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MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to save, protect and preserve abused, neglected, displaced and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and educate to raise compassion and improve the standards of protection for America’s equine populations as a whole. We are dedicated to reducing animal suffering in the world, educating the public about animal cruelty and advocating compassionate humane behavior and the protection of animals from cruelty.

ABOUT US: Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a federally registered grassroots all volunteer nonprofit charity established for the prevention of cruelty to animals with a focus on animal welfare and the protection of wildlife. Among our greatest concerns are imperiled wild horses and burros, abused, neglected and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and inadequate standards of protection for America’s equine population as a whole. We vigorously work to save, protect and preserve abused, neglected, displaced and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and educate to raise compassion and improve the standards of protection for America’s equine populations. We protect the lives wild equines as part of the natural ecosystem and educate people about the need for their preservation in the wild.

WFLF works in conjunction with law enforcement agencies and provides emergency and transitional shelter housing and primary care for abused, neglected, injured and homeless animals in need. The WFLF promotes the protection and preservation of wild horses and burros on their Native lands together with the preservation of natural ecosystems and wildlife. The WFLF is achieving these goals through operating lifesaving animal rescue, sanctuary, rehabilitation, preservation, educational, advocacy and protection programs that foster symbiotic environmental stewardship and healing partnerships between people and animals.

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Wild for Life Foundation’s vision is for the people of the world to nurture, preserve and promote a compassionate human-animal bond by giving back to the animals and the environment which all life depends. Through the Wild for Life Foundation’s diverse educational and wellness activities we seek to build compassion and positive life skills through healing relationships with animals.

The Wild For Life Foundation has earned a stellar reputation built on integrity and compassion with its extraordinary work in advocacy and hands-on care for animals in desperate need of help. We are deeply committed to these majestic sentient beings and we are devoted to upholding and carrying out our mission to save, protect, preserve and defend them through education advocacy, rescue and sanctuary.

With human encroachment on natural habitats a constant feature of our modern world, America's wild horses and burros are vanishing from the wild.

Now in our 10th year, the Wild For Life Foundation has oftentimes been the first or the only place where injured, orphaned and homeless equines could find safe refuge. We provide rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary services for at risk wild and domestic equines in need. At Wild For Life Foundation these vulnerable victims receive quality care and a second chance at life. At Wild For Life Foundation these animals become our family and we are committed to seeing that they are able to thrive and live out their lives in peace and safety.


Wild For Life Foundation is a tax exempt public benefit corporation founded in California in 2008. Our charity is supported solely by tax deductible donations from caring individuals, businesses and foundations. With the ever growing and devoted support of WFLF's caring constituents, the Foundation has gone on to save hundreds of horses and burros, and other animals from cruelty and life threatening danger. Through dedicated and tireless hard work, excellence in professional leadership and with the assistance and support of many compassionate and generous individuals, the accomplishments of the Wild For Life Foundation and the success of its mission have been unsurpassed.


At WFLF, rescue is just the beginning of a long, dedicated commitment to provide the best quality of life for victimized, injured and unreleasable animals in need. WFLF rescues and cares for animals and wildlife, including endangered and at-risk species. We believe that all animals — rare or common, regardless of species — are deserving of our care, attention, and respect.

The Wild For Life Foundation implements high standards and best practices in all animal care which ties directly to our rescue and sanctuary success. We see rescuing at-risk and victimized animals as a sacred trust. By serving these animals through a gentle, soothing rescue and rehabilitation process we enable those who have arrived injured and in-shock to heal and thrive in calm and safe environments.

Animals are intelligent, sentient individuals. When discussing the re-homing or placement of an animal that is need of a new home we ask that our supporters never use the words “get rid of”. “Getting rid of” implies that the animal has no worth, or is just a commodity rather than an intelligent sentient being. Animals should never be discarded, abandoned or mistreated in anyway. We also ask our supporters to refer to them as “he/she” or who/whom, or “them/they,” or by species. We believe that the words “it” or “thing” should be avoided in reference to an animal, and that “who” is used rather than “that.” We ask that if you do not know the gender, to please choose one... “he” or “she.” Even if your gender choice is wrong, it is more respectful than “it.” This is an important way of demonstrating the respect and compassion we ask others to afford all animals.

WFLF does not open all areas of its rescue and sanctuary facilities to the public as our primary purpose is to benefit animals in need of recovery and sanctuary. We do not subject animals who have recently arrived or who are receiving or in need of medical care or who are in recovery to the stress of public display. Nor do we keep Wild Animals in captivity for the purpose of subjecting them to the stress of display.

WFLF does however open animal rescue and sanctuary facilities for private tours on a seasonal basis during specific times. Private tours can be scheduled during these times by appointment only. WFLF additionally offers educational, wellness and therapeutic services for the purpose of benefitting animals. WFLF services and programs model and build compassion, and promote positive life skills which foster symbiotic environmental stewardship and a healing partnership between people and animals. 

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Now in our 10th year, the Wild for Life Foundation has a well established track record of compliance with Celebrating Compassionall relevant laws and regulations. Our Board of Directors consists of 100% volunteers who contribute their time, money and resources to benefit the Mission of the Wild for Life Foundation. WFLF is committed to being in compliance with all operational policies, as well as relevant State and Federal laws and regulations in order to protect its mission, its beneficiaries, it assets and to honor donor/ grantor intent.

The WFLF considers program measurement a proud companion to the transparency that continues to earn our non-profit foundation the prestigious Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency year after year. Fully Vetted by GlobalGiving's rigorous due diligence process since 2012 , GlobalGiving has ranked Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) at the highest level.

The Wild For Life Foundation is a Certified, Trusted, Fully Vetted, Top Rated and Awarded Charity by the Nation's leading nonprofit and animal rescue watchdogs.


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WFLF horses and burros are roundup and slaughter survivors, rescued by WFLF from across the country, each with their own special story.

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We are an all volunteer charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving America's wild and domestic horses and burros and we depend 100% on tax deductible donations from caring community members like you to carry out our lifesaving mission.

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