving work.  “And, without adequate hay supplies, we would be forced to turn away needy starving horses; horses that would have nowhere else to go.”  Horses need this help more than ever.
 
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation just recently contributed to WFLF’s hay supply to provide urgently needed hay for WFLF’s most needy cases. Other organization that have made contributions toward WFLF’s hay supply include Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA.

WFLF provides urgent care, rehabilitation and safe housing to animals who have been victims of cruelty, starvation and displacement.  “We also engage in charitable programming to benefit disadvantaged youth and veterans through equine assisted learning and therapy.  WFLF’s sanctuary and conservation program protects and preserves America’s majestic and rare wild horses for future generations.”  WFLF also works with law enforcement officers who seize abused companion animals, but are often times ill-equipped to deal with horses who are in need of round the clock care.

Every donation is paramount in this vital fundraising goal, 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.” 








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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

Media Contact:
Kate Dudley
Phone: 310.439.9817

Announcing the arrival of 15 Spanish Mustangs to Wild For Life Foundation, California

Wild For Life Foundation, CA, August 18, 2014 – Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is thrilled to announce the arrival of fifteen Spanish wild horses to WFLF’s Back to the Wild Sanctuary program. These majestic icons lost their native homeland and were in grave danger of going to slaughter, but were saved as part of a large scale grass roots rescue mission by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF).

"WFLF is honored to welcome these historic Mustangs into our sanctuary and nature program”, says Katia
Louise, founder and executive director of WFLF.  “The Wild for Life Foundation launched the WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission in April to help save over 130 Wild Horses.”  These wild horses are direct descendents of America’s most historic Mustangs; Spanish horses, Indian ponies and early Calvary mounts that once roamed the western region of the U.S. in great numbers, but are now under extreme threat of extinction.

"With wild mustang herds across the west vanishing, the importance of protecting and preserving them, and providing the public the opportunity to view and experience wild mustangs in their natural environment is essential to the history and the future of our Nation," adds Ms. Louise. “Wild horses are
scientifically recognized for restoring range-lands, boosting biodiversity and helping the return of a wider variety of plants and invertebrates to the lands where they roam.”  Scientists and conservationists have indeed found that the re-introduction of wild equines to open lands provides a meaningful way to restore and sustain the natural environment and wildlife. 

WFLF’s wild horse conservation and nature program will be the last natural habitat sanctuary for approximately four dozen wild Spanish Mustangs whom are among the rarest and most threatened wild horse species in the country.  As the remaining number of Wild Horses in the U.S. nears extinction, education and appreciation through the protection and observation of Wild Horses in natural sanctuary environments becomes tantamount to their survival as a species. America’s Wild Horses cannot be reproduced once they are gone.

“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of collaborative, in-kind, and financial support which has helped to make this monumental rescue mission possible,” said Ms Louise.   “We are filled with gratitude to local community members who have donated provisional use of their equine land and facilities for the Spanish ponies while WFLF’s charity work continues to secure a permanent graze-able natural habitat sanctuary and preserve for its wild horse and nature program.  In affiliation with WFLF’s wild horse rescue and recovery program in Bonsall, CA, these Spanish horses will benefit for the interim while enjoying the gentle sloping pasture areas near Temecula. WFLF also extends our warm appreciation to Equine Voices, Firelight South, Equine Wellness and Valleyview Equine Rescue for their collaborative support in helping to make this mission a success.”

Caring citizens and community members are requested to show their support for the horses by sponsoring a Mustang or volunteering.  A donation in any amount can help pay for vital provisions and veterinary medical care. 100% of each donation goes directly to help the horses, and will help assure that these vulnerable horses will never be at risk again.  

 “We would especially like to thank the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, and the Onyx and Breezy Foundation for their generous support which has made a huge difference in helping to save many of these horses’ lives.” 

