Monday, August 18, 2014

Announcing the arrival of 15 Spanish Mustangs to Wild For Life Foundation, California

Wild For Life Foundation, CA, August 18, 2014 – Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is thrilled to announce the arrival of fifteen Spanish wild horses to WFLF’s Back to the Wild Sanctuary program. These majestic icons lost their native homeland and were in grave danger of going to slaughter, but were saved as part of a large scale grass roots rescue mission by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF).

"WFLF is honored to welcome these historic Mustangs into our sanctuary and nature program”, says Katia Louise, founder and executive director of WFLF.  “The Wild for Life Foundation launched the WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission in April to help save over 130 Wild Horses.”  These wild horses are direct descendants of America’s most historic Mustangs; Spanish horses, Indian ponies and early Calvary mounts that once roamed the western region of the U.S. in great numbers, but are now under extreme threat of extinction.

"With wild mustang herds across the west vanishing, the importance of protecting and preserving them, and providing the public the opportunity to view and experience wild mustangs in their natural environment is essential to the history and the future of our Nation," adds Ms. Louise. “Wild horses are
scientifically recognized for restoring range-lands, boosting biodiversity and helping the return of a wider variety of plants and invertebrates to the lands where they roam.”  Scientists and conservationists have indeed found that the re-introduction of wild equines to open lands provides a meaningful way to restore and sustain the natural environment and wildlife. 
 As the remaining number of Wild Horses in the U.S. nears extinction, education and appreciation through the protection and observation of Wild Horses in natural sanctuary environments becomes tantamount to their survival as a species. America’s Wild Horses cannot be reproduced once they are gone.

“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of collaborative, in-kind, and financial support which has helped to make this monumental rescue mission possible,” said Ms Louise.   “We are filled with gratitude to local community members who have donated provisional use of their equine land and facilities for the Spanish ponies while WFLF’s charity work continues to secure a permanent graze-able natural habitat sanctuary and preserve for its wild horse and nature program.  WFLF also extends our warm appreciation to Equine VoicesEquine Wellness for their collaborative support in helping to make this mission a success.”

Caring citizens and community members are requested to show their support for the horses by sponsoring a Mustang or volunteering.  A donation in any amount can help pay for vital provisions and veterinary medical care. 100% of each donation goes directly to help the horses, and will help assure that these vulnerable horses will never be at risk again.  

 “We would especially like to thank the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, and the Onyx and Breezy Foundation for their generous support which has made a huge difference in helping to save many of these horses’ lives.” 

Continued support is crucial in order to cover the remainder of costs so that NO horses are left behind.  Funds are needed to pay for transportation, vet and hay expenses.  And as the last of the Spanish horses arrive and begin to settle in, the public is reminded that rescue is just the beginning of a long, dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life for these vulnerable and displaced victims.  The WFLF charity relies solely on tax deductible donations from individuals, area civic clubs, organizations, and corporate philanthropic giving.  Partnerships are crucial to helping the Wild For Life Foundation serve community enrichment through its multi-layered mission which includes preserving wildlife, preventing animal cruelty, environmental and educational initiatives, and therapeutic animal-human healing.

About The Wild For Life Foundation
: Founded in 2008, the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) U.S. registered tax exempt nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education.  The WFLF has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide safe harbor for at risk animals, providing the space, natural habitat and quality of care which they deserve.  WFLF and its wild horse preservation initiative serve as an educational platform for the protection and preservation of America’s imperiled wild horses and burros. The WFLF provides community enrichment through charitable equine assisted learning activities to aid youth and adults in building positive life skills.  Learn more about Wild for Life Foundation at – www.wildforlifefoundation.org , www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org, www.SavingAmericasHorses.org Federal ID No. 26-3052458

Donations can be made by mail, online and by phone.  Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and PayPal are accepted. Checks should be mailed to: Wild For Life Foundation, 19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236, Riverside, CA 92508, or call: 310.439.9817. 

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