Wild for Life Foundation
Lifetime Equine Refuge
February 4, 2013
Media Contact: Kate Dudley
ASPCA helps Lifetime Equine Refuge Save Lives
Los Angeles, CA —The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) today announced the successful outcome of the ASPCA’s support to help to purchase hay for rescue horses.
“Hay can mean the difference of life and death to a horse and it can be hard to come by especially during drought years,” said Katia Louise, program director of Wild for Life Foundation’s Lifetime Equine Refuge. “Many families have sadly had to part with their horses in recent years as a result of the economic downturn and many of these horses arrive at the rescue severely underweight,” adds Katia Louise. “The funds from the ASPCA have helped to purchase good quality hay for the provision of vital nutrition as needed for rescue horses that receive a second chance at life through our equine rescue program.”
With drought reports stretching across more than 65% of the country, equine welfare organizations across the west were scrambling to secure winter hay for the rescue horses in their care. But through a September, 2012, ASPCA Equine Fund - Hay Bale Out initiative, the ASPCA offered financial support to qualified equine rescue programs and groups that care for them, to help keep equines alive and keep these groups afloat.
Wild for Life Foundation is honored and grateful to accept the ASPCA’s lifesaving support which came just in time to secure winter hay for our rescue horses. The ASPCA Equine Fund - Hay Bale Out enabled us to purchase enough hay to make it through the crucial winter months when hay funds were at their lowest. Funds received made it possible to purchase enough hay in advance to get through December and January.
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 the prevention of cruelty to animals.