Continued support is crucial in order to cover the remainder of costs so that NO horses are left behind.  Funds are needed to pay for transportation, vet and hay expenses.  And as the last of the Spanish horses arrive and begin to settle in, the public is reminded that rescue is just the beginning of a long, dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life for these vulnerable and displaced victims.  The WFLF charity relies solely on tax deductible donations from individuals, area civic clubs, organizations, and corporate philanthropic giving.  Partnerships are crucial to helping the Wild For Life Foundation serve community enrichment through its multi-layered mission which includes preserving wildlife, preventing animal cruelty, environmental and educational initiatives, and therapeutic animal-human healing.

About The Wild For Life Foundation
: Founded in 2008, the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) U.S. registered tax exempt nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education.  The WFLF has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide safe harbor for at risk animals, providing the space, natural habitat and quality of care which they deserve.  WFLF and its wild horse preservation initiative serve as an educational platform for the protection and preservation of America’s imperiled wild horses and burros. The WFLF provides community enrichment through charitable equine assisted learning activities to aid youth and adults in building positive life skills.  Learn more about Wild for Life Foundation at – www.wildforlifefoundation.org , www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org, www.SavingAmericasHorses.org Federal ID No. 26-3052458

Donations can be made by mail, online and by phone.  Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and PayPal are accepted. Checks should be mailed to: Wild For Life Foundation, 19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236, Riverside, CA 92508, or call: 310.439.9817. 

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Media Contacts:
Wild For Life Foundation
Kate Dudley
kate@katedudley.com
Phone: 310.439.9817

Announcing the arrival of 7 Spanish Mustang mares and their foals to Equine Voices, Arizona


Green Valley, AZ, July 29, 2014 – Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven mares and their babies to Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary. These majestic icons were in grave danger of going to slaughter, but were saved as part of a collaborative grass roots rescue mission by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF).

"Equine Voices is honored to be part of WFLF’s Monero Mustang Rescue Mission, a nationwide effort under the Wild for Life Foundation Safe Haven Rescue Partnership program,” says Karen Pomroy, founder and executive director of Equine Voices.  By helping to save these imperiled horses’ lives, we will also be helping to build awareness for the need to protect America’s wild horses from roundups and slaughter.” 


 "We are proud to collaborate with Equine Voices as an official WFLF Safe Haven Rescue Partner,” says Katia Louise, filmmaker, founder and president of the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF).  “It’s an honor to welcome these Spanish Mustang mares and foals who will have this wonderful opportunity to heal through their transitional stay at Equine Voices.”  The foals, ages six weeks to three months in age, will build strength over the next 2-3 months in preparation of their final journey with their mothers to WFLF’s Wild Horse Sanctuary program in California.



The Wild for Life Foundation recently launched the WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission, a large scale emergency operation established to help save over 130 Wild Horses.  These Monero herd members are direct descendents of America’s most historic Mustangs; Spanish horses, Indian ponies and early Calvary mounts that once roamed the western region of the U.S. in great numbers, but are now under extreme threat of extinction. They had lost their protected rangeland homes in New Mexico and became at risk of barbaric slaughter.

These mares and foals together with approximately twenty other Mustangs have been positively identified as the El Rito Spanish Mustangs; descendants of the Spanish horses brought to the Americas by Juan de Onate in the 1500's. These rare blood line Mustangs were part of the Monero Mustang conservation program founded by WFLF’s Wild Horse Conservation Manager Sandi Claypoole. This special conservation program was established for their protection after they had narrowly escaped government eradication.  

The WFLF Monero Mustangs Rescue Mission is a grass roots effort to save the lives of these endangered Mustangs. Donations in support of this effort are helping to provide feed, medical care, transport and safe haven placement for these survivors; to assure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again. Volunteer rescue team members have been working around the clock to truck in hay and water on a daily basis to keep them fed.  The last of the herd members are being evacuated out of the temporary shelters in New Mexico where they had received emergency refuge. 

