We Couldn’t Have Done This Without You
The Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary Alliance was created with the goal of improving communication and collaboration between wild horse and burro rescue and sanctuary organizations, in order to improve support, efficiency and the success of rescue efforts and each member’s day to day operations.
Following the founding of the Alliance, we were immediately called upon to help with the rescue efforts for the horses from South Dakota. Showing the importance of the Alliance’s mission, we have navigated this first challenge with an impressive sense of purpose, cohesion, and support from all of our members and some potential new members, each of whom has made significant contributions to this project.
Thank you all so much for your support in the past 8 months in the Alliance’s participation to rescue the horses of Lantry, South Dakota. This massive undertaking would not have been possible without your generous support!
This week we acknowledge Elaine Nash, Founder and President of Fleet of Angels, who has now been away from her home and family for over 185 days. She has spent more than 300 days devoted exclusively to the rescue and relocation of the horses seized from ISPMB in November of 2016. Operations at the facility in Ft. Collins, CO cost $8,500 per week and donations are vital to finishing the largest known horse rescue in history. If all adopters follow through on their commitments, there are only 47 sound, healthy adoptable horses remaining, as well as 35 older and/or blind adoptable special needs horses. If you are able to provide an adoptive home, please refer to the blue box at the bottom of this page.
The Alliance members mentioned above continue to incur significant individual costs due to the commitment they have made to these horses above and beyond the horses that were already in their care. While these entities continue to find adoptive homes for the horses whom they have assumed responsibility for, funds donated to the Alliance through the end of this year will be appropriately distributed to them to help with their significant need. You can DONATE HERE.
Beyond this important project, we look forward to continuing to develop our mission and goals, and to growing our membership in order to provide much needed and ongoing support for the demand on sanctuaries for America’s wild horses and burros.
The Alliance is extremely grateful for the overwhelming support it has been shown thus far, and hopes that you will continue to stand with us for wild horses and burros.
“Band of Brothers”, 20 gelded stallions rescued by Patricia Griffin- Soffel, will kick off the ‘Sweetbeau Horses’ project, a 501C3 formed by Griffin- Soffel and her husband Michael to give displaced wild horses a chance at loving their lives again.
Special thanks to:
The Griffin-Soffel Equine Rescue Foundation
The Humane Society of The United States
Return to Freedom
Habitat For Horses
Lifesavers, Wild Horse Rescue
The Unwanted Horse Coalition
Red Horse Nation
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ISPMB HORSES
Feed and Care Fund: The public can support the wild horses while adoptions continue by donating to a special fund created for feed, veterinary care, and all other costs related the life-saving mission for the ISPMP horses by the Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary Alliance).
Adopt: More than 200 people have applied to adopt two or more of these special horses. However, Fleet of Angels and partners are hoping to get more of the horses adopted in family bands, larger groups, and herds. Anyone who is interested in adopting some of these horses in larger bonded groups please contact: Fleet of Angels at HoldYourHorses@aol.com or via the ISPMB Horses / Emergency Adoption Mission page on Facebook.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ISPMB HORSE PLIGHT