It was the Year of the Horse – A look back at Horses Lives Saved

It was the Year of the Horse – A look back at Horses Lives Saved

Oct 29, 2018
In early 2014, the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) received requests from a New Mexico nonprofit for money, services and goods to save the lives of approximately 150 of its horses from slaughter. WFLF launched a specific grassroots Rescue and Recovery Mission to help aid and save as many of the horses as possible. WFLF relied on its impeccable reputation and hard-earned resources to raise the attention and support needed to save these horses.  WFLF's robust advocacy and rescue efforts on behalf of its mission to save the horses caught international media attention and was followed and supported by the nation's top equine coalitions, several national animal welfare organizations and many equine rescue groups.

The New Mexico nonprofit and its representatives repeatedly endorsed and thanked WFLF and its
Horses Lives' Saved
staff for their efforts in saving the horses’ lives. WFLF contributed large sums of money and valuable lifesaving services to the New Mexico nonprofit to aid and care for the at-risk horses that were being temporarily housed by the New Mexico nonprofit at dry lot cattle pens. WFLF expended over $18,000.00 in 2014 to evacuate and transport approximately 100 horses to new homes selected by the nonprofit. At the nonprofit’s request, and at WFLF’s expense, WFLF agreed to accept possession of approximately 48 of the least adoptable horses, including 3 pregnant mares, at two WFLF facilities in California. It cost WFLF over $55,000.00 to save the horses in 2014.  WFLF's costs to feed, house and care for these horses continued thereafter and have exceeded $150,000.00 since 2014.

In 2015, WFLF received an anonymous whistleblower report which eventually led to the termination of certain individuals and the parting of ways of the two organizations. Just before departing, a certain individual filed claims against two WFLF representatives.  The court dismissed both cases in their entirety less than one month after they were filed.

WFLF has moved on and continues to dedicate its hard-earned resources toward advancing our valuable and life-saving animal protection missions.  As demonstrated by numerous testimonials, reviews and awards, WFLF operates its services and programs with the highest level of integrity, compassion and honor. We have successfully saved hundreds of wild and domestic horses and burros from abuse, neglect, slaughter and other forms of cruelty. The animals served by WFLF are provided with quality tender loving care, and peaceful safe housing.

We appreciate the kind and generous contributions that our organization continues to receive in support of its work. Our focus remains steadfast on our principle objectives of saving, protecting and preserving America’s horses through rescue, sanctuary and education.

Please visit us at to learn more about our programs, our staff, and our work.

Wild for Life Foundation is a fully active federally registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit charity that complies with all relevant federal, state and local statutes, regulations and operational policies. WFLF conducts its charitable services at an average efficiency of about 97%, with 0% paid toward administrative staff and an average of 3% paid toward licensing/filing fees and revenue fee processing.  EIN: 26-3052458

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These photos were just recently taken during turn-out at Wild For Life Foundation's Lifetime Equine Refuge sanctuary facility.    We hope you enjoy and appreciate viewing and sharing them as much as these horses appreciate your continued support. 

Donations for rescued Wild and Domestic HORSES and BURROS saved from slaughter, roundups, and other life threatening situations and forms of cruelty are needed to keep them healthy and safe.

These animals depend 100% on your donations to survive. 

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This is Daisy, she's a 32 yr old registered quarter horse that was rescued from the brink of death. She's just one of the many senior equines living out her life at Wild For Life Foundation's sanctuary where every life matters.
Every dollar goes to helping horses in need. No amount is too small.

Wild for Life foundation (WFLF) vigorously works 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 their protection.  

WFLF accepts equines of all breeds, ages, genders and disciplines.  WFLF also works in conjunction with county animal services and offers lifesaving rescue and sanctuary services for equines who've been impounded at crowded county kill shelters. 

WFLF promotes the protection and preservation of wild horses and burros on public lands through outreach and education.  WFLF's educational and advocacy programming serves to expose and resolve the inhumane practices and other questionable activities promoted by  U.S. government agencies and special interest groups which threaten the safety, welfare and future of wild equines in the wild.

WFLF's all volunteer staff works around the clock on these issues, but no part of WFLF's work to help animals would be possible without continued support.

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Thank you for helping and supporting this important cause!

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the primary equine rescue and sanctuary program under the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF), a Federally registered fully active and compliant 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to the prevention of animal cruelty since 2008. 

Charitable Giving: WFLF’s tax identification number is 26-3052458. Contributions to WFLF are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law

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