Give Hope to Horses in 2015

There's only two days left to make a year-end gift to the Wild For Life Foundation. Please, give hope to horses in 2015. Together, we can make it the most successful year yet in our fight to prevent the suffering and spare the lives of victimized wild and domestic equines.  But we need your help to make this happen.
And when you give to the Wild For Life Foundation, you can be assured that your gift will be used to make the greatest possible impact.
The Wild For Life Foundation is recognized and honored as a longtime GuideStar Exchange Gold level recipient, demonstrating the Wild For Life Foundation’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability as recognized by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information.
There has never been a better time to give hope to horses with your donation to the Wild For Life Foundation. Help us start the New Year strong and keep our change-driving and lifesaving momentum at maximum intensity.


No amount is too small. Donate today
  • $25     Will help feed orphaned foals and hungry rescue horses
  • $100   Will help pay for needed vaccines
  • $500   Will help provide urgently needed veterinary medical care for rescue horses in need
  • $1000 Will pay for enough hay to feed 45 horses for a week
As we look forward to 2015, we extend our utmost gratitude to everyone who has supported our mission and our efforts to save, protect and preserve victimized horses and burros in need. We could not accomplish our work without your continued kind and generous support!
From all of your friends at the Wild For Life Foundation and Saving America’s Horses we wish you a happy New Year. 2015 will be a year of even more victories for animals, and we are indeed grateful to have you as our partner.
Please consider making a difference in the lives of these victimized animals today.   
Sincerely,
Katia Louise, Founder, President, Volunteer Executive Director
The Wild For Life Foundation


P.S. Just two days remain to  make your special year-end gift by midnight on December 31. Don’t delay. Give now

The Wild For Life Foundation is a federally registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity which relies 100% on donations. Our work is only made possible with the generous help from our community of supporters. We thank you for your commitment to our mission to save, protect and preserve America's horses. Contributions may be made payable to Wild for Life Foundation and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Federal ID No. 26-3052458  

To contribute by mail:
Wild for Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

Giving Thanks and Giving Back


Every donation counts!  Donate Now

JOIN US in Giving Thanks for the honor and privilege to serve America’s majestic horses. They heal our hearts and heal our lands; they make our world whole. We at Saving 's Horses and Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) cherish every moment we spend caring for horses in need, providing for them and saving their lives.
AND, as we rejoice in the season of thanks, we extend our utmost gratitude to everyone who has supported our mission and our efforts to save, protect and preserve victimized horses and burros in need. We could not accomplish our work without your continued kind and generous support!



As you spend time with your loved ones and reflect on all the wonderful moments of the past year, we hope you will take a moment to reflect on the profound work of the Wild For Life Foundation. We encourage you to support the work that we do. The lives that our Rescue and Sanctuary Team has touched and the stories we have shared celebrate the enduring strength of survival, and the power of compassion and faith to heal the heart even in the midst of unimaginable loss.
  • $25     Will help feed orphaned foals and hungry rescue horses
  • $100   Will help pay for needed vaccines
  • $500   Will help provide urgently needed veterinary medical care for rescue horses in need
Won’t you open the door to your heart this holiday season to horses in desperate need? 

Your generous gift will help ensure that this vital program remains part of the care available to starved, displaced, abused, neglected and slaughter bound wild and domestic horses served by the Wild For Life Foundation. 
Please consider making a difference in the lives of these victimized animals today.   


Warmest holiday wishes from our family to yours,
Katia Louise, Founder, President, Volunteer Executive Director
The Wild For Life Foundation

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the lifesaving equine rescue and sanctuary program under the Wild For Life Foundation. Wild For Life Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity which relies 100% on donations. Our work is only made possible with the generous help from our community of supporters. We thank you for your commitment to our mission to save, protect and preserve America's horses. Contributions may be made payable to Wild for Life Foundation and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Federal ID No. 26-3052458  

To contribute by mail:
Wild for Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

Marley the donkey gets a new lease on life

Good news! Marley get a new lease on life! 
Marley is a standard sized wooly donkey rescued by WFLF. He had sadly been neglected by his previous owner and then abandoned in the Santa Ana Mountains where he was discovered by a Good Samaritan. County animal services was dispatched but it was determined that Marley’s severe neglected condition would require such special care that his only hope was if a rescue organization could take him in. Marley had been placed on the euthanasia list and there was no time to spare. "When we arrived to pick Marley up at the shelter we found him frightened, hungry and with large gaping infected wounds on his face and legs," says Katia Louise of the Wild For Life Foundation.

Marley had fully healed from his apparent physical wounds and thanks to the generous support of the Onyx and Breezy Foundation he was scheduled to be gelded on Wednesday last week, but during the procedure they discovered multiple tumors. A biopsy is being done which will tell us more, and we are praying that his tumors are benign.
 

Marley was in the hospital since Wednesday receiving the best of quality care. It was determined that a second and more specialized surgery was needed to remove the tumors and complete his castration due to a condition known as the Cryptorchidism. In Marley's case it was determined that his testes had reascended and moved to his abdomen -- and his scrotum was filled with tumors.
Marley was released from the veterinary hospital Saturday. Thanks to you, our Village of compassionate
supporters WFLF was able to secure Marley's needed surgery. He will be recovering over the next couple weeks back in the comfort of WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge, and as always, getting loads of attention. Marley has a lot of swelling which is to be expected, but his surgery went well. He is being bathed in love and receiving the best of care!

Biopsies of the tumors were taken and they were removed. We are hoping they are benign. We expect to learn more next week.

Please join us in prayer for Marley.  If you would like to help sponsor Marley, please contact WFLF directly at info@wildforlifefoundation.org

Tax deductible donations can be made at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3ZRRBK6W3BULG
 


Wild For Life Foundation extends a special heartfelt thanks to Dr Wan and his fabulous & caring team at Equine Vet Specialists in Norco, CA!

Marley is a sweet donkey that just needed someone that cared enough to give him a second chance at life, and thanks to kind support from people like you, Marley is receiving the best second chance possible at WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge.

Thank you!

To support Marley and other needy animals like him please visit: www.WildForLifeFoundation.org

Bingo Helps to Feed Rescued Mustangs


Success! Many thanks to everyone who came out in support of WFLF’s Bingo fundraiser last night! It was a packed house! The goal to raise funds to purchase hay to feed the rescued Navajo Mustangs and foals in WFLF’s Sanctuary program, was a success. Great fun was had by all who attended and awareness was raised for the need to protect and preserve America’s horses.

Celebrities who attended include Kate Linder of “The Young and the Restless”, celebrity sports host,

Heather S Michaels and international award winning filmmaker, Katia Louise, amongst others who made appearances on behalf of benefiting the Wild For Life Foundation charity mission to save horses' lives.

The success of the fundraiser will feed 20 Mustangs for approx 2 weeks, which helps a lot, but more support is needed to help feed and save more horses. “We are looking to rally twenty-five hundred horse loving people who are generously willing to donate $10 monthly to help off-set the cost of food, medical care and housing for rescue horses,” says Katia Louise, filmmaker Saving America’s Horses. “Monthly giving is the easiest way to support the lifesaving mission of Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF). Your monthly gifts provide a consistent, reliable lifeline stream that allows WFLF to tackle whatever case comes through their doors.” Lifeline Legacy Circle Members can be anonymous or receive recognition. Either way this kind and loyal group of individuals and families help assure that victimized equines will never be mistreated, roundup up or at risk of slaughter again!

Join the circle by making a monthly pledge today!
http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/lifelinelegacy.html

Learn more about WFLF: www.WildForLifeFoundation.org
Like WFLF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildforLifeFoundation

Please share to help raise more support for horses in need. Thank you!

BINGO to FEED HUNGRY RESCUE HORSES!!

BINGO to FEED HUNGRY RESCUE HORSES!! Wild for Life Foundation is excited and looking forward
to A Night of BINGO on June 10th! Funds raised will help feed victimized wild horses that have been saved from roundups and slaughter. Thank you! Please share!
If you will be in the LA area on June 10th... Come on out to a full-filled night to benefit Wild For Life Foundation's lifesaving equine rescue and recovery program.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 10th, 7PM
WHERE: Viva Cantina, Burbank, CA
10 ROUNDS of BINGO with fabulous PRIZES!
Meet Celebrity Caller, Heather Michaels and International award winning filmmaker of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, Katia Louise
Full Menu and Bar
Suggested donation $20
Reservations: BrownPaperTickets.com
Search term: Viva Cantina, or
bingoboy@bingoboyinc.com

Proceeds to benefit the Wild For Life Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic horses and burros though rescue, rehabilitation, education and sanctuary.
Learn more:
www.WildForLifeFoundation.org

BREAKING: California auctioneer charged for sending horse to slaughter



June 6, 2014, California auctioneer charged for sending horse to slaughter.
Madera County Sherriff and KPIX Channel 5 News reports auctioneer Billy Ray Brown Jr., was arrested and charged in a case involving professional rodeo horses and CA auction records traced to a slaughterhouse in Canada.
Many California (CA) residents are shocked by the news which broke yesterday on the heels of an
investigation probing into the illegal CA trade of horses for slaughter. “It’s been going on for years”, states Katia Louise, Wild For Life Foundation President, Director, Saving America’s Horses. “CA horses through no fault of their own, wind up at these auction houses where known kill-buyers seek to meet their quota as driven by the foreign market for horsemeat.  Once designated as food animals most protections under the humane laws no longer apply to them. The records of their sale(s) are conveniently lost or somehow unavailable, making it next to impossible to trace their torturous journey through the slaughter pipeline.  
The average American doesn’t realize that America's wild and domestic horses and burros are being sold in a seedy underground market for their meat at auction and shipped to slaughter in Mexico and Canada for human consumption abroad. Polls indicate of those Americans who are aware, 80% are opposed to these insidious activities.
The 1998 CA 'Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption' prohibits any person from possessing, transferring, receiving or holding any horse, pony, burro or mule with intent to kill it or have it killed, where the person knows or should know that any part of the animal will be used for human consumption, and provides that a violation constitutes a felony offense.  “But horses are virtually being laundered through auction, trade and backyard barn sales, adds Ms Louise.  “The total lack of enforcement is fueled by an absence of appropriated funds which enables the transfer and transport of equines without regulatory inspections or paper trails.”  Yesterday’s summer camp ponies, today’s racehorses and tomorrow’s family pet ponies whose boarding contracts go unpaid, are disappearing across CA state borders into neighboring states where no protective laws exist.
Just last month, the 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill was approved by the Senate with defunding language intact, which prohibits federally required inspections of horse slaughter facilities in the United States. Without funding for USDA inspections of horsemeat, horse slaughter plants cannot re-open in the U.S. However, there are no federal laws prohibiting the sale or transport of horses across federal borders to be slaughtered outside of the states.
Due to the absence of this federal protection, over 100,000 American horses are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year. What most people don't realize is that 92% of the horses sent to slaughter are sound, young and healthy. These are among America’s finest and brightest horses; champion show horses, Thoroughbred racehorses, professional rodeo horses and even wild horses taken from their native lands.
What can people do to help the horses?
Get the true facts and help raise awareness. Support Wild For Life Foundation and other reputable anti-slaughter equine rescues and sanctuaries.  Ask your state representatives to support the currently pending federal legislation; HR 1094 and SB 541, (the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013), which would prohibit the sale or transport of equines and equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for human consumption.  Talk to others in your local horse communities and encourage them to implement protective measures to keep horses from being sold, given away or auctioned for slaughter.  Enforceable safety provisions can help assure their horses' safety and welfare for the lifetime of each horse.

Learn more and share: www.SavingAmericasHorses.org
http://www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org/adoption.html
Watch Saving America's Horses trailer: http://youtu.be/7Qb68DTz5RQ

Read the June 5th article about the arrest of the CA auctioneer: http://tinyurl.com/lvbbgj5

BINGO to Benefit Horses! - Save the Date!

Bingo Boy brings BINGO to Benefit HORSES!
Tuesday, June  10th,  7PM
Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA


With Celebrity Caller
Heather Michaels

10 ROUNDS of BINGO with Fabulous PRIZES!

Meet SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES filmmaker, KATIA LOUISE

Hosted by BINGO BOY and Bingo Hostess ROXY WOOD!

Full Menu and Bar

Suggested Donation $20

For Reservations Visit:
Brown Paper Tickets.com
Search term “Viva Cantina” or
Email bingoboy@bingoboyinc.com

www.bingoboyinc.com    www.wildforlifefoundation.org

Lifesaving Mission to Aid America's Horses


April 9, 2014
Dear friends, animal lovers and humanitarians,
Saving America's Horses is an educational documentary film project under the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) charity. It tells the powerful story about what's happening with our horses in this country, and it provides us with viable solutions for change. WFLF is putting those solutions into action, and with your support the Wild For Life Foundation has stepped up during very troubling times and taken responsibility for horses victimized by cruelty and displacement. Together we have saved hundreds of horses from being butchered alive - but 'rescue' is just the beginning of a long, dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life for these captured, abused and neglected victims. These displaced horses need us together more than ever to keep our promise so that they will never be at risk again.

Wild For Life Foundation needs your financial support, so we can continue providing for those whose lives we’ve saved together.

In addition to educating the public, WFLF saves and rehabilitates horses in need, many of which come in as starvation cases because of the tough economy. We rescue victimized wild horses who have been rounded up and are at risk of slaughter. In fact, WFLF rescue team members are working around the clock on a large scale rescue mission in New Mexico with over 100 Mustangs whose lives are in grave danger. WFLF is helping to save the Monero Mustangs from going to slaughter through the provision of lifesaving hay, vetting, transport and placement of this large herd in family bands to new safe and natural habitats where they can live out their lives as nature intended.  YOUR donation today can help save hundreds of lives.

Because of YOU and every single friend who has sent in donations, nutritious hay is being delivered to feed and save these and other imperiled Mustangs! However, this recent outpouring of support doesn’t mean Wild For Life Foundation is safe.  It costs more than a third of a million dollars to feed, house and care for 100 rescue horses each year. Each rescue horse costs WFLF about $350 a month to take care of, which by comparison to many other programs is half of the cost per horse. That's because we do everything possible to keep expenses down and make your donation dollars go as far as possible for the horses. We are a volunteer based charity and our expert team of dedicated board members and staff contributions of time and talent are all donated.

America’s horses need your help! Never before has there been a need so great for the protection of America’s horses. We receive heartbreaking calls and emails every single day, and knowing these horses will go to slaughter - and understanding the unspeakable torture they are forced to endure is more than most people can bear. We cry every time we have to say ‘no’.

 YOU make it possible for Wild for Life Foundation to save horses’ lives. We can’t do this work without you.

Since founded in 2008, the Wild for Life Foundation, in just a few short years, has become internationally recognized as a leader in animal welfare. Since we began, the number of animals coming into our program has grown exponentially, from just a few animals annually to more than one hundred each year. We’ve conducted undercover investigations; we’ve exposed cruelty, and held equine abusers to account. We’ve turned up the heat on the insidious trade of horsemeat; and have inspired more Americans to make compassionate, cruelty-free choices. Through our educational media program, WFLF’s multi-international-award winning film, SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES has become a powerful podium with a dynamic reach to animal lovers worldwide.

While the Wild For Life Foundation has met these challenges, continued donations are needed to keep up with the exploding demand.  The Wild for Life Foundation needs your continued support in order to meet the needs of the animals we serve.

The Wild For Life Foundation relies 100% on tax deductible donations from caring and compassionate people like you. Please consider making a meaningful donation today.

Your contribution of any size will make a difference!

Sincerely,
Katia Louise
President, Founder and volunteer Executive Director
The Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America’s Horses
Lifetime Equine Refuge
Office: 310.439.9817

www.WildForLifeFoundation.org
www.SavingAmericasHorses.org
www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org

Please make checks payable to “Wild for Life Foundation”. Mailing address: 19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236, Riverside, CA 92508.  Donate online or by phone. We accept Visa/ MasterCard/ Discover/ America Express: Phone: 310.439.9817.
Company Sponsorship Contact Corporate Giving via email at corporategiving@wildforlifefoundation.org to discuss how your company and Wild For Life Foundation can create a partnership that meets your objectives while obtaining the goals of our mission.
The Wild for Life Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity which relies solely on donations. EIN: 26-3052458 Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie is an educational multi-media project under the WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION  and WFLF'S SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES INITIATIVE is an international consortium of scientists, equine welfare experts, researchers, and horse advocates working together to promote wild horse conservation and preservation initiatives with a focus on the prevention of equine cruelty.