The Wild For Life Foundation has issued an urgent plea for emergency help.
December 19, 2017, Studio City, CA - Wild and domestic horses impacted by the S. Cal. wildfires urgently need a new home. The Lifetime Equine Refuge is the primary lifesaving and enrichment program under the Wild For Life Foundation and provides a second chance at life to injured, distressed, displaced, and at-risk equines, through rescue, sanctuary and preservation.
Now in its 10th year of operation, the nonprofit has long leased equine properties in
Southern California’s rural communities to serve and house at-risk horses from California and from across the country.
The nonprofit urgently needs to find an alternate location for over 40 of its rescue horses and burros amidst the Southern California’s raging wildfires and just days before Christmas.
The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) has stepped up on numerous occasions over the years to successfully save the lives of 100's of horses and burros from across the country. Ironically, now Wild For Life Foundation needs help.
Sadly, due to a questionable increase in rent, the charity is being forced to vacate the property days before Christmas and amidst the Southern California’s raging wildfires; leaving it in desperate need of a new location as it currently has nowhere to relocate with their rescued horses.
"Locations that would normally be available to us are not an option right now because of the ongoing wildfires," stated Katia Louise, WFLF founder. "Everyone we know has their hands’ full housing homeless wildfire victims whose barns and farms have burned to the ground."
"Competing demands for pasture space by commercial livestock interests are at the crux of the problem," said Louise. "Every horse and burro we've saved needed emergency rescue due to life threatening perils faced by these starved and abused animals who've lost their homes."
America's horse and burro population is being squeezed out, making it nearly impossible for small but effective charities like the Wild for Life Foundation to carry out their life saving mission without land of their own.
The nonprofit and refuge whose rent is paid through the end of the year, have been given a firm deadline just days before Christmas to move its rescue animals. Questionable activities by the property owner have placed undue hardship on the nonprofit leaving it with nowhere to relocate with their rescued horses.
“Suddenly we’re at ground zero,” stated Louise. “Even backup locations that would normally be available to us are not an option right now because of the ongoing wildfires – everyone we know has their hands’ full housing homeless wildfire victims whose barns and farms have burned to the ground."
The wildfires have placed a severe strain on local animal charities like WFLF, at a time when resources for rescue animals are already tapped.
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