"With wild mustang herds across the west vanishing, the importance of protecting and preserving them, and providing the public the opportunity to view and experience wild mustangs in their natural environment is essential to the history and the future of our Nation," adds Ms. Louise. "WFLF is poised to welcome these special rare breed Spanish Mustangs to its California sanctuary program where they will soon join the Red Rock Herd of sacred Navajo Mustangs.”  



Collaborative support and donations go a long way in helping to save and care for rescue horses in need.  Community members have helped to pay for hay, veterinary medical care and transport, but continued in-kind support and donations are needed to see this mission through.  The ASPCA donated $14,000 to help with hay, transport and veterinary care. Best Friends Animal Society donated $3,000 to help with Coggins tests and $1,500 to help pay for hay to feed the mares and foals during their stay in AZ.

The last of the Spanish Mustangs will be arriving to WFLF in California  over the next few days. Community members are encouraged to help by sponsoring a Mustang in need. Donations will help keep their hay supplies replenished and pay for needed vet care. Through monthly gifts and one-time donations supporters can help save lives and secure ongoing quality care for these special beings.   100% of each donation goes directly to help the horses, and helps to assure that these vulnerable imperiled horses will never be at risk again.
WFLF partnered with the Monero Mustangs in April 2014, and has since successfully placed the majority of these imperiled horses into new sanctuary habitats.  "Horses heal our hearts and they can heal the lands” adds Katia Louise. “As ambassadors for the horse nation these wild horses are helping to educate and show the world that the re-introduction of horses to America’s rangelands, in truth can rejuvenate the environment.”

Craig Downer, BOD Wild for Life Foundation, wildlife ecologist, and author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” points out that wild horses are a big benefit to the ecosystem. They help to create that very important soil substance known as Humus...which makes the soils more nutrient-rich, adhesive and more retentive to water. This aids greatly in increasing the moisture of soils and elevating the water tables. The manure of wild horses builds the soils and disperses the intact seeds of many species to a much greater degree than cattle and sheep. Wild free-roaming horses also greatly reduce the possibility of catastrophic fires which can sterilize the soils and destroy its seed banks.” 

About The Wild For Life Foundation: Founded in 2008, the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) U.S. registered tax exempt nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines through rescue, sanctuary and education.  The WFLF has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide safe harbor for at risk animals, providing the space, natural habitat and quality of care which they deserve.  WFLF and its wild horse preservation initiative serve as an educational platform for the protection and preservation of America’s imperiled wild horses and burros. The WFLF provides community enrichment through charitable equine assisted learning activities to aid youth and adults in building positive life skills.  To find out more about Wild for Life Foundation, please visit us on Facebook or our websites at www.wildforlifefoundation.org , www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org, www.SavingAmericasHorses.org Federal ID No. 26-3052458


About Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary: Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization accredited under the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries for adhering to the true mission of providing safe haven and humane care for abused animals. Equine Voices is exemplary in their work to help pregnant mares cruelly exploited for urine collection, used in the manufacturing of Premarin. Not only does Equine Voices rescue the horses that are victims of this ruthless industry and the cast-off foals created by the process, but they also work to educate the public and members of the medical community about the source of these estrogen-replacement drugs and the cruelty inherent in procuring them.  Equine Voices is a voice for all horses and other equines who cannot speak for themselves, and works to end their senseless abuse, suffering and slaughter. On the web- http://www.equinevoices.org/horses/



Media Contacts:

Wild For Life Foundation
Kate Dudley

Phone: 310.439.9817

Equine Voices
Karen Pomroy
Karen@equinevoices.org
520-398-2814

Wild Horse Expert and Conservationist, Sandi Claypool, joins Wild For Life Foundation as the new Wild Horse Conservation Manager in California



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wild Horse Expert and Conservationist, Sandi Claypool, joins Wild For Life Foundation as the new Wild Horse Conservation Manager in California

