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QUICK UPDATE – Meeting with Catcher yesterday – Sorting today! LOTS & LOTS OF MILK BABIES!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Met with the catcher yesterday. There are LOTS of milk babies.

IF we don’t save them, they literally have no other chance. They will not survive on their own.

Logically I should walk away. However, this is God’s rescue and it runs on faith and your love and support.

Do we save these tiny lives or let “nature handle it”? It is so heartbreaking. I am heading over there this afternoon to say “yes” or “no” as they are run through the shoot.

It’s up to you – do they live or die?

I know everyone is tired of these emergencies, but the cold fact is that if I didn’t ask y’all for help, every single one of the horses we have saved together would be dead. I will do the work but I need your love and support to make it happen!

THANK YOU for all the wonderful donations of milk pellets, syringes, gloves etc. The babies are devouring the pellets and their milk. THANK YOU!

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
12965 Green Saddle Drive, #233
Golconda, NV 89414

checks to PO Box 233,

Golconda NV 89414

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Chilly Pepper – 911 – Urgent help needed!!!! Catcher called AGAIN!!! Clock is ticking…

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Catcher called again!!!! 24 HOURS!

My heart is breaking as I write this. I am so full, but the only chance for any of these horses is us, our Chilly Pepper Family. My funds are low, but my Faith is high!

IF there is a chance for me to pull any, I need your help. Even with the wonderful donations from some of our treasured donors, the vet bills still linger close to $5000+. (We just had 2 euthanasia and burials, and bunches of coggins). Blood work for Uncle fester was covered by our wonderful angels Jan and her crew.

I HAVE to be able to support and care for ALL the horses. We need to raise funds for bail, vetting, transport, and to feed and care for them through winter, at the very least.

I have to go pick tomorrow! This is an emergency situation. I truly hope we can at least pull some of them.

I have to start transporting the un-adopted to NV in between my pre-op and the surgery. This is an urgent situation!

THANK YOU for all the wonderful donations of milk pellets, syringes, gloves etc. The babies are devouring the pellets and their milk. THANK YOU!

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
12965 Green Saddle Drive, #233
Golconda, NV 89414

checks to PO Box 233,

Golconda NV 89414

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Can’t make Boots & Bling? Register now, and you can join us virtually for the silent auction, today from 4-6p!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Boots & Bling is TONIGHT!

SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Forni Building

Doors open at 4pm

Catered BBQ dinner, no host bar (beer and wine), DJ Music and dancing, and fabulous live, silent, and dessert auctions.

We are grateful we can celebrate together in person this year!

Thank you for your support – We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!

Due to the Caldor Fire postponement,

we MAY have a small number of tickets available for walk-in guests,

but no guarantees at this point

Boots & Bling Silent Auction!

If you aren’t able to attend in person, but still want to join the fun and support AAE, the silent auction is open in person AND online this year! We have some wonderful and exciting items available! The live auctions are exclusive to attendees.

Registration for the silent auction is open now. Once registered, you can preview items until the auction opens. Bidding starts at 4p (PST) tonight, Saturday, October 16. The auction closes at 6p (PST).

Help horses from home!

Register for the silent auction now!

How to Register

Register Now!

Winning items may be picked up at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs or shipped at winning bidder’s expense.

Questions? Email bandb@allaboutequine.org.

 

We look forward to celebrating with everyone tomorrow and raising more funds to help more horses into 2022. Horses like Maisy and Trace!

Maisy

Sweet Maisy is getting better every day. She’s got a few more days of treatment to go, and so far, so good. We’re looking forward to learn more about this gal. Keep your fingers crossed all continues to go well.

Trace

This guy, Trace, is healing well and feelin’ good. He’s gone from nearly losing an eye and resulting limited vision to an incredibly positive outcome. He does NOT have cancer, he will not lose his eye, and he will be coming out of retirement to go back to work serving the community. Look how well that incision is healing! High five to Trace and the docs at LBEMC!

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Chilly Pepper – YOU kept 11 horses off the slaughter truck, but we need funds to feed, vet & care for them!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

We did it! We saved 11 livesOnce again I went on Faith, as we had enough to save them, but need more help to get them home safely.

