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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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. Urgent funds are needed to pay for transportation, hay, vet medical care, pasture space and shelter.
How will this project solve this problem?
WFLF has secured safe harbor for over 200 at risk Mustangs through its equine rescue/ sanctuary and educational program, 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.
Potential Long Term Impact
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $700
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,300
Total Funding Goal: $10,000