Meet Ranger: a heartwarming testament to the importance of our work


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Our Rescue Fund powers a variety of critically important work from providing lifesaving medical care to foals on the range to even outbidding kill buyers at slaughter auctions to protect victims of the BLM’s failed Adoption Incentive Program. But no matter how many rescues we fund, just know that this work is only possible because of supporters like you, Meredith. 

We’ve supported a lot of rescues as of late, so we’ve set a goal to raise $15,000 by Tuesday at midnight to add some much-needed resources to our Rescue Fund. With more support, we can help even more of these beloved animals in need of care. If you’d like to continue to power this lifesaving work, will you donate now to help us reach our goal?

Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of the recent rescues, a sweet long-legged boy named Ranger who was born on Nevada’s Virginia Range:

Ranger’s story begins when at just two days old, he got mixed into the wrong band and was separated from his mother. Once this was reported to a local organization, Wild Horse Connection (WHC), they called the Least Resistance Training Concepts (LRTC) rescue team to the area. The skilled rescue crew was thankfully able to secure him. The team tried to reunite him with his family, as they were still very near, but his mother would not come to him, and the stallion kept chasing him away. 

After attempts to reunite them failed, LRTC rescue members gave Ranger a critical supplement to ensure he received colostrum, and they transported him to LBL Equine Rescue. Unfortunately, after several hours he began to show signs of intestinal distress. He was rushed to the emergency vet, where he tested positive for an infection and had to be hospitalized for a week while he received lifesaving antibiotics. But little Ranger recovered, and was released back to LBL Equine Rescue!!


Here at AWHC, we partner with local rescue organizations like WHC, LBL Equine Rescue, and LRTC to fuel their work as they care for orphaned or abandoned foals on the Virginia Range. Your support enables us to help these organizations with funding to make sure no foal is left behind. 

The work AWHC and our partners do to help foals like Ranger wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our Foal Rescue Fund. Due to the high amount of rescues we’ve assisted with recently, we need to replenish our fund. Reaching our $15,000 goal helps us bolster our Rescue Fund to help more foals like Ranger. If you can, will you make a contribution to help us reach our $15,000 goal, Meredith?

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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