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