WILD MUSTANG RESCUE MISSION - A Lifsaving Mission
By the Wild For Life Foundation
The WFLF WILD MUSTANG RESCUE MISSION was established by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) early in 2014, as a grassroots rescue and recovery mission to rescue and save the lives of approximately one hundred and fifty wild horses that had become orphans after their previous owner, the Monero Mustangs, a New Mexico nonprofit organization (NPO) surrendered them. They had unfortunately lost their pasture lease and sadly the entire herd of imperiled Mustangs found themselves stranded in deserted feed lots without access to water or hay. Without the resources to house, feed and care for them, the then defunct NPO, was on the verge of losing all their horses lives to unspeakable slaughter.
History of WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission:
In early 2014 the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) received a desperate plea of "life and death urgency" from the founder of Monero Mustangs for emergency rescue assistance. Sadly the entire herd of Mustangs found themselves stranded in a deserted feedlot where there was no running water and no access to hay. After confirming reports that badly emaciated and injured Mustangs were trapped in a feedlot, about to be shipped for slaughter and without access to water or hay, and upon the surrender of their previous owner, who no longer had the means to care or provide for them, the Wild For Life Foundation, together with the support of the ASPCA rescued these animals.
The WFLF Monero-Mustang Rescue Mission (WFLF MMRM) was launched by the Wild For Life Foundation as crisis intervention to save these innocent animals' lives and a means for providing emergency aid and helping to facilitate the urgent need for their relocation and placement into new forever homes.
We provided emergency equine rescue services and supplies to answer the call of this urgent RESCUE NEED for what had been originally reported to us as 100 Mustangs. It became evident however, that indiscriminate breeding had been allowed by their former owner and the number of horses whose lives were in imminent life threatening danger was closer to 150.
WFLF stepped up to the challenge. Emergency financial aid was provided directly toward the care, feeding, transport and placement of these imperiled Mustangs.WFLF additionally facilitated the placement of the majority of these animals into new 3rd third party homes.
Approximately 100 imperiled Mustangs were successfully placed into to new homes in several other states, but there were no other takers for the last of the herd – including poor little Cinco, his mother and several other mares and new born foals. These were the most serverely emaciated victims, the injued, the most wild, untouchable and the least adoptable Mustangs. The written surrendering urgent plea by the previous owner to the Wild For Life Foundation for the rescue and intake of approximately 50 horses documents their legal transfer as based on fact that their lives were in imminent danger, and their previous owner had no other means to save them.
WFLF has covered their ongoing expenses for their care and custody of these desparate RESCUE NEED horses whom began arriving to WFLF facilities in July, 2014.
In June of 2015 WFLF transferred approximately thirty three of these Mustangs for residency placement into a 3rd party sanctuary in Northern California. This event officially concluded this rescue mission.
WFLF has continued to provide ongoing care and custody for the last 15 survivors whom have at all times remained under the legal ownership and title of WFLF since first accepted by WFLF, and these Mustangs are thriving under WFLF's Equine Sanctuary program in Riverside, CA– thanks your caring and compassionate support.
The Wild For Life Foundation has stepped up in troubled times on behalf of the equine community and has extended sincere compassion, benevolence and good will through all its animal rescue missions. As a leader in the equine welfare and nonprofit animal rescue industry for nearly 10 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with fellow equine professionals, rescue groups and supporters. To suggest that [Wild For Life Foundation], as a nonprofit, animal protection and rescue organization whose powerful educational platforms, successful rescue missions, outreach programs and initiatives have saved and protected hundreds of at risk American horses and burros from starvation, abuse, neglect, abandonment, roundups and slaughter, including Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed, the renowned Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission, Hope for Horses, Tees for Horses, WFLF's Mustang Rescue Missions, and the international Saving America's Horses Coalition, and in consideration of the defamatory and outrageous rumors created by the previous owner of the above described RESCUE NEED horses, WFLF states that quite frankly these rumors are additionally absurd.
We're not sure why certain persons have acted so maliciously, but we do know one thing for sure; what they are doing is 100% contrary to the safety, wellbeing and future of the very animals that WFLF serves to protect. Unfortunately, all efforts to resolve these issues without resorting to court proved futile.
WFLF has a proud history of integrity, best practices and compassion, and our organization will do everything in our power to ensure that America’s horses and burros are safe, secure and supported. Due these recent malicious acts of harm against innocent animals, and our mission to save and protect them, we are actively seeking justice through judicial relief.
PUBLISHED NEWS & ARTICLES
July 20, 2016, Wild For Life Foundation Successfully Saved the lives of approx 150 former Monero mustang victims from gruesome slaughter (full story)
July 27, 2015, Mission accomplished with integrity and honor; WFLF’s Wild Horse Rescue and Recovery Program – A Historic Living Legacy
November 19, 2014, TRUE COWBOY MAGAZINE, The full story about the Wild for Life Foundation and The Monero Mustangs (go to article)
November 3, 2014, Success! The last of imperiled Monero Mustangs safely arrive to California! (full story)
October 8, 2014, GREEN VALLEY NEWS, Rescue Group Helps Save Horses (go to article)
September 15, 2014, A New Beginning for some of America's most Historic Imperiled Wild Horses (full story)
September 12, 2014, Wild For Life Foundation welcomes 10 rare and hsitoric Spanish Mustangs to its Southern California Safe Haven Sanctuary facility. (full story)
August 18, 2014, Wild For Life Foundation welcomes 15 Spanish Mustangs to its Southern California Safe Haven Sanctuary facility. (more)
July 29, 2014, Wild For Life Foundation welcomes 7 Spanish Mustang mares and their foals to its Safe Haven program at Equine Voice, AZ. (more)
The Wild For Life Foundation relies on continued support for its wild horse rescue and sanctuary program. We can’t do this work without you. You make our healing and lifesaving work possible.
WFLF relies 100% on tax deductable donations to pay for these costs.
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ABOUT IMAGES OF EQUINES
The images of equines depicted in promotional efforts to support WFLF lifesaving missions are of horses whom WFLF aided, saved, rescued, cared and or provided for and or legally owned at the time in which the photographs were taken. WFLF owns the copyrights and all use rights for all images captured of WFLF equines while located at WFLF facilities, and or of equines served by WFLF during the process of a WFLF rescue mission. WFLF is additionally greatful to supporting independent photographers who have granted permission for the use of images taken preior to a WFLF Rescue efforts for the purpose of documenting and supporting our lifesaving missions.
The images displayed by WFLF of these and other equines are a testament to the profound success of WFLF's monumental rescue missions which have been supported by the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society and countless of caring and compassionate humanitarians. Documentation and promotion of equines served through WFLF's lifesaving work is essential to carrying out our mission to save, protect and preserve wild and domestic equines in need.
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