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Over forty imperiled Navajo Mustangs, ages 6 weeks -5 years old (including several pregnant mares and many 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 under the Wild For Life Foundation Mustang Recovery Center, 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. Fundamental to the core of Wild For Life Foundation’s equine rescue and sanctuary mission is our commitment to assure a forever safe haven home for each and every animal that comes into our program. These Mustangs need your kind and generous financial support to keep them healthy and safe forever. Please consider making a meaningful donation today.


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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 One of WFLF's master 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 sanctuary project Go

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, an all volunteer 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.

Business Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Contact Corporate Giving via email at to discuss how your company and Wild For Life Foundation can work together to meet your needs while spreading the word to help Lift Humanity through Compassion for Animals.

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.

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“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.


The Navajo Horse Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM) is an effort to rescue and re-home wild horses, burros and orphan foals that are at risk of slaughter or that have been victimized by roundups. The Wild for Life Foundation assures their forever safe harbor so that they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again.

Volunteer rescue members from the Wild for Life Foundation’s Navajo Rescue Navajo Horse Missionand Recovery Mission have placed their lives on hold to rescue, recover, evacuate and provide ongoing care for these Mustangs; to assure their health and safety, and assure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again.

In late 2013, 25 orphaned Navajo foals were rescued through Wild for Life Foundation’s Lifetime Equine Refuge under the Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission. The foals had been discovered in life threatening situations. Navajo's wild horses are being rounded up from their Native homeland on the reservation. The foals ranging in ages from 2 - 6 months were orphaned during the roundups after losing their mothers to slaughter.

"This is just the beginning for these orphaned foals," says Katia Louise. "It's going to take many months for these little ones to heal, and overcome the physical and emotional injuries they sustained during the roundups." It's anticipated that many of these orphaned foals will need to remain under special care for several months. Deprived of their Mother's milk to nourish and protect them, it will take many months to restore their delicate systems with special milk-replacer feeds and immune building supplements to help them be able to grow and thrive.

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Note: WFLF's WHSHPP facilities are not open to the public.  Please follow our updates about these majestic wild horses as they make their transition into WFLF's wild horse observation and conservation programs.

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Katia Louise

“Katia Louise, Red Horse Tail Medicine Woman, is the four-legged entrusted one.  She is their “Angel” mother and daughter of the 4 winds.   I am thankful for Katia’s amazing courage, that what is so wrong must be undone and made right,” - Spiritual Leader, Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos of the Dine, Apache and Yamassee tribes

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Daniel Ramos

Spiritual Leader, Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos of the Dine, Apache and Yamassee tribes is a Good Will Ambassador to the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) and its SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES Initiative

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Daniel Cualtli Yahtl Ramos

“As a member of the Navajo tribe, Cualtli Yahtl shares a deep connection to our four-legged relatives and ‘carries the fire’ for their healing and protection in his ‘sacred earth walk’,” - Katia Louise.



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The above groups are approved and accredited as Official WFLF Partnering Rescue and Sanctuary facilities. Partnership at this level is limited to qualified organizations 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.





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