Wild for Life Foundation is expanding its sanctuary programs and facilities in conjunction with its animal 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, captive wildlife and companion animal sanctuaries, and facilities to serve our equine assisted learning and healing program. Launched in 2015, Phase One of WFLF's master plan includes expansion through the acquisition of equine land in Southern California where mild climate, lush vegetation and rural back country are the perfect setting to serve the WFLF mission. The innovative and well seeded program provides a national model where animals and people are partners in healing.
In effort to help seed WFLF’s Land Acquisition Project, WFLF Ambassador and Spokesperson, Mrs. Gene Autry recently purchased an eighty eight acre former Thoroughbred farm in Anza, CA. Mrs. Autry is also helping to repair and restore the property for the benefit of WFLF’s lifesaving Mission. But timing and momentum is crucial as we enter Phase Two of our Land Acquisition Project. Crucial financial assistance is now sought to help raise the recompensatory funds for WFLF to acquire deeded ownership of the property which will serve as a Sanctuary for America’s horses in perpetuity.
The fundraising goal for acquisition of this land is $750,000. Contributed funds will pay to fully deed the Gene Autry Ranch to the Wild For Life Foundation charity in perpetuity. Acquisition of this land will provide WFLF will crucially needed facilities for emergency intake, and placement as well as for permanent sanctuary housing for the animals under our care. The new Wild For Life Foundation Wild Horse Sanctuary and Educational Center at the Gene Autry Ranch is indeed geared to become a national model where animals and people are partners in healing.
Since our beginning in 2008, the number of animals coming into our program has grown exponentially, from just a few animals annually to more than one hundred each year. While Wild For Life Foundation’s skilled staff has met the challenge and the organization has been able to grow in a fiscally sound manner, the need continues to grow for our lifesaving programs and our life-enhancing youth and adult programs and community service projects. While this is a good problem to have, we recognize that we must expand to continue to meet this growing community need with quality programs and services.
Through land aquisition, WFLF's new Sanctuary Center will serve as an eco-friendly wellness and education center where programs will be tailored both for the public at large, and for veterans and disadvantaged children from across the country who come to Wild For Life to heal, enhance life skills and to develop new skills in animal rescue, rehabilitation and animal assisted learning. Through this initiative, the Wild For Life Foundation will be able to more efficiently meet the increased demands for expanded education and grow the next generation of compassionate animal rescue and rehabilitators that will work in California and across the country.
The Wild for Life Foundation’s diverse educational and wellness activities are inherent in building compassion and positive life skills which foster symbiotic environmental stewardship through a healing partnership with animals. WFLF’s wild horse preservation component serves as an educational platform for the conservation and protection of wildlife through the provision of sanctuary and preserves for wild horses and burros who have been exploited and mistreated.
WFLF's new Sanctuary Center will enable WFLF to provide urgent lifesaving services to a greater population of at risk animalsn and will become home to many needy equines and canines , including at risk wild horses needing emergency rescue as well as permanent sanctuary placement.
Join Wild For Life Foundation’s Spokesperson and Ambassador, Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry in supporting the protection and preservation of America’s wild and domestic horses from cruelty and extinction! As an internationally recognized leader in animal welfare, WFLF's Sanctuary Expansion is vital to respond adequately to animals and humans that we serve. The additional space, dedicated care areas and special facilities provided through this expansion enable WFLF to fully carry out our mission. More significantly, WFLF's new Sanctuary Center allow us to improve the quality of our education and specialist training programs for our volunteers, new rehabilitators, interns and staff members as well as for the public. Ultimately and most importantly the new Sanctuary Center will enable Wild For Life Foundation to better meet community needs.
Sanctuary Expansion Project Team:
Katia Louise, Equine Welfare Educator, Rescue Professional, D. Arts/D.A., WFLF President, Founder, Executive Director
Jay Coskie, Eco Tourism/ Photography, Animal Rescue & Rehab, Marketing Professional, WFLF BOD, Vice President
Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry, WFLF Spokesperson and Ambassador, WFLF Seeds of Life Luminary Booster, Fundraising Advisor
Laura Allen, WFLF Board of Directors, Animal Law Attorney
Donna Caplan, WFLF Board of Directors, Attorney, Judicial Council (ret)
Daniel Ramos, Youth and Adult Rehabilitation, Retired FCSW, DCFS LA County, WFLF Ambassador
Jeannie Sullivan, WFLF Board of Directors, Secretary
Bing Bush, Jr., Equine Law Attorney, WFLF Board
Lisa Jacobson, DVM, Equine Practitioner and Chiropractor, WFLF Advisory Board
Cheryl Casati, Equestrian Instructor, ABRS TC, Retired U.S. Air Force, WFLF Advisory Board
Julie Caramante, Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator, WFLF Advisory Board
Nancy Stanley, Veterinary Technician, Animal Therapy Canine Unit, WFLF Ambassador
Ken Wahl, Honorary Chairman of the Board, Equine Therapy Aiding Veterans, Golden Globe Winner, WFLF Honorary Board
There is no minimum amount for contributions made directly to the Wild for Life Foundation to help support this lifesaving community enrichment project.
WFLF's Sanctuary Expansion is a community project that reflects the commitment of private individuals and corporations to the prevention of animal cruelty, preserving America’s wild and domestic equines, enhancing the lives of people, and sustaining natural ecosystems. Wild For Life Foundation will make sure this community effort is on display in highly visible donor recognition areas at the new Center. With a Seeds of Life donation to the Wild For Life Foundation, you can serve as a key partner in this momentous Sanctuary Center. Every individual or corporation that makes a donation at one or more of the ‘Seeds of Life’ levels is given the title of ‘Founding Patron’ and the opportunity to be recognized on site at the Centerpiece Recognition Wall.
Click on the link for “Seeds of Life Founding Patrons’ Circle” to join our luminous list of donors and learn more about our prestigious sponsorship opportunities.
Inquire to learn more about company sponsorship and specific naming opportunities. Contact WFLF by phone 310.439.9817 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to the Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
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