We had enough funds to purchase the horses, and now I need to pay for the hay that has been delivered. I have 27 horses with me at camp, not including the ones back in NV. I needed $1500 worth of hay delivered to “camp”, and this was definitely not in the budget.

Sadly, Jan had to be euthanized due to a horrific injury she has suffered with for a very long time. (I tried to treat her but knew immediately she needed emergency vet care.) She literally had a broken bone sticking out of her side. What a horrible feeling to try and remove something that was actually her broken bone. Doc pulled out numerous pieces of bones that were floating inside her. It was horrible and devastating. I thank God that you all made it possible to give her the help she so deserved. She is finally pain free and running free in Heaven. I just can’t do this sometimes. It’s too hard!

As you know, I do all of the vetting I possibly can. I deal with mass amounts of pus, have to remove chunks of dead flesh etc, but when I try to remove what looks like a scab and find out it is literally her broken bone, it is not only sickening, heartbreaking and devastating, but it is way beyond my ability to care for properly. We have had horribly high vet bills due to the number of devastating injuries we have had.

The vet bills are in the thousands, or close to at both places. I have another batch of Coggins scheduled for Friday, but need to pay off Harrah prior to that. Harrah Veterinary – $1364.58 is what is needed BEFORE Friday. If I don’t get that paid, I most likely can’t get the Coggins on the new batch and I won’t be able to go home in time for my surgery.

The total for Goldendale Veterinary stands at $3524.87, and that does NOT include the starved “Uncle Fester’s” recent visit and specialized blood work.

We are in desperate need of help for these vet bills. Having so many lives saved brings a serious need for help. Thank you for keeping them off the truck, but these horses are still in need of your help!

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

BREAKING: The Wyoming Checkerboard Roundup has begun. Here’s what we’re doing >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The largest roundup in history has officially begun. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) helicopters have descended on five Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in the Wyoming Checkerboard, and are targeting 4,000 wild horses for capture.

The roundup is SO massive that it is scheduled to continue through February of 2022. Approximately 3,555 wild horses will be permanently removed from 3.4 million acres of land. Given the mortality rate associated with roundups, at least 50 horses are expected to die as a result of the months-long helicopter stampede.

The survivors — wild animals who roam 10-20 miles a day — will be confined in feedlot pens that provide just 700 square feet of space per horse. Many will be adopted through the BLM’s cash incentive program that’s sending “truckloads” of wild horses into the slaughter pipeline, according to the New York Times. The “lucky ones” who escape this grim fate will never experience freedom or family again.

All for what? Livestock special interests have lobbied for decades for the removal of these wild horses so that their cattle can graze on our public lands. Now, the lives of thousands of Wyoming’s wild horses hang in the balance as the BLM begins this devastating roundup that will cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

We’re fighting back against the BLM’s efforts. That’s why we just launched our campaign, Keep WY Wyld. Earlier this week, we started a national petition in partnership with the Animal Welfare Institute to demand a halt to these roundups. Now, we’re announcing the next steps of our campaign >>

We’re launching advertisements, putting up billboards, and hosting a virtual rally to draw attention to the issue as we fight back against this roundup. We’re pulling out all the stops to protect Wyoming’s wild horses. Can you make a donation today to fuel our work?

DONATE

This roundup is just a precursor to the pending BLM plan to eradicate horses entirely from most of the HMAs in this area. If successful, this action would result in the loss of 52% of the state’s wild horse habitat.

We refuse to allow that to happen. So we’re using every resource at our disposal to fight for the rights of Wyoming’s wild horses. The livestock industry is well-funded and we expect them to fight back.

Will you help us as we launch our Keep WY Wyld campaign to protect Wyoming’s wild horses with a donation today? Your support helps us have the resources necessary to make this important work possible.

DONATE

Thanks for your support,

— AWHC Team
#KeepWYWyld

Webinar Invite: Asking you to take action for Wyoming’s wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Starting this week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will launch the largest wild horse roundup in history.

Will you join AWHC team members for a webinar on Tuesday, October 12th at 5PM PST to learn more about the proposed roundup and how you can speak up for the Wyoming wild horses?

