We are pleased to report great strides of progress for the Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM). The number of lives saved continues to grow thanks to your kind support. In October we saved 17 orphan Navajo foals, ages 2-4 months old. They had been rounded up and sold for salvage after losing their Mothers to slaughter during the U.S. government funded Navajo roundups. In November we saved four more orphan foals, ages 3-6 months old. They had been abandoned on the range when their Mothers were captured and shipped to slaughter. In December we saved 17 more Navajo Mustangs including several fillies, colts and pregnant mares. They too had been captured and if not saved, were destined for slaughter.
Wild For Life Foundation delivers an important public service by providing a place where orphaned, distressed, injured, or displaced horses and burros get a second chance at life and are able to thrive in a natural habitats. Your continued monetary donations make it possible to provide the vital care and living space these victimized Mustangs need. And for each mustang that is sponsored, we are able to save another distressed horse and meet its long term need for quality care and safe housing.
WFLF’s Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM) is an ongoing effort to rescue and re-home wild horses, burros and orphan foals that are at risk of slaughter or that have been victimized by the Navajo roundups. Our gentle, soothing rescue and rehabilitation process is allowing rescued fillies and colts to heal in calm and safe environments. As rescued horses heal, their successful transitions to educational Ambassadors create a lasting impact on the public for more humane and positive care of horses
The number of animals coming into our program has grown exponentially since we began, from just a few animals annually to more than one hundred each year. We feel not only to continue meeting the needs of these victims, but to accelerate our efforts and do more. But, at WFLF rescue is just the beginning of a long, dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life for these abused and homeless victims. Although we realize that not all horses can be saved, our commitment is to do our utmost for all incoming animals. And though we have met that challenge, this tremendous influx of animals due to a poor economy means that Wild For Life Foundation is constantly stretched in our ability to effectively respond to crisis. In the meantime, demand continues to grow for our lifesaving mission. While this is a good problem to have, we recognize that we must also continue to build capacity and expand our rescue program to meet theses exploding community demands.
As part of WFLF's Western Regional Equine Preserve Project the WFLF is currently seeking sponsorship for land acquisition for an equine sanctuary/preserve and educational center in the San Diego area where we will be able to serve more of America's most needy.
The Wild For Life Foundation needs your continued support and respectfully seeks your assistance in sharing information about our mission with your friends and family. We can’t do this work without you. You make our healing and lifesaving work possible.
We thank you for your continued support of our work on behalf of the horses. Together we can make a huge difference now and for generations to come.
The Team at Wild for Life FoundationNavajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission
Saving America's Horses Presents at the 2014 EAGALA Conference: The Wild for Life Foundation's Saving America's Horses is honored to have partnered with the The American Association of Equine Sports Preservation (AAESP) to present and exhibit at the 15th Annual EAGALA conference in March. The American Association of Equine Sports Preservation showcases equine-assisted programs that help children with autism, military veterans, and other victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. "We are pleased to report an overwhelming response to SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES, the featurette at the 2014 EAGALA Conference," said Katia Louise, international ward winning filmmaker. The SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES featurette, (a short version of the full length movie) screened at the EAGALA 15th Annual Conference in Mesquite, TX to a full house. Filmmaker Katia Louise joined the viewers live for a brief Q & A via telecom following the screening. WFLF's EAGALA conference booth provided visitors with educational materials about the issues that impact the safety and welfare and America's horses most urgently.
Saving America's Horses continues to raise awareness and compel people to action. Although the defunding of the appropriations for USDA inspectors in U.S. horse slaughter plants is back in place, America's wild and domestic horses continue to face this gruesome fate after being sold at local auctions around the country, then shipped for slaughter in Canada and Mexico. No horse will be safe until federal protection is put into action.
SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is a powerful podium with a dynamic reach to animal lovers worldwide. This intelligent exposé also reveals how the public has been misled by several government agencies and corporate interests that run over the laws that are supposed to protect the horses, people and the environment.
Funds are being raised to bring this extremely compelling film resource to more venues and to universities, schools and libraries and onto television/ cable and DVD as planned. We continue to receive requests from people around the country to present SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES far and wide.
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES was successfully released to theaters in LA and NYC in December. Funds received through GlobalGiving and other sources helped to make this groundbreaking milestone for the horses, a reality. SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES also qualified for Oscar consideration which brought the issues impacting America's horses into the mainstream.
We are thrilled about the success of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, but to make a real difference for the horses it needs to be seen by a much wider audience. Funds are being raised to put this powerful film in front of as many people as possible. Your continued support can help make this happen.
