Help feed the WY14 saved from slaughter

October 25:

Dear Donor,

One of the reasons why we are fundraising on an open platform is to provide transparency and education. Most people have no idea how much is coming in during fundraising and how much the true cost is to feed and care for rescued wild horses for example.

Out on public land it costs basically nothing to have wild horses and burros because they are part of the eco-system and fill their niche. It's important to fight for their freedom to live in the wild.

Our plan is to create a sustainable eco-sanctuary where the the wild horses can graze and we can grow hay for the winter. The WY14 will be allowed to live in sanctuary and to be observed by visitors, students, artists, veterans, etc. They will only be minimally gentled to provide foot care and other care as needed but otherwise left in peace. The other wild horses in our Outreach Program are Ambassadors that interface with the public in a hands on way and will go to events to champion and encourage wild horse adoption as well as bust prejudice against WILD horses.

Val for example has already dispelled many myths to a lot of DVMs and vet students at UC Davis. It's beautiful to watch it happen. Maybe now some of those people will think slaughtering wild horses is a bad idea because they met Val.

We are a nonprofit organization in California. The Andean Tapir Fund (501c3) is our fiscal sponsor while ours is in the works. When we have our own 501c3 status then we will start a fundraising campaign to create the ecosanctuary. In the meantime we need to feed, board, train and care for the wild horses in our program. We are 100% volunteer--no salaries. Your tax-deductible donations are going to the wild horses in our program.

Hay is extremely expensive and the only power we have to get a better rate is if we buy it by the semi truck load. We haven't been able to raise that kind of money so we buy it in blocks of 30 bales or less at a time. Most rescues and sanctuaries are struggling with hay prices so high. For example, in the SF Bay Area hay retails for $25 a bale. In Reno the hay is cheaper. We always are sourcing out better prices to stretch out donor dollars. 

We are not funded by corporations, oil, gas or big pharma so we have no conflicts of interest. We are here for the wild horses, period. We are a dynamic org and we need more volunteers so let me know if you would like to help : )

Many blessings,

Anne Novak
Executive Director
Protect Mustangs
Tel: 415.531.8454

UPDATE October 25th:
We are not meeting our goal to buy a semi of hay at a time so all the donations that come in for hay have gone out immediately to buy hay. As of today we have spent all the money on hay and that hay will run out the 29th. We need to raise $4000 quickly. Please help feed the 14 traumatized orhpans. Your donations are tax-deductible and the young wild horses are so grateful.

We have been told there are other sites on the internet who seem to be fraudulently asking for donations for the 14 young wild horses (WY14) Protect Mustangs rescued from the slaughterhouse.

We believe more than 100K people have been directed to donate to the wrong website . . . and as a result, the WY14 are being scammed. We noticed donations for the WY14 decrease dramatically after their first 45 days in California. Read more here ->

UPDATE August 21:
We need to buy large semi's filled with hay to get the best price and fill up the barn. Winter is around the corner and the prices are already skyrocketing because of the drought. We are grateful this fundraiser has been feeding the WY14 for many months thanks to donors. Right now there is hardly any hay left and a harsh winter is coming. Please help the 14 rescued wild orphans, who were rescued from the Candian slaughterhouse, with your tax-deductible hay donation today!

Help the traumatized national treasures saved from slaughterhouse--the WY14.
 (June 5, 2014)

When you make a tax-deductible donation for Hay to feed the 14 wild horse babies, 8 months to 2-years-old, who were rescued from the slaughterhouse, you are giving them hay to help them grow strong. While they are staying at their layover location near Reno before moving to the Bay Area, Protect Mustangs pays for their hay. 

Grass hay locally is $17.50 for a 100 pound bale, if we buy it in 2-4 ton loads plus delivery, otherwise it is $20 a bale at the feed store plus gas to pick it up. We want to buy grass hay by the ton to save money. Once the WY14 move to the Bay Area they will need hay unless we can find irrigated pasture.

Your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

All donations go directly toward buying hay minus the fact that GoFundMe will deduct a 5% fee from each donation the WY14 receive. WePay charges 2.9% + $0.30 per donation on top to disperse the funds.

For more info about the WY14 Rescue Mission visit We are a California nonprofit. While we are applying for our 501c3 donations should be retroactive but even so we are under The Wild Horse & Burro Fund which is part of the Andean Tapir Fund--an established 501c3 so your donations on this Go Fund Me are tax-deductible right now. 

Thank you for helping the WY14. These little orphans need hay! Every dollar counts. Every dollar goes to feed them so they can heal after losing the rest of their herd at the slaughterhouse.

Please make a