On the call (8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST), you will:

  • Learn about the planned roundup including background and history on the special interests that play a role in why this roundup is happening;
  • Hear more about our national campaign, Keep WY Wyld and our plan to fight back for the horses of the Wyoming Checkerboard;
  • Get inspired and learn more about how you can help in our fight to protect these wild horses!

Roughly 4,397 wild horses living in five herd management areas across the Wyoming Checkerboard will be rounded up as part of this action, so it’s critical that supporters like you join us in this fight. The proposed roundup will reduce the wild horse population across these areas to just 1,550 wild horses — leaving just 1 horse for every 2,217 acres of land.

We hope you’ll join us to hear more about our national campaign and get inspired to join the fight to protect these cherished icons.

Register here for our October 12 campaign kickoff call!

REGISTER NOW

Thanks for helping us Keep WY Wyld,

— Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

Chilly Chilly Pepper- Quick Update

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Update – I met with the catcher yesterday. Sadly, as you can see, folks are starting to dump their domestics. So now Uncle Fester is in the mix.

I have until tomorrow night to fully commit to saving these precious souls. One of them has a horrible injury/infection and I need to pull her for sure.

We have received some amazing donations, but I need to know I can provide the care and feed needed.

I’m hoping to pull 10??, but have nowhere near enough funds to provide what will be needed. So I am hoping for a miracle between now n tomorrow night.

So please let me know what we can do.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Chilly Pepper – HELP PLEASE! Catcher called again! How many lives can we save?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Catcher called AGAIN this morning! Who and HOW MANY can we save?

Thank you to all of you who donated for the weanlings.

Sadly, the Catcher called me this morning and wants me to go over and see if there are any others I can “save”. This is the most painful and horrific part by far of doing rescue. To stand in front of a corral filled with precious lives and know you cannot save them all. To look into their beautiful eyes and know what fate awaits them if you don’t choose them.

I’m sure folks are extremely tired of all the 911’s and the emergencies, but think about this. I have to live this every single day. I get no breaks, (except for my broken femur – arghh), I have to lay in bed every single night seeing their haunted eyes begging me for help, It’s as if they know. Instead of hiding and turning away, they all face me, many never taking their eyes off mine. It is horrible. I am already physically ill just knowing I have to pick and choose.

I seriously need to at least have $1500 per horse to save them. This time of year is the slowest for adoptions and I can be pretty sure that I will have to feed and care for most of them throughout the winter. That amount won’t even begin to cover expenses after I bail them, get them coggins and have them hauled back to NV to feed this winter.

I CANNOT only “choose color”. I CAN’T! So I already have 5 “brown horses” that will most likely be traveling back to NV with me. The old stallion will no doubt live out the rest of his life at Chilly Pepper, (unless we get a miracle). It’s so hard, because color adopts out the fastest, and you need to get them placed. However, no horse deserves to die because it isn’t “fancy”.

So once again I am reaching outI know I can’t save them all, but I have to go and see who we can pull this afternoon. I was so happy because the weanlings were supposed to be delivered to me. (My trailer won’t do the steep driveway). But apparently there is a chance to save more, and I can’t in good conscience not try.

So please let me know what we can do.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Chilly Pepper – Weanling 911 – Urgent call from the Catcher – Babies will ship if we don’t save them.

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Catcher called this morning! Will you help save more?

Meet Nicole – the injured filly from the last 15.

I pulled 15 out of the last group, and that was pushing the envelope as I am way short of the funds needed to care for them long term or until they are adopted.

Catcher wants an answer. These babies are big enough to ship.

You decide who we save!

Thank you for saving the last group! Below meet Phantom, a stallion who definitely earned the right to live out his life!

Not sure how many, but hopefully you will help me save them!

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

This sweet girl needs you!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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There’s no rest for the weary. AAE is having a challenging September with three hospitalizations. The bright light is that two special horses are are getting a second chance at life because of you.

 

This sweet mare is in the hospital now, and she has a long road ahead.

She was dropped off at the vet for euthanasia because she’s been sick with a respiratory issue (non-contagious). Now she has a new life.

