MISSION STATEMENT: 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 as a whole. We protect the lives of rare and historic wild equines as part of the natural ecosystem and educate people about the need for their preservation in the wild. We are dedicated to reducing animal suffering in the world, educating the public about animal cruelty and advocating compassionate humane behavior and the protection and preservation of threatened animals.
Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a federally registered grassroots volunteer based 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 as a whole.
WFLF works in conjunction with local, state and federal 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 conservation of wild horses and burros on their Native lands and the preservation of natural ecosystems and wildlife. The WFLF is achieving these goals through operating lifesaving animal rescue, sanctuary, rehabilitation, preservation and protection programs that foster symbiotic environmental stewardship and healing partnerships with animals.
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.
With human encroachment on natural habitats a constant feature of our modern world, Wild For Life Foundation is the first and oftentimes the only place injured, orphaned and homeless equines can be taken. Wild For Life Foundation provides rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary for at risk wild and domestic equines in need. At Wild For Life Foundation these vulnerable victims receive a high standard of individualized care based on nationally recognized best practices and protocols for equine sanctuary and rehabilitation. 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.
Our vision for the new millennium includes a western regional animal sanctuary and preserve plan comprised of natural open space habitat preserves and sanctuaries. Through this we seek to save more lives and further educate and engage the public through the development of land trusts, sanctuary land acquisition and private sanctuary partnerships to serve in perpetuity for the protection and preservation of threatened and endangered animals in need.
The Wild for Life Foundation endeavors to provide engaging programs built on healing and trust that connect people, animals and nature. From animal rescue, sanctuary and wild horse preserves, to therapeutic activities, the arts and sciences and a variety of equine learning programs, we strive to engage in these many opportunities and encourage individuals, students, organizations and philanthropic business programs to partner with us through positive community service projects that integrate culture and the arts with humane values that elevate conscience and inspire compassion.
Wild For Life Foundation is a tax exempt California public benefit corporation founded in 2008. The charity is supported solely by donations from caring individuals, businesses and private 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 has 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. We ask that our supporters never use the words “get rid of” when discussing the re-homing or placement of an animal that is need of a new home. “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. The words “it” or “thing” are never used to refer to an animal, and “who” is used rather than “that.” We ask that if you do not know the gender, 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 we ask others to afford all animals.
WFLF does not open all of its rescue and sanctuary facilities to the public as our primary purpose is to benefit animals in need. 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 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 programming for the purpose of benefitting animals. These program activities are inherent in building compassion and positive life skills which foster symbiotic environmental stewardship through a healing partnership between people and animals.
Federal ID No 26-3052458