Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission

 
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Sep 5, 2014

September 2014 Update: Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission

Meet Manay (means
Meet Manay (means 'love')

We are pleased to report more 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. WFLF recently rescued 40 Navajo Mustangs, including several pregnant mares, two studs and 21 orphan foals, ages 2-6 months old, all of whom had lost their freedom and their Native homes in the wild. The foals had become orphans during the US government funded roundups, when their mothers were sent off to slaughter.
We are thrilled to report that five of the pregnant Navajo Mustang mares have foaled since spring and into summer; the newest little filly was just born last week. Your continued kind support has enabled us to provide for these mothers’ and babies’ needs—everything from the nursery and foaling enclosures to special supplements, to veterinary medical care, to farriers and hay, and beyond.
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 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 Southern California 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 Foundation
Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission

Totsi and Manay
Totsi and Manay
Jun 9, 2014

June 2014 Report

Istas
Istas

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 Foundation
Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission

Yamka
Yamka
Baby Ka-Wachi and Mother Ayasha
Baby Ka-Wachi and Mother Ayasha
NHRRM
NHRRM
Mar 3, 2014

March 2013 Update

Cochise, Nikita, Sunfire and Istas
Cochise, Nikita, Sunfire and Istas

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

RescuedHerd running free in WFLF sanctuary pasture
RescuedHerd running free in WFLF sanctuary pasture
Cochise runs to meet his family
Cochise runs to meet his family

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