What matters is that we got the call, and we offered her a true second chance. Thankfully, owner agreed she could be saved if someone would take her.

We’ll have more photos to share soon. Please say some prayers for this young lady!

 

 

 

It happened not only once, but twice! This young man, now known as Trace, was retired from service from a local mounted police unit. He developed some swelling in his left eye due to a mass. After a series of diagnostics, there was not a definitive answer, but cancer was at the top of the list, and eye removal was likely part of his future. He was retired from service, but this guy was still so full of life.

We took a chance on this guy hoping, if nothing else, we’d be able to offer his a retirement filled with TLC while nature took its course.

Once at AAE, we discussed two more diagnostic options for a biopsy to get a more definitive diagnosis, either by scoping his sinus or by going into his frontal sinus.

So, off the to the vet he went so we could get a peak inside. The scope was inconclusive. Much to everyone’s surprise, once in the sinus, it appeared to be a cyst causing the swelling.

Tissue samples were collected and sent of to the lab, and Trace came back to the barn for a while. Several days later, we got some good news and some not so good news. Good news was the tissue was not cancer. Not so good news was that Trace needed another surgery to remove the cyst and make sure there was nothing more going on inside there.

Thankfully, the docs removed the cyst, cleaned things up, and put this handsome guy back together again. After post-op checks, he was released with great news. Though there is a slight chance the cyst could return, he has an excellent prognosis.

He is home and doing incredibly well. He’s demanding at feed time, and he’s not skipped a beat.

We are incredibly grateful that because of all of you, Trace also has a second chance at a new life.

As many of you know, our sweet Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week after an extended hospitalization for a prolonged colic. Trace’s first surgery was scheduled the same day Daisy went into the hospital. Needless to say, our vet budget took a big hit this month. If you’re able to donate toward their hospitalization costs, know your help has truly offered second chances for both of these lucky souls!

Donate

Just a reminder, the new date for Boots & Bling is

Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 4pm

at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Our thoughts and prayers to all El Dorado County residents,

the firefighters, their families, and everyone impacted by the Caldor Fire.

We haven’t heard from you in a while!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from you.

The fight to keep wild horses and burros free on our public lands is more urgent than ever.

  • Congress is considering an appropriations bill that could pave the way for the Bureau of Land Management’s forced roundup of 90,000 wild horses and burros from public lands over the next five years. This is the first installment of the BLM’s multi-billion dollar proposal to cull wild horse populations back to extinction levels, a plan that will push the program off the fiscal cliff and could result in the mass slaughter of America’s national icons.
  • The BLM’s cruel and inhumane summer assault on wild horses is already underway across the West as of July 1. Helicopter roundups in the sweltering desert heat involve tiny, vulnerable foals who risk being literally run to death after miles-long helicopter chases. The BLM plans to round up and remove more than 5,000 federally-protected wild horses and burros from public lands by September.

If there was ever a time that wild horses and burros needed your support, now is that time.

Learn more about AWHC’s efforts to protect our wild horses and burros, and how you can get involved.

We hope to hear from you soon, and that you are ready to get back in the fight to defend these national treasures,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director

Please read: FY 2021 Roundup Season in Review

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

In just a few short days, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 roundup season will come to a close and the FY 2022 season will begin. Since last September, 17,917 wild horses and burros have been brutally chased by helicopters and most have been shipped to overburdened holding facilities.

The BLM’s aggressive roundup schedule will result in the highest number of wild horses and burros ever maintained in the BLM’s holding facilities.

We mourn for all of the wild horses and burros who have lost their freedom and their families. The silver lining to this upsetting news, however, is that public opposition to this cruel and costly program has never been greater.

Just this month, Colorado Governor Jared Polis spoke up passionately against a BLM roundup in his state, the National Sierra Club called on Interior Secretary Haaland to remove livestock from wild horse habitats, and the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent a letter to Secretary Haaland demanding that the BLM stop scapegoating wild horses for environmental damage caused by private livestock grazing.

Together, we are stronger than ever — and we promise to continue our work to protect the rights and freedom of America’s wild horses and burros.

