ASPCA Hay Bale-Out Helps Equines in California

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ASPCA Hay Bale-Out Helps Equines in California

October 25, 2011

Los Angeles, CA: In September, the ASPCA announced that they’re granting funds to equine welfare organizations and animal control agencies across the country as part of their “Hay Bale-Out” program. The funds will provide relief for horses impacted by the high cost and short supply of hay—problems that are largely due to regional drought and wildfires.

“The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), Lifetime Equine Refuge is grateful to accept this funding from the ASPCA,” states Katia Louise, equine rescue and sanctuary manager at WFLF. “These funds will help make a difference in the lives of rescue equines at our rescue and sanctuary as the effects of the drought continue to be realized.”

The ASPCA Equine Fund provides grants to non-profit equine welfare organizations in the United States for  purposes in alignment with their efforts to protect horses. The ASPCA Equine Fund grants program seeks to award equine organizations who strive to achieve best practices, including maintenance of updated websites and robust fundraising practices. To learn more about the ASPCA Equine Fund, visit

The WFLF’s Lifetime Equine Refuge is dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship to rescue horses in need, and strives to engage the public in learning experiences that inspire advocacy for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

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October News 2012

Quarterly News
From Lifetime Equine Refuge
October 2012

Every moment of every day, the Wild for Life Foundation and our broad network of partners are working together to change, improve, and save lives… and make the world a better place. Here are a couple great examples of how we are making a difference for horses in need.

Finesse is an off track Thoroughbred that WFLF Lifetime Equine Refuge rescued from the California slaughter pipeline. It’s not known how she incurred the serious laceration to her ear, but she needed emergency surgery and with many thanks to generous supporters like you, and the aid of After the Finish Line, Finesse was able to receive the emergency vet care she needed. She got her stitches out last month and she is still healing beneath the layers that had been sewn back on so it's too soon to know how much of her ear will make it, but she is a trooper. She is receiving ongoing care along with lots of love from WFLF’s rescue staff and we are hoping for a full recovery.

Teeth Exams and Floating
Periodic dental examinations are essential to the health of a horse and thanks to the generous support of After the Finish Line four of our off track Thoroughbreds are receiving dental exams and floating this month. Floating removes the sharp enamel points, corrects and prevents other dental problems such as gum disease and tooth infections, etc.

Horses that suffer from dental problems may have discomfort, difficulty chewing and even experience loss of body condition. The age of a horse affects the degree of attention and frequency of dental care required and at Lifetime Equine Refuge each horse has its own complete health file so we can keep track of when it’s time for dental maintenance on an individual basis.

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the lifesaving equine protection program under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a CA 501 (c)(3) volunteer based charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving horses in need. Lifetime Equine Refuge is dedicated to saving lives and providing a second chance to horses in need. We strive to provide protection from cruelty for all equine breeds through rescue, sanctuary, adoption, foster, equine assisted learning and humane education.

Thank you for your continued support for the Wild for Life Foundation. Your support is saving lives and making the work we do for the horses possible.

Lifetime Equine Refuge