Equine Welfare News

Help Needed to Save Mustangs from Slaughter Auction

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The following article is from the American Wild Horse Preservation.


We have breaking news to share with you. We’re getting closer to rescuing all 31 Virginia Range horses who are awaiting their fate at the Carson City Prison. (See photo to the right of one of several bands at the prison.) As our coalition works tirelessly to find homes for the last 10 horses, we need your help to raise the money needed to pay the horses’ bail and help with transport costs.

If we don’t rescue these horses they will be sent to the slaughter auction.

Last week we told you about Bond (the stallion pictured below), his family and the other Virginia Range mustangs needing help — they have found their forever homes! Now we are focused on placing the remaining 10 horses (three, small family bands) … some out-of-state rescue groups have offered to take some of the horses but they need us to purchase and deliver them.

In order to save these beautiful mustangs, we must raise the funds necessary to bail them out of the prison and transport them to their forever homes. Will you help?

These wild horse families were captured and removed from their homes on the range last month by the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Under the auspices of our parent organization, Return to Freedom, we have a cooperative agreement that allows us to purchase captured Virginia Range mustangs directly from the NDA to prevent them from being shipped to the slaughter auction.

We must urgently raise at least $15,000 to cover the purchase price for these horses and help with transportation costs. Whatever you can contribute today will get us closer to our goal of sparing these beloved and dignified mustangs the nightmare of the livestock auction, where they would be heartlessly sold by the pound. 

During the Christmas season, please think of us. It would be the greatest gift if we could have a reunion for the rally here in Las Vegas and the movie premier too. If anyone deserves to be on the red carpet, Meghan Dixon in Texas and Amber Neuhauser in Kentucky who are also in the film deserve to be with us. The rally is on December 6th and the movie is on December 8th.

Thank you for making our dreams of saving horses
and horses’ dreams of having loving homes come true.

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