Wild For Life Foundation Launches Wild Burro Rescue and Recovery Mission

Riverside, CA - December. 22, 2015 – The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) has issued an Emergency Rescue Resolution to help save and preserve California’s at-risk Wild Burros. Wild burros are being rounded up and removed by from their native homelands in Highgrove, CA by County Officials to prevent them from being hit by cars and trains.  The burros have been drawn to the busy streets where well-meaning residents and drivers have flocked to feed and water them.  It’s been reported that number of burros in the area have already been struck and killed by cars.  More than two dozen wild burros have recently been rounded up and impounded by the local County animal shelter.  Another 10-20 wild burros will soon face the same fate.  
Rescue team members of WFLF's Wild Burro Rescue and Recovery Mission are working behind the scenes in effort to provide lifesaving rescue services and safe harbor for as many wild burros as possible.  "We are dealing with a crisis situation," says Katia Louise, WFLF Executive Director. "It's a tragedy. It’s dangerous for everyone and burros are dying."  Riverside County Animal Services (RCDAS) has defined the situation as an urgent matter.
Charity missions like the ‘WFLF Wild Burro Rescue and Recovery Mission’ help raise awareness and essential funds to aid at-risk wild burros that need urgent care and safe harbor  after losing their freedom, their homes and their families during roundups.

“We are dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education,” said Katia Louise.  “Central to WFLF’s Wild Equine Preservation Mission is our commitment to help see that wild equines are able to maintain their natural social structures. Fundamental to the core of WFLF’s equine rescue and sanctuary program is our commitment to assure a forever safe haven habitat for each and every animal that comes through our doors.”
Wild burros are losing their once protected native homes on America’s public lands. As the remaining number of Wild Horses and Burros in the U.S. nears extinction, education and appreciation through the protection and observation of Wild Burros Horses in natural sanctuary environments becomes tantamount to their survival as a species. America’s Wild Equids cannot be reproduced once they are gone.

WFLF’s Wild Horse and Burro Conservation Mission strives to preserve and protect the lives of rare and historic wild equines as part of the natural ecosystem and educate people about the need for the preservation of this threatened native species.  Additionally, through this Mission, rescued wild equines are given an opportunity to heal and thrive in WFLF’s natural habitat sanctuary and recovery center.

Support for WFLF’s Wild Burro Rescue and Recovery Mission can be made in a variety of ways. One can become a donor, sponsor a wild herd, make a contribution toward WFLF’s sanctuary land acquisition project, volunteer, or "take action" through social media by raising awareness.
Donations received by the Wild For Life Foundation are tax deductible and will help support this vital Mission. Click here to make a donation.
The WFLF Wild Burro Rescue and Recovery Mission is dedicated to saving and preserving America's wild burros and assuring their protection from roundups and slaughter through rescue, sanctuary and education.  Wild For Life Foundation is a Federally registered tax exempt charity: ID# 26-3052458.  Donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
For more information visit the WFLF website at www.WildForLifeFoundation.org
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Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry Steps-up Support for Mission to Save, Protect and Preserve Wild and Domestic Equines


ANZA, CA,  December 11, 2015 – The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) today announced that (Jackie) Mrs. Gene Autry, Grand Ambassador and Spokesperson for WFLF has stepped-up her support in monumental fashion for WFLF’s mission to save, protect and preserve America’s horses by helping to seed WFLF’s crucial Land Acquisition Project. 

Earlier this year WFLF welcomed Mrs. Autry as a Grand Ambassador and Spokesperson for WFLF’s Saving America's Horses and Give Horses Hope Program.  Mrs. Gene Autry has graciously volunteered her powerful voice, resources and financial assistance to help provide influential support for the protection of America's horses from unspeakable slaughter and roundups.

“The Wild for Life Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in animal welfare and dedicated equine land is vital to WFLF’s mission to respond adequately to the rapid pace in growth in the numbers of victimized equines WFLF serves,” said Mrs. Gene Autry

In effort to help seed WFLF’s Land Acquisition Project in support of its mission, Mrs. 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 essential. Crucial financial assistance is now sought to help raise the recompensatory funds for WFLF's deeded acquisition of this land.

With human encroachment on natural habitats a constant feature of our modern world, Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) is the first and oftentimes the only place where injured, orphaned and homeless wild and domestic equines can find refuge. At WFLF these vulnerable victims receive a high standard of individualized care based on nationally recognized best practices and protocols for equine sanctuary and rehabilitation. WFLF delivers an important public service by providing a place where distressed, wounded, or displaced horses and burros get a second chance at life and are able to thrive in safe healing habitats.

“WFLF has been working to expand its sanctuary programs and facilities in conjunction with its animal assisted learning programs so we can help more animals,”  said Jay Coskie, Vice President and Co-Founder WFLF.  

Founded in July of 2008 under the leadership of Katia Louise, WFLF launched its vital equine rescue program to save the lives of slaughter bound horses discovered in California's illegal underground pipeline during the making of its acclaimed educational documentary film, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES. The feature length film went on to win multiple international awards through the festival circuit and after qualifying for the Oscars during its bi-coastal theatrical release in late 2012. With each year since, WFLF has expanded its lifesaving equine rescue and sanctuary program to save more lives.

 “Over the last year or so, after rescuing approx 200 imperiled Mustangs that were bound for slaughter, we set up nurseries for 17+ pregnant Mustangs who have since given birth to their beautiful babies. We've re-homed approximately 125 Mustangs to privately held pasture land and natural habitats in four states.  And we’ve provided safe harbor for over seventy five rare and historic wild Spanish and Navajo Mustangs through WFLF’s Wild Horse Sanctuary and Recovery Program.”

At the kind invitation of Mrs. Autry, WFLF is thrilled for the opportunity to relocate its equine rescue facilities and sanctuary headquarters together with over seventy five rescued wild and domestic horses from two former satellite locations to what will soon become WFLF's new Sanctuary Center in Anza. The charity has been leasing its facilities in effort to keep up with the steady stream of animals coming into our program. "In order to assure permanent safe harbor for America's horses it's imperative to have ownership of this land in perpetuity," said Ms. Louise. 
WFLF’s Wild Horse Preservation Program serves as an educational platform for the conservation and protection of wildlife through the provision of sanctuary and preserve land for rare, historic and wild equines found in life threatening danger after being captured from America's public rangelands. Programming plans also offers human participants a place to heal, enhance life skills and to develop new skills in animal rescue, rehabilitation and animal assisted learning. WFLF’s new Sanctuary Center objectives are to offer visitors opportunities to observe and learn from wild horses in safe and natural habitat environments.

WFLF's Community Enrichment plans include charitable programming to benefit disadvantaged youth from San Diego County, Riverside County and the greater Los Angeles areas. WFLF's equine and nature based educational activities can benefit youth through the arts with an innovative education component featuring culture and history.

The fundraising goal for WFLF’s acquisition of the property is $750,000.  Donations made to the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) are tax deductible. Contributions in any amount can be specified for WFLF's Land Acquisition  to help fully deed the new Sanctuary Center to the WFLF charity in perpetuity. 

About the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF):

The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to elevating life and healing through the prevention of cruelty to animals. WFLF is at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide safe harbor for at risk animals, providing the space, natural habitat and quality of care which they deserve. We vigorously work to protect abused, neglected and slaughter bound equines, and improve the standards of protection for America’s equine populations as a whole. Fundamental to the core of Wild For Life Foundation’s animal rescue and sanctuary mission is our commitment to assure a forever safe haven home/ environment for each and every animal that comes through our doors. Federal ID No. 26-3052458

For more information visit the WFLF website at www.WildForLifeFoundation.org

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