Jackie, Mrs. Gene Autry Steps-up Support for Mission to Save, Protect and Preserve Wild and Domestic Equines

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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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