If you’re with us in the continued fight for our cherished wild horses and burros, will you make a donation to fuel the American Wild Horse Campaign’s work today?

DONATE

Your contributions make our advocacy for humane and scientific management practices possible. Your funding also allows AWHC to continue to hold the BLM accountable for the animal welfare abuses committed during helicopter roundups.

Earlier this month, we asked for your help to fight back against an especially brutal roundup in the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado, where tiny foals were being stampeded with helicopters and several were left alone to fend for themselves in the wild after their mothers were captured. And you stepped up.

In just 24 hours, supporters like you generated over 10,000 emails and calls demanding a halt to the roundup. The public pressure and the Governor’s intervention worked. The roundup was halted early and 150 wild horses who were targeted for removal remained free!

Change will happen, if we continue to work together. 

If you’re with us in the fight to protect these cherished animals and preserve their freedom on our public lands, will you make a donation to fuel our work today?

DONATE

Thank you for your support,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

Happy Autumn

Hello again! Remember me? Apologies for the lack of newsletters. To be honest, I have just not felt up to writing. The current state of affairs in the world has knocked me off my perch a bit. I do miss writing about what is going on as a LOT has been going on at Broomtail Farm, home of Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.

It’s been quite stressful dealing with the increase in the price of just about everything we need. Supplies are more expensive; feed is more expensive; our hay price went up by 3.50 a bale! Hopefully we will be able to find enough to get us through the winter. Our Shelter Logic buildings all bit the dust this year so new hay storage sheds were required. We figured even though the initial investment was much greater, a shed will last a heck of a lot longer.

Hannah has been working like crazy and the results are apparent. We have taken in quite a few animals in need of medical care and training. All the animals that came in as “unhandleable” are now enjoying physical attention. All have had their VERY PRICY medical issues taken care of. Thank you, Hannah!

We have been getting a lot of calls from folks needing to surrender their animals. So many that we currently have a waiting list as we just don’t have the room or resources to take in more at this time.

We have just made the sad decision not to have our Open House again this year due to the pandemic. The Delta variant has been prevalent in our area, and we do not want to put anyone at risk. We are not doing Equine Affaire this year also due to the pandemic. We miss seeing our friends and supporters in person, but it’s not worth the risk of having anyone become ill.

For a wee bit of good news, we will be getting some new merchandise in for your holiday shopping. We have recently got in a few adoption applications, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I thank each and every one of you for your kind words and acts of support. We could not do what we do without you.

Stay well.

Ann

Merlot and Grayson say have a happy fall!

CHILLY PEPPER – Quick update on horses shipping to slaughter

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Quick Update on the Catcher’s horses.

Just got home from meeting with the Catcher. This is killing me. There is simply no way to save everyone. I am already physically ill from having to say yes or no.

The only good news is that I have 5 days to raise the funds to save as many as we can.

The goal is to raise at least $1500 for each horse. I have to be able to provide proper care and feed for them until they are adopted.

For a mare and foal pair, $500 – bail and vetting for the pair

$350 – hay for the month

$200 – Foal Lac Pellets (Mare is emaciated)

$125 – Mama and baby grain

So after bail, vetting and basic feed for the 1st month, it costs $1175, and that does not include any medicine, special care, transport etc. The likelihood of having them for over several months is high, especially because this particular pair are in horrible shape and the baby has a very badly injured face.

So $1500 won’t even cover the cost for two months for this particular pair if baby needs stitches.

I am hoping to pull at least 10 if not more.

Thankfully I am supposed to have until the 25th to raise enough funds. Originally the deadline was today, but if we can pull at least 10, we have until the 25th.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

CHILLY PEPPER – Another EMERGENCY! Huge Dilemma – CATCHER Called – CLOCK IS TICKING! Who do we save – Who ships?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

I Need Your Help Asap!

We currently have 6 new babies, along with the other 12 horses and a draft named Tiny at camp, not to mention the horses in NV. (Tiny had to go to the emergency vet this morning!) Mario is still with us, but having issues getting up by himself.

CATCHER just CALLED and I will be heading over TODAY so I can let him know who and how many orphans and/or horses we can save.