The critic reviews for this film describe it as "A provocative rallying cry for justice and integrity" - THE QUAD CINEMA, NYC "Outstanding" - LA SPLASH MAGAZINE "Impassioned" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Shocking statistics… "A searing indictment" -VARIETY "Filled with facts" - NY TIMES “A broad and balanced spectrum of opinion through interviews with veterinarians, trainers, policymakers and celebrity horsemen including Paul Sorvino and Willie Nelson, among others” - ABOUT.COM “Unpacks a multi-layered conspiracy - fueled by a parade of misinformation- against the survival and proliferation of horses” - LA TIMES
We are honored for the opportunity to raise awareness for SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES through the GlobalGiving fund raising platform.
Thank you for your continued kind and generous support for this important project.
With gratitude, Katia Louise
Wild for Life FoundationSaving America's Horseswww.SavingAmericasHorses.org
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is an educational film project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines. SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED was created as an inspirational social action tool for people who want to learn and engage. Promoting wild horse conservation and preservation initiatives – the prevention of equine cruelty – and garnering donations to help educate the public and help purchase land to return horse and burro populations to the wild and provide lifelong sanctuary for equines in need. SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is a central tool in a larger grassroots effort focused on saving this indigenous species for the greater good, and supporting the wildlife and natural ecosystems that depend on them now and for generations to come.
Thanks to your generous support the Wild for Life Foundation recently welcomed 17 Native Navajo Mustangs to Bonsall, CA. The fillies and colts were transported from New Mexico in two trailers and arrived just before the New Year. These Navajo horses had been captured in November just off the reservation "as strays", and were at risk of slaughter. More than 2,000 of their four-legged brothers and sisters have lost their lives during the U.S. government funded Navajo roundups which the vast majority of Navajo people oppose.
As seen in the clip on YouTube which was filmed on the day of their arrival to CA, Cochise a beautiful Bay gelding is excited to see a second trailer as it pulls into the sanctuary. Cochise had been separated from his family band in New Mexico during the transport process two days earlier. He has no idea that he would ever see his family again. Cochise immediately reunited with his family the minute they got off the trailer. Cochise together with Sunfire (the paint) watch over Istas the baby mule foal and her mother, Nikita the Roan mare.
WFLF, an all volunteer 501 c3 charity that relies 100% on donations is working around the clock to provide these fillies and colts with needed care and assure their forever safe harbor. Funds are being raised to pay for vet medical care, hay, pasture space and shelter.
WFLF has recently saved 38 of these at risk Mustangs and we are working to save more. WFLF's gentle, soothing rescue and rehabilitation process is allowing rescued fillies and colts to heal in a calm and safe environment. As rescued horses heal, their successful transitions to educational Ambassadors create a lasting impact on the public for more humane and positive care of horses. The Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM) is an onging effort to rescue and re-home wild horses, burros and orphan foals that are at risk of slaughter or that have been victimized by the Navajo roundups. The Wild for Life Foundation assures their forever safe harbor so that they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again. Many Native Navajo Mustangs are in grave danger of being captured off the reservation and going to slaughter. Our all volunteer rescue team has put their lives on hold to save and evacuate as many of these horses and baby foals as possible.
The Wild for Life Foundation and its Saving America's Horses Initiative supports comprehensive and science based solution oriented models that lead to systematic change, reduce suffering, and cultivate a more compassionate society. Back to the Wild is the wild horse and burros rescue program under WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge that provides safe sanctuary for wild horses removed from the open ranges and educational resources for the preservation of wild equines. We believe that all equines deserve to be protected from abuse, cruelty and a gruesome end. Wild for Life Foundation is dedicated to educating and engaging the public through the promotion of wild horse conservation and preservation initiatives, the prevention of equine cruelty and the protection from slaughter by providing healthy, safe and positive environments for at risk horses, and through the purchase of land to return horse and burro populations to the wild and provide lifelong sanctuary for equines in need.The Wild for Life Foundation supports the return of wild equines to their original habitats across the US, so they can thrive, be protected and help restore America's rangelands and threatened landscapes. We encourage proper land stewardship and land management, enhancing the rangelands for all species and giving consideration to each herd management area independently. We support the partnership of public and private land ownership for the provision of wild horse preservation in America as we focus on saving this indigenous species for the greater good, and supporting the wildlife and natural ecosystems that depend on them now and for generations to come.Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is dedicated to assuring their forever safe harbor, which means providing for their housing and care for the lifetime of each horse. WFLF's wild and domestic horse rescue and care programs together with our equine assisted learning and healing programs provide multiple opportunities for children and adults of all ages, including educational outreach programs for at risk youth, substance abuse therapy, and equine therapy programs for U.S. military veterans. As part of WFLF's Western Regional Equine Preserve Project the WFLF is currently seeking sponsorship for land acquisition for an equine sanctuary/preserve and educational center in the San Diego area where it can implement a variety of community programs to benefit both people and the horses. In this manner, WFLF will serve America's most needy equines while at the same time enhance the lives of people.
We thank you for your continued support of our work on behalf of the horses. Your kind and generous suport is helping to save lives. Please share information about our cause with your friends and family. Together we can make a huge difference now and for generations to come.
The Team at Wild for Life Foundation
Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission