Meet Sassy!!

Sassy, the Thoroughbred finds forever safety and loving care

WFLF Lifetime Equine Refuge welcomes Sassy, a Thoroughbred mare, just rescued. We extend our thanks for the kindness and generosity of the many donors that made her rescue possible. We are partnering with SCTR who will be taking Sassy in and providing her care and training. Your donations have secured a full year of sponsorship for this very lucky horse.

Sassy is a 14 year old Thoroughbred that never raced and due to economic problems, she was at risk for slaughter. This beautiful mare just needed a second chance, but her days became numbered without a safe place to go.  Supporters of Wild for Life Foundation were alerted that Sassy needed help and a full week went by while volunteers made calls on her behalf. It had come down to the wire for Sassy, but a handful of dedicated supporters scrambled to raise enough funds for this very lucky horse. 

This week WFLF Lifetime Equine Refuge rescued and delivered Sassy to our partnering rescue, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (SCTR). Sassy was so excited to arrive at SCTR :) You could see the smile in her eyes!

Sassy was able to spend the afternoon in the round pen just after arriving, where she rolled and rolled and rolled! Each time before she got up she did this really cute pose.

The fight to end horse slaughter has gone on for well over a decade in the U.S. with protective legislation introduced each congressional session; only to be later squelched as a result of the powerful lobby that is pushing to reopen horse slaughter plants in America.

Documented evidence of egregious violations and a lack of enforcement by the USDA in U.S. slaughterhouses led to the defunding of USDA inspections in 2007, but in the absence of federal ban on horse slaughter, our wild and domestic horses continue to be shipped across federal borders where they are slaughtered just as inhumanely to this very day.

In order to effect change, we  are educating the public through the world's most powerful visual resource, cinema. "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" is the lifesaving documentary film that can change everything for our horses. It's an intelligent and hard hitting expose` that will wake up and shake up the public so that they will take the action needed to pass pending federal legislation.

As we work around the clock to bring the truth forward we also rely on your continued support to make freedom for the horses a reality. By helping to spread the word and telling your friends about WFLF's "Saving America's Horses" and Lifetime Equine Refuge, you are giving the horses the voice they so very much deserve.   

Watch for news and updates about how Sassy is doing by following WFLF on Facebook and by visiting SCTR.

On behalf of everyone at Wild for Life Foundation, we extend our deepest gratitude to the many people that support our mission.

Lifetime Equine Refuge is part of the equine protection program under Wild for Life Foundation, an all volunteer run, registered 501(c)(3) charity striving to saving, protect and preserves equines. Donations are tax deductible and can be made by visiting

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Heroes for Horses Educate and Inspire!

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America’s Horses
Los Angeles, Jan 17, 2012

Heroes for Horses Educate and Inspire by unveiling Saving America's Horses new brochures.   To help launch the endeavor, featured cast member Beverly Strauss of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue and PJ O'Dwyer - author of "Relentless" are generously sponsoring beautiful color prints for the lucky visitors of this year's Horse World Expo in Maryland.

Meet former racehorse trainer turned longtime dedicated horse rescuer, Beverly Strauss; a featured cast member of the landmark film, "Saving America's Horses"... and also meet author PJ O'Dwyer of the acclaimed new novel, "Relentless". Visitors of their booths can take home a stunning print, compliments of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue and PJ O'Dwyer, Jan. 20-22 at the Expo.

"The front side of the print brochure boasts a beautiful landscape with wild horses that we filmed at Return to Freedom's Wild Horse Sanctuary during the making of this life changing film, ...and the descriptive content captures the essence and  intrigue of "Saving America's Horses" explains the filmmaker, Katia Louise. The back side is completely educational and includes talking points and information on the protective legislation.

Sample excerpt: "Adventure across America’s beautiful countryside exploring the world of wild horses as never seen before; 'Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed' presents a focused look into the world of equines both wild and domestic. Yesterday’s Thoroughbred racehorses and today’s wild Mustangs are finding themselves thrown together on journeys unknown, to places far away..."

2012 brings a new year of hope with the public release of "Saving America's Horses" just around the corner, and Wild for Life Foundation is honored to have the support of caring advocates, like Beverly Strauss and PJ O'Dwyer taking part in such meaningful ways. MidAtlantic Horse Rescue is also a Championship Supporter...and will also be accepting donations toward the 2012 public release of "Saving America's Horses" at the Expo!

We are delighted to recognize and honor Beverly Strauss and PJ O'Dwyer as "Saving America's Horses" Heroes for Horses in recognition of their benevolence and support for the horses.  Check out the "Saving America's Horses" Ambassador and Heroes page now! 

Now you can take part too! .. and see how YOUR LOGO can be included on the set of brochures that you sponsor.

Beverly Strauss is the Co Founder of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue. She’s a lifelong horsewoman, former racehorse trainer and owner. Beverly has been rescuing thoroughbreds from kill pens at livestock auctions for years; working with them and places them into new homes as riding horses and sport horses. Through MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Beverly has rescued and placed over 400 thoroughbreds directly, as well as saving another 500+ thoroughbreds for other rescues. Beverly Strauss is also a contributor to the award winning film, "Saving America's Horses", which brings much need awareness to the need for public support of horse rescue.

"Relentless" the novel by PJ O'Dwyer: When six horses go missing, headstrong horse rescue owner Bren Ryan becomes her neighbor’s prime suspect—she’s in the business of saving them, and he’s a kill buyer who slaughters them for profit. "RELENTLESS is a stirring and intriguing story that intertwines the important issues facing our horses. It made me laugh, cry and left me hanging on the edge of my seat more times than I can count." --Shelley Sawhook, American Horse Defense Fund Washington, D.C.  Advance Reader Copies of “Relentless” will be offered by the author at the expo with part of the proceeds going to “Saving America’s Horses”!

"Saving America's Horses" is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to protecting, saving and preserving wild and domestic equines. Donations to Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Learn more, order brochures, and to donate visit

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