There is nothing harder than walking up to a group of horses and choosing who lives or dies. I am literally physically sickWE are the ONLY CHANCE for any of them to stay off the slaughter truck. I have nightmares about the horses I leave behind. It isn’t fair, but if I don’t go, NONE of them will avoid being shipped.

I need funds to purchase, vet, transport, feed and care for every horse I pull.

It is a terrifying time to take on more horses as Adoptions are lower than normal due to our efforts still being maliciously shut downAdopters are still being contacted and told something is wrong with the horse, it has been adopted, it is dangerous etc. etc.

I am running on FAITH, a broken heart and pure exhaustion. Faith that God will guide me and that my amazing Chilly Pepper Family will fight as hard as I do to save as many as we can!!

Funds are extremely low and vet bills keep climbing. Doc is coming tomorrow for more coggins. The boys just got gelded. So it goes in rescue.

Blood and guts and open wounds are the easy ones. I can handle those myself. However, I cannot do x-rays, blood tests, life saving Plasma etc. without a vet.

Tiny is currently in the hospital. He is our latest rescue and he came in last night. We know he has neurological issues, as well as possible laminitis. He needs to remain in the hospital until the pain is controlled enough to take x-rays and make sure his coffin bones have not rotated beyond help.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE >> Watch our mini-documentary on wild burros!!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Check out our mini-documentary in partnership with Dr. Erick Lundgren on ground-breaking research surrounding America’s wild burros!

WATCH HERE >>

Several months ago, we sent you an update on some scientific developments that advance our knowledge of wild horses and burros. Today, we wanted to tell you more about one of these specific discoveries:

Wild burros don’t often get as much attention as our wild horses do — even though both species have the same rich history. Often labeled as an “invasive species,” wild burros face constant threats like roundups and removals from the public lands they call home. And, Erica, fewer than 15,000 burros are estimated to remain on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands across the U.S. today. 

New research, however, has shown that wild burros provide a significant benefit to desert ecosystems. These magnificent animals browse and graze on our public lands, and incredibly, they dig wells, which provide sources of water for other wildlife in the area!

One of the main arguments for the removal of wild burros is that they are an “invasive species” — destructive to the lands they roam. This research provides critical evidence that wild burros actually help — instead of hurt — the ecosystems in which they live.

We partnered with researcher, Dr. Erick Lundgren, on a mini-documentary about this innovative work, because increasing public awareness around wild burros is one of the ways we can help to protect these cherished animals!

WATCH & DONATE >>

We’re pleased to support ongoing, cutting-edge scientific research that advances our knowledge of wild horses and burros and their importance to ecosystems while establishing conclusively that there is a more effective and humane way to manage mustangs and burros in the wild rather than by cruelly rounding them up and incarcerating them for life.

If you’re with us in the fight to protect these cherished icons, consider watching our mini-documentary and making a donation today so we can continue to follow the science and protect America’s wild horses and burros!

WATCH & DONATE >>

— AWHC Research Team

Run Free, Daisy Donk

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Today, we are mourning the loss of our sweetest Daisy. Our girl had a challenging nine days of ups and downs, and yesterday, we helped her across the Rainbow Bridge to set her free to run across green pastures with her ol’ friends, Angus and Kasey.

Daisy came to AAE in 2016 with her big buddies, Angus and Kasey, after a family health crisis. She was six. Angus and Kasey were older draft fellas, much beloved AAE residents that have since passed. Lil Daisy was the boss of these two big guys, and she exerted her authority when it came to meal time!

Everyone was so fascinated by Daisy. From Marshallow and Patches to the rest of the farm critters….well, except maybe the sheep! It didn’t take long for the herd’s hierarchy to play out.

Daisy had the best ears in the world. Besides adorable, they were soft and fuzzy, and though she thoroughly enjoyed her spa days, her favorite was ear massages. She loved having her ears rubbed.

She was a big character, too. Her lil’ personality was precious. There was countless moments of laughter when Daisy was around.

Those of you that know Daisy know that her bestest friend was lil’ ol’ Sammy-boy. This little guy is going to miss her sooooooo very much. Please keep him in your prayers and send him lots of love. For now, he’s settling in with the mini boys, Flame, Robbie, and Dusty. It seems Flame’s wisdom understands his broken heart the best. Hang in there Sammy, you’ll have lots of love to help you along.

What I’ll miss most about this sweet girl was the softness of her muzzle and the kindness in her mouth. She gave the most loving nuzzles and nibbles, always a warm, fuzzy moment from her. If you experienced those lips, you’ll know what I mean. Kind of odd from the lil woolly mammoth.

Oh, Dais…it was so long before your time. Thank you for giving everyone such wonderful memories….sweet, cute, precious, warm, kind, funny, and all the gamut of emotions. You were such a sweet and special soul. You were loved by many, and we’ll remember you, always.

Daisy spent the last nine days hospitalized at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center where the docs worked hard to resolve her colicky symptoms. She initially improved, then had some ups and downs, we had encouraging days, but the last couple days became very difficult, to say the least. In the end, there was nothing more we could do to ease her pain. We thank everyone for the love, support, concern, and warm words during this time. As many of you know, the costs of care for hospitalization can be challenging. If you’d like to make a donation to AAE in memory of Daisy, we would very much appreciate the opportunity to pay it forward to the next equine in need.

THANK YOU!

Donate

 

CHILLY PEPPER – Starved, Abandoned Orphan Foal – Heartbreak, More Babies and an Emergency Visit to the Vet Needed to Possibly Save Another Life.

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Quick update.

My heart is shattered and the tears are pouring. My Beautiful Mia Moo, my ever precious little Maniac, is now in Heaven running and loving life pain free. Her little bones never developed and you cannot fix what isn’t there (as Doc said). She had so much wrong, but I will post her story later.

I have 4 babies as of right now, and more expected. Mario is in extremely critical shape and I am praying he makes it through the night. Both Docs are on other emergencies so he will be in Goldendale at 8 a.m.

PLEASE pray for him. He is not only starved and was abandoned by his band at least 5 days ago, but he is literally being eaten alive by worms.

The other 3 are hanging in there. I need more milk for these precious souls and as always, any and all help is greatly appreciated.

We can all learn from my beloved Mia Moo. She lived life 110 miles an hour, almost as if she knew she had to experience a lifetime of fun and love in only a few months. I will be sending out a tribute to her later, but for now it is simply too raw.

For the folks who sit home and whine about how they hurt or have issues, learn from Mia. She struggled from day 1, but she never pouted or whined. She rocked her life. She lived it to the fullest and went a thousand miles an hour and when she crashed she did it with the same intensity. I will explain how she told us her motto, but for now I will simply share it.

LIVE YOUR DREAM! That is directly from Mia.

OF COURSE there is once again No Time for me to even grieve…….

All I wanted was to have some quiet time, but these new babies are here and they need my full attention. Sadly we are expecting more in the next few days.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives. It was such a blessing to be able to save the entire family. You did that with your love and support.

Please check out the New Adoption page! We have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

TELL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: Become a Co-sponsor of the SAFE Act >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We have some breaking news to share and actions for you to take this week to protect our magnificent wild horses and burros. Remember: You are the driving force for change. Together we can keep wild horses wild! Read on and see how you can help to protect these cherished animals. >>

Safe Act Introduced in the Senate

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators reintroduced the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act to ban the slaughter of American horses both domestic and wild. The bill’s sponsors include Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Each year, thousands of American horses, both domestic and wild, are shipped across the border to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. The SAFE Act would permanently prevent horse slaughter plants from opening in the U.S. and prohibit the export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption abroad.

It’s critical that we pass this bill, especially given the number of federally-protected wild horses and burros being sent into the slaughter pipeline through the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Adoption Incentive Program. Please take action now requesting that your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative cosponsor the SAFE Act to end horse slaughter once and for all!

TAKE ACTION

 

Say Whoa to Giant Wild Horse Feedlot in Nevada

The BLM is charging ahead with its accelerated roundup plan, which if not reined in — will triple the number of wild horses and burros in holding facilities over the next five years! To accommodate this influx, the agency is expanding its holding capacity.

The latest proposal is for a 100-acre feedlot to warehouse 4,000 wild horses and burros in Nevada in cramped pens that will provide just 750 square feet of space per animal. The cost? Upwards of 7.3 million tax dollars annually. That’s 23 times more for one holding facility than the BLM spends program-wide on fertility control each year to humanely manage wild horse populations on the range. Insanity! Submit your comments before Sept. 17 to stand with AWHC against this costly and cruel plan. >>

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

 

Some Good News for Your Wednesday:

Sierra Club weighs in for wild horses: The 3.8 million-member Sierra Club, citing severe bias against wild horses in resource allocation on public lands, sent a letter last week to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, calling for an “initiation of the processes necessary to end all cattle/sheep grazing on all horse occupied BLM Herd Management Area lands.”

The letter noted that “management should prioritize keeping horses on designated HMA lands within ecological parameters that maintain or promote continued progress towards a TNEB [Thriving Natural Ecological Balance].”

This is in keeping with the Sierra Club’s new national wild horse policy as well as a growing chorus of environmental organizations speaking out against the scapegoating of wild horses for environmental damage caused by livestock. Also this month, the Sierra Club Colorado Chapter and the Western Watersheds Project called for a halt to the Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundup in Colorado, calling for removal of sheep from the HMA instead. More info here. >>

More AIP horses rescued from slaughter auctions: AWHC’s investigation into the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program continues to identify wild horses and burros sent through this cash incentive program to kill pens across the country. Along with documenting these animals and sending the evidence to the BLM and the Interior Department, we are helping to rescue victims of the AIP.

Last week, AWHC’s Rescue Fund paid the bail to save three beautiful AIP mustangs, including a two year old, and one adorable burro from a notorious kill pen in Oklahoma. Now they are safely housed at an Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary foster, where they will decompress, gain some weight, and be available for adoption! Four more lives were saved and that is reason for celebration!

Thanks for all you continue to do to protect wild horses and burros.

— AWHC Team

The Sand Wash Basin round up has come to an end

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse roundup in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) has come to an end. Thanks to your voices, and the efforts of Governor Jared Polis. First Gentleman Marlon Reis, and Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, the roundup was called early within the HMA, and 150 more magnificent Sand Wash basin wild horses remain free. This leaves more than 300 wild horses in the HMA, instead of the BLM’s target post-roundup population of just 163.

10,000 calls and emails in 24 hours. That’s what you did, upping the political ante and providing the public pressure necessary to back up Governor Polis’ work to implement more humane wild horse management practices in his state.

In his public statement, Governor Polis cited the “public outpouring” that demonstrated “how much people care for the well-being of these iconic Colorado animals.”

Together, we made important progress for wild horses in Colorado this month. Now it’s time to take the next step by calling on Congress to conduct an oversight hearing of the BLM’s costly and cruel wild horse and burro roundup program. Click here to take action now!

TAKE ACTION NOW >>

Photo by: Carol Walker

While we cheer for the 150 wild horses were spared capture via helicopter stampede and the 52 captured wild horses (25 mares and 24 stallions released to the Sand Wash HMA and 3 relocated to the Spring Creek Basin HMA), our hearts break for the 479 wild horses who were not so lucky.

They have been shipped to the BLM holding corrals at the state prison in Canyon City amidst mounting concerns about conditions there. These horses face an uncertain future, either warehoused for years in BLM feedlots or adopted through the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending truckloads of horses into the slaughter pipeline. The Sand Wash Basin helicopter operation left a trail of destruction and a litany of animal welfare violations, including tiny foals left alone without their mothers on the range. But know one thing: as the abuses mount, so too does the public outrage and the number of political leaders willing to step up to rein in the BLM. 

Will you help us shine a light on what’s happening by emailing your member of Congress and urging them to support an oversight hearing into the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program today?

The key ingredient to fighting back — and winning – is YOU. So on behalf of our whole team – and the wild horses and burros we all love — thank you for what you accomplished for the Sand Wash Basin wild horses.

Truly. You are the last line of defense for these cherished animals, and they need you to keep fighting for them. 

With Gratitude,
The AWHC Team

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