Thursday, December 14, 2017

Victimized Rescue Horses Need new Home amidst Raging Wildfires


Victimized Rescue Horses Need new Home amidst Raging Wildfires

December 15, 2017, Studio City, CA - The co-founder and president of Wild For Life Foundation, home to Lifetime Equine Refuge, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that rescues and provides recovery and sanctuary services for imperiled and displaced horses has issued an urgent plea for emergency help.

Now in its 10th year of operation, Wild For Life Foundation and its Lifetime Equine Refuge has long leased equine properties in Southern California's rural communities to serve and house at-risk horses from in and around five counties, as well as nationally.

Unfortunately, a property owner in Ramona, where they currently house over 40 rescue, wild and domestic horses and burros, has recently begun to repurpose the land to serve commercial chicken producers.

Sadly, due to a questionable increase in rent, the charity is being pushed 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.

"We had begun the moving process, however the alternate location suddenly slipped away during the peak of the wildfire storms here in S. California," WFLF representative said.   "All of our volunteers, friends and supporters who had space available now have their hands full housing homeless wildfire victims whose barns and farms have burned to the ground."Katia Louise.

Competing demands for pasture space together with the need for commercial boarding facilities to turn a profit makes it even harder when a small but effective charity needs to find space for rescued horses on a tight budget.

"Suddenly we're at ground zero," Louise said. "Even backup locations that would normally be available to us are not an option right now because of the ongoing wildfires."  Volunteers are reaching out for immediate assistance and crucial donations toward emergency provisions and a suitable permanent home for the nonprofit rescue horses and burros. Donations of any amount are being sought from the public to cover a range of expenses.

The wildfires have placed a severe strain on local animal charities like WFLF, at a time when resources for rescue animals are already tapped.

Since the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) began in July 2008, it has stepped up on numerous occasions to aid and save the lives of victimized horses from across the country, including hundreds of wild horses, orphan foals, burros, and displaced domestic
breeds including jumpers and racehorses who could no longer measure up to their performance demands.

Now WFLF needs help. "These horses need this help now more than ever," Louise said.  "This has been an extraordinary year of extreme challenges in our fight to protect and save these precious beings. We've come this far and we're not giving up."

Wild For Life Foundation is an all volunteer nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic horses in need. Donations are tax deductible. Fed ID 26-3053458