July 12, 2014 - The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is pleased to announce that Sandi Claypool will
be joining the WFLF Sanctuary Program Team as the new on site Wild Horse Conservation Manager.
Sandi Claypool is a wild horse expert and the founder of Monero Mustangs of New Mexico.  She has dedicated her life to keeping the genetic pool of the original Spanish El Rito Mustang alive. As an educator, Sandi will bring a wealth of knowledge to our wild horse educational program, about the treasure of this regal and adaptive band of vanishing 'El Rito' Spanish that helped build the west.  “Our American Mustang has impacted every race and every culture in the building of our Nation. These iconic living legends helped fight our battles, conquer and build settlements in our Nation, deliver our mail, transport doctors to the sick, transported supplies, and fought in our nations wars on all sides, says Ms Claypool.  “The symbol of freedom they represent during turbulent times is a great healer of broken hearts.”

Referred to by many as the Spanish horses, these Mustangs trace their lineage back to the reintroduction of equines to North America by the Spaniards in the 1500's.  These majestic icons now need homes after narrowly escaping government eradication.

Just recently the Monero Mustangs lost their freedom and their homes on the open rangelands in New Mexico and were in grave danger of going to slaughter. The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) partnered with Monero Mustangs in April, in effort to save these majestic Mustangs and because of YOU, and every single friend who has sent in donations this large scale emergency rescue mission is nearly complete. “It’s so important in these times of great need to band together, to partner and collaborate,” says Katia Louise. “We’ve got to stick together, especially when the going gets tough, and do everything possible to help each other on behalf of the horses in need.”  

Wild For Life Foundation launched the WFLF Monero Mustang Rescue and Recovery Mission to save the
lives of these majestic individual horses, and also to assure that the Monero Mustang legacy will live on. "With wild mustang herds across the west vanishing, the importance of protecting and preserving them, and providing the public the opportunity to view and experience wild mustangs in their natural environment is essential to the history and the future of our Nation," adds Ms. Louise.

Since late 2013, WFLF has rescued and placed more than 180 wild Mustangs, including approximately 140 Monero Mustangs, and 40 Navajo Mustangs, including 21 orphaned foals (ages 1-6 months old), and several pregnant mares who all had lost their freedom and their homes in New Mexico. The baby horses had been orphaned as a result of the roundups and slaughter, which the vast majority of American people oppose. 

"The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), a nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic horses through rescue, sanctuary, and education, is setting up a permanent public benefit sanctuary where horses and people are partners in healing," said WFLF's founder Katia Louise. WFLF will be re-homing 50-60 of these rescued Spanish and Navajo Mustangs, and give them a permanent natural habitat sanctuary within 30-60 minutes of San Diego.  Sandi and the last couple groups of Spanish horses are due to arrive in California sometime later this month.

Donations to WFLF's 'Seeds of Life' fundraising program will support its sustainable sanctuary expansion project which will make a meaningful difference in the lives of both people and animals.  Or, through monthly gifts of $10 or more, Lifeline Legacy Members can help secure permanent quality care and habitats for these victimized animals. Monthly giving is the easiest way to support WFLF's lifesaving mission. Each monthly gift helps to provide a consistent, reliable income stream that allows the rescue and sanctuary team to tackle whatever case may come through the door, and helps to assure that these vulnerable victimized horses will never be at risk of mistreatment again!

The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a U.S. registered tax exempt 501 (c)3 nonprofit charity dedicated to protecting America's equines through rescue, rehabilitation, education and sanctuary. The WFLF provides programs with a focus on community enrichment, including wild horse preserves, equine wellness activities and robust equine assisted programs for active duty military, veterans and their families, as well as disadvantaged youth and others in need. We save the lives of homeless, mistreated and slaughter bound horses whose healing hearts enhance the lives of people.  Federal ID Number: 26-3052458

Visit WFLF: www.WildForLifeFoundation.org
Email: info@WildforLifeFoundation.org
Phone: 310.439.9817

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