WFLF rescues and evacuates equines from life threatening situations and distaster. We provide medical care, food, shelter and a 2nd chance at life for rescued wild and domestic equines. We facilitate the rescue of and provide for the long term sanctuary of wild horses removed from America's public and Native rangelands.
Through WFLF's Safe Haven Emergency Rescue and Recovery, we serve the community needs of at risk equines both locally and on a national level.
Donations may also be mailed to
Wild for Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236
Riverside, CA 92508
Federal ID No. 26-3052458
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NAVAJO HORSES RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSION
MUSTANGS SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER
Over fifty imperiled Navajo Mustangs, ages 1 month -5 years old (including several pregnant mares) and orphan foals were all at risk of slaughter after being captured in New Mexico (NM). These wild horses were saved from slaughter, evacuated out of NM and provided safe harbor by the Wild For Life Foundation, thanks to your kind and generous support. But rescue is just the beginning of a long, dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life for these captured, exploited and mistreated victims. These Mustangs need your kind and generous financial support to keep them healthy and safe forever. Please consider making a meaningful donation today.
HELP KEEP THEM SAFEFOREVER
To give your donation special meaning include the name of the Mustang you would like to help support
These are pictures taken of some of the herd members shortly after they arrived
These sacred Navajo ponies were at risk of slaughter after being captured off the reservation. They were evacuated out of New Mexico by WFLF’s Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission to CA where they were received in love and compassion under WFLF’s Lifetime Equine Refuge. More than 2,000 of their four-legged brothers and sisters have lost their lives during the U.S. government funded roundups which the vast majority of Navajo people oppose.
These lucky few Navajo Mustangs refugees have been placed into WFLF's Wild Horse Safe Haven Protection Program WHSHPP for homeless and victimized horses. This would not be possible without the continued kind and generous support of compassionate people like you.
WFLF's Wild Horse Safe Haven Protection Program (WHSHPP) was founded to provide safe and healing environments for incoming imperiled horses that need special time to recover and heal from emotional trauma and physical injuries sustained prior to their rescue. The health and overall condition of each rescued wild horse coming into WFLF's WHSHPP is closely monitored over time allowing individual horse and their family bands to heal and adjust as needed. WFLF's WHSHPP facilities are not open to the public, however, we do provide updates on the horses in the program through our website, blogs and social media programs. We invite you to celebrate the transition of each rescued wild horse as they move into our wild horse observation and conservation programs.
WFLF is dedicated to assuring the forever safe harbor of all rescue horses under its charter, which means seeing that their housing and care is provided for the lifetime of each horse. Rescue is just the beginning of a long, dedicated endeavor to provide the best quality of life for these majestic refugees. The Wild for Life Foundation needs your support now in order to continue our direct aid to these and other wild horses in need.
Wild for Life Foundation is expanding its equine sanctuary programs and facilities in conjunction with its equine assisted learning programs so we can save more lives. In the year 2012, WFLF began development of our vision for the new millennium, the western regional equine preserve plan comprised of natural habitat preserves and captive wildlife sanctuaries. Phase Two of WFLF's plan consists of the acquisition of land zoned for equines with a mild climate, lush vegetation and rolling hills to provide as a perfect setting for a wild horse sanctuary and recovery center. Learn more about WFLF's land acquisition and sanctuary expansion project
The expanded sanctuary facilities will addititionally provide a variety of community programs to benefit both people and the horses. In this manner the WFLF will serve America's most needy equines while at the same time, touch the lives of local disadvantaged youth, wounded veterans, and beyond, through natural partnerships and equine assisted learning programs.
Wild for Life Foundation, a volunteer based 501 c3 charity that relies 100% on donations is working around the clock to assure the forever safe harbor for these and other wild and domestic equines. Funds are currently being raised to support these efforts. Please consider making a meaningful donation today. 100% of the funds received go directly to the aid of the imperiled horses we serve. Donations are 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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About the Navajo Roundups:
The actual number of horses residing on the Navajo reservation is uncertain as there has been no census and reports are considerably varied. Horses are labeled as “invasive species” by the livestock industry as a means to justify their removal from the rangelands. However, in other parts of the world such as the United Kingdom, where conservation grazing is practiced, wild horse herds are being successfully restored to the woodlands and pastures to restore the lands.
More than 2,000 horses and burros have been swept away from their Native homes as a result of the recent Navajo Nation roundups and they have been reportedly shipped for slaughter.
“These sacred and majestic horses heal our hearts and they can heal the lands,” adds Katia Louise. “As Ambassadors for the horse nation, these 17 surviving foals through WFLF will be helping to educate and show the world that the re-introduction of horses to rangelands, in truth can rejuvenate the environment.”
The Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM) is an effort to rescue and re-home these at risk foals and other horses and burros saved from slaughter and insure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again.
PARTNERING RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS
OFFICIAL WFLF NHRRM RESCUE/ SANCTUARY FACILITIES & PARTNERS
The above organizations have been approved and are accredited as Official WFLF Partnering Rescue and Sanctuary facilities. Partnership at this level is limited to qualified groups whose mission, ethics, values and adoption policies align with those of WFLF and its Saving America's Horses Initiative. WFLF utilizes best practices in screening partnering rescue and sanctuary organizations to insure that at risk equines rescued through the WFLF program will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again. Partnering organizations must also agree to oversight measures to insure that these equines will always be cared for humanely, will not be neglected, abandoned or abused, not be sold, or given away, or auctioned, nor utilized for breeding or racing, or rodeo activities, or for commercial exploitation.
Accredidation under WFLF's Safe Haven Network is a privilege which can be revoked if the partnering organization or facility operators fail to uphold WFLF standards of care policies, foster/ adoption requirements, and or best practices.
With special thanks to
The Wild for Life Foundation founded the Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission to address and provide for the urgent needs of horses and burros found in life threatening situations due to the Navajo Nation roundups. We are dedicated to saving the lives of these and other majestic and sacred wild horses and burros who have been victimized by the highly contested U.S. government funded roundups.