Circle the Wagons to help WFLF Save and Protect America's Rescue Horses and Burros


Jan 31, 201, Riverside, CA - The severe and relentless rains and flooding of these past few weeks in Southern California have put Wild For Life Foundation’s Family of America’s Rescue Horses and Burros in Dire Need of Your Help.

A series of winter storms slammed our equine rescue facilities with torrential rain, flooding, and mud barreling through, washing out internal rescue access ways and leaving our the grounds saturated with ditches over 6' deep and up to 6' wide at the home of the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), and peaceful harbor rescue and sanctuary for over 75 horses and burros. 

Our all volunteer rescue team members have been digging trenches through mud and debris for days to drain pooling water, from the most recent onslaught of intense sustained, pouring rain, coupled with hail and snow which has left us crippled and in need of urgent disaster relief. 

The washed out roads have made the delivery of hay and feed very difficult. Our facilities have been hit hard with extensive storm damage. Urgent financial support is needed to clean up and get back to regular business.  

In just nine years, the Wild For Life Foundation has built a solid reputation based on integrity and compassion with its extraordinary work in advocacy and hands-on care for animals in desperate need of help. The successful WFLF rescue and sanctuary program specializes in the lifesaving and rehabilitation of wild and domestic equines and provides a safe home and haven, for animals in need.

The Wild for Life Foundation counts on your care and compassion to help us to protect and be there for our equine family, our needs are immediate —PLEASE give today. Donations can be made online, by mail or by wire transfer.

Wild For Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, #F3236
Riverside, CA 92508
Phone: 310.439.9817

Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a federally registered grassroots volunteer based nonprofit charity established for the prevention of cruelty to animals with a focus on animal welfare and the protection of wildlife. 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. We vigorously work to save, protect and preserve abused, neglected, displaced and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and educate to raise compassion and improve the standards of protection for America’s equine populations as a whole. Federal ID No. 26-3052458

Mustangs run free after narrowly escaping slaughter

This is a group of Mustang arrivals to Wild For Life Foundation's Lifetime equine Refuge sanctuary program - WFLF MMRM circa 2014. These Mustangs, including three pregnant mares had lost their safe and peaceful home in NM when their former rescue/ sanctuary org lost its gratis lease, and had no other means to save them. If not saved through the WFLF MMRM, approximately 150 horses, whose lives were in imminent danger, would have shipped to slaughter.

This was their first time to run free after being rescued out of a feedlot and narrowly escaping slaughter. Three healthy baby foals (two fillies and a colt) were born within a couple weeks of their arrival to California at one of WFLF's wild horse sanctuary facilities. They have since grown into healthy happy youngsters.

Some of these Mustangs had been featured in Wild For Life Foundation's international award winning documentary film, Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed which was released bi-coastally to theaters in 2012.

Approximately 100 members of the herd were transported out of NM and placed in sanctuary homes in several other states.
The last few remaining herd members were accepted into WFLF's family of rescued wild horses. 

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The history of WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission

The history of WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission -
In early 2014 the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) received a desperate plea of life and death urgency from the founder of Monero Mustangs, a New Mexico (NM) nonprofit organization (NPO) for emergency rescue assistance. Sadly the MM's entire herd of horses found themselves stranded in deserted feedlots without access to water or hay. Without the resources to house, feed and care for them, the Monero Mustangs (MM), a then failed/defunct NPO, was on the verge of losing its horses’ lives to unspeakable gruesome slaughter.

The WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission (WFLF MMRM) was launched by the Wild For Life Foundation as crisis intervention to save the MM horses lives and a means for providing emergency aid and helping to facilitate the urgent need for relocation and placement of these at risk horses. As an equine rescue and protection organization, an indisputable RESCUE NEED must be well established and plead by anyone seeking WFLF rescue assistance prior to the acceptance of their equines into WFLF’s program.

WFLF raised funds and utilized these resources to provide vital lifesaving equine rescue services and supplies to  meet the demands of this urgent RESCUE NEED.

In or about April of 2014, WFLF began providing emergency financial aid toward the direct care, feeding, transport and placement of these horses. Over the time it became evident that MM had been breeding their rescue horses and they had approximately 150 horses whose lives were in imminent life threatening danger.  WFLF additionally facilitated the placement of the majority of these horses into new 3rd third party homes.

As documented, MM, the surrendering owner, in fact made an urgent plea in writing to the Wild For Life Foundation to rescue and take in approximately 50 horses whose lives were said to be in imminent danger, and that MM had no other means to save them.

WFLF has paid for ongoing expenses related to the care and custody for the MM surrendered RESCUE NEED horses, which included unadoptable, pregnant and nursing foals, unborn foals, colts, fillies, senior horses, malnourished and injured mares, geldings and stallions, whom began arriving to WFLF facilities in September, 2014.

In or about mid June of 2015, WFLF transferred approximately thirty three of these horses for direct placement into a 3rd party sanctuary in Northern California, and thereafter officially concluded the WFLF MMRM.

Contrary to the rumors which have been made about the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), in truth WFLF has extended sincere compassion, benevolence and good will toward Monero Mustangs and its founder. Sadly WFLF’s mission to save, protect, preserve and defend America’s at risk wild and domestic equines and WFLF’s successful mission to aid and assist MM’s RESCUED NEED horses have been met with disregard and disrespect by MM and its founder.

Additionally, for the record, WFLF was eventually forced to officially terminate its relationship with MM due to numerous egregious violations to WFLF policies which serve to protect America’s at risk equines from harm.

To date, WFLF continues to provide ongoing care and custody for 15 of the MM surrendered RESCUE NEED horses which have at all times remained under the legal ownership, title, care and custody of WFLF since first accepted by WFLF.

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Riverside County Animal Care and Control confirms that ALL animals are in good weight, in excellent condition

UPDATE January 21, 2017- 
On January 17, 2017, and in response to false reports of  purported animal cruelty and neglect against Wild for Life Foundation, the Riverside County Animal Care and Control (RCDAC) promptly inspected the horses in the care and custody of Wild for Life Foundation. Sgt. Huennekens' report states, “All of the animals are in good weight, …appear bright, alert, and in excellent condition with no signs of any health issues. All of the pens the horses are kept in are in good condition and are of adequate size.”  RDAC has confirmed that ALL reports made regarding any possible concerns over the proper care of animals by the Wild For Life Foundation are UNFOUNDED.

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