Two CA Companion Horses rescued, but still need help

For Immediate Release

Wild for Life Foundation Press Release, April 1, 2013

Wild for Life Foundation, Lifetime Equine Refuge (WFLF-LER) just rescued two companion horses from a property in the Riverside County. The horses were extremely emaciated and for the next 60 to 90 days, they will receive special care in a safe and loving environment.  Although the horses have technically been rescued, they still need a home for their extended recovery and that could take months, if not a year or more. WFLF-LER is working with individual members of the equestrian community to find a solution that will restore them to health and provide them with lifelong care.

Three horses were recently discovered by WFLF after the owner's mother called for help. Her son had not been able to provide for them after being in an accident. The Chestnut Arabian mare, named Coco and QH paint stallion called Rocky are now safe, but Sky, the third horse belonged to the owner's sister, who recently passed away. The distraught children and family members are thankful that Coco and Rocky are getting the care they need, but they just couldn't part with Sky just yet. WFLF will continue to provide feed and hay to the property where Sky remains and will be checking in on her regularly.

“We are grateful to the kind hearted people who are helping to make this rescue mission possible,” said Katia Louise, president, WFLF-LER.  “This is just the beginning for these horses and WFLF-LER is fortunate that caring individuals are willing to partner with our nonprofit rescue organization to help find creative solutions for horses with such dire need.”

Those interested in helping these horses recover are invited to support this rescue mission with a tax deductible donation to Wild for Life Foundation. Experienced equine care providers interested in helping to foster or adopt a horse in need are invited to join WFLF's Safe Haven Network. With your help, these horses and others like them can be placed in safe and loving homes with a second chance at life. 

WFLF’s Lifetime Equine Refuge rescues abused, neglected and at risk equines of all breeds and provides them with needed vet care, feed, shelter and forever safe haven. Lifetime Equine Refuge is the sister program to WFLF’s Saving America’s Horses Initiative, an international consortium of equine professionals and educators working to break the cycle of animal cruelty for wild and domestic equines and raise awareness about practices that cause enormous suffering.  

WFLF-LER is also a member of the Home for Horses Coalition, a national organization dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine abuse while promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue and protection community. We work in compliance with the Rescue and Retirement Guidelines of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Wild for Life Foundation is a 501c3, nonprofit charity that relies 100 % on donations. Donations to WFLF are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Those that have room in their barn for a horse in need are urged to contact WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge directly. EDITOR: The horses are available for photos and video through WFLF- LER. 

Lifetime Equine Refuge

Contact: Kate Dudley


Partnering rescue organizations are encouraged to network and collaborate for the provision of the safest and most expedient long term placement possible.