FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12. 2016, Riverside, CA —The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) today announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA®. The grant money will be used as funding to hire trainer(s) for rescue horses to evaluate previous training, correct behavioral problems, basic manners, to providing ground training and training under saddle.
For over eight years WFLF has been saving animals from abuse and neglect and often the animals
return to full health. “Many of our horses come to us from law enforcement cases and are rescued from other life threatening situations. They are neglected, abused, and stray. We don’t know how much, if any, training they’ve received before coming to us. Some are candidates for socialization and training (particularly those born after their mothers come into the rescue), and this training fund will benefit them,” said Katia Louise, Executive Director of WFLF. “This grant allows us to find out what our horses know and provide the training that will help them find new homes.”
“The ASPCA is grateful to rescue groups like the Wild For Life Foundation who step in to care for and rehabilitate horses who have been abused or neglected,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “We are pleased to award them this grant to assist their efforts to protect horses in need, and we applaud their commitment to equine training.” The ASPCA Equine Fund grants program awards equine organizations which strive to achieve best practices, including excellent animal care, and whose focus and expertise is concentrated on reducing the suffering of equines who have lost their homes or been cruelly treated. For more information, please visit www.wildforlifefoundation.org
The Lifetime Equine Refuge is the primary equine rescue and recovery program under the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating life and healing through animal rescue, sanctuary, and education. WFLF is a grassroots charity established for the prevention of cruelty to animals with a focus on animal and wildlife protection. Among our greatest concerns are imperiled wild horses and burros, abused, neglected and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and inadequate standards of protection for America’s equine population as a whole. If you would like to help this cause please consider donating, fostering or adopting. Every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation.
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