Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission

Orphaned Navajo foals need your help! They are just 3-5 months old and were taken from their mothers who were shipped to slaughter. Wild horses and burros are being taken from their Native homes in the highly contested Navajo roundups which the vast majority of Navajo people oppose. 
Volunteer rescuers members from the WFLF's Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission have put their lives on hold to rescue, recover and evacuate survivors, and insure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again.
You can help save these innocent and sacred wild Navajo horses and burros by giving to this mission. Funds received will help pay for immediate transport, hay, veterinary medical care and housing.

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WFLF's Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission

Navajo Nation, NM - Sept. 20, 2013 - Rescue team members of WFLF's Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission are working behind the scenes daily in effort to rescue, recover and evacuate the captured Navajo horses and burros whose lives are at risk. Wild horses and burros are being taken from their Native homes in the highly contested Navajo roundups which the vast majority of  Navajo people oppose.  Just recently, a group of  3 - 5 month old foals were found after being taken away from their mothers, which have reportedly been shipped to slaughter.

 "We are dealing with a crisis situation, " says Katia Louise, President WFLF. "It's a tragedy. People are getting hurt and horses are dying."  Under threat of arrest, the Dine' (Navajo) horse owners are seeing their sacred horses and burros being 'run to death'; chased down by Navajo roundup rangers on ATV's." 

In testament to their public OPPOSITION to the wild horse roundups and slaughter, the Nahooka' Dine' (Navajo Elders and Medicine People) unanimously passed a resolution stating, "We strongly urge the Navajo Nation and U.S. Government, Bureau of Indian Affairs, DOI, USDA, to stop the desecration and destruction of the Diné Way of Life and Spiritual Foundation by recklessly promoting and supporting the roundup and mass execution of our relative, the horse."

Calls, emails and donations have begun to come in on behalf of this lifesaving effort. Partnering Rescue Organization and Individual Adoption applications for the orphaned Navajo foals can be requested by email at

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The Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission is providing the rescue, evacuation and placement services for these foals and other horses and burros saved from the Navajo roundups to insure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again. WFLF has partnered with local animal services to organize the rescue and help bring in support for the immediate needs of the surviving orphaned foals.

"We are grateful to WFLF's Safe Haven Rescue Team Members, and the collaborating rescues including Harmony Horseworks, and the many volunteers who are helping to get the word out on behalf of the Navajo horses in need," added Katia Louise.

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Orphaned Navajo Foals Saved From the Brink of Death

Navajo Nation, NM - Sept. 12, 2013 -  Mares and foals are being swept up 
along with other wild horses and burros during the US government funded Navajo roundups which the majority of Navajo people oppose.

Local tribal members have reported Navajo government rangers coming onto their property and confiscating virtually every horse, even from within their stalls and pens.  Horse owners are said to have two days to claim or save their horses, but in many cases owners didn’t learn about the roundup until the very moment when rangers were storming their property.   Both branded and unbranded horses captured in the Navajo roundup have reportedly been sold and shipped to slaughter without providing their owners a means to get them back.

According to an order by the NN government, livestock officials are to be responsible for maintaining accurate records of each equine including the description and identification, plus the purchase price, date, and location of the sale at the auction.  

A group of Navajo foals were recently discovered at a local livestock yard, who had been captured this past week, range in ages from 2-5 months. They were taken away from their mothers who have reportedly been shipped to slaughter.  These foals were rescued from the brink of death by rescue workers. There were originally 30 foals in this group, however 3 have since died. Several of the remaining 27 are now receiving continued veterinary medical care through a local animal clinic.

Wild for Life Foundation is partnering with a local shelter who will temporarily house the foals while we work on arrangements for their rescue, recovery and placement. Donations for feed and vet care during their stay at the shelter can be made to the shelter on line at

Please watch for updates on this story to learn about the ongoing rescue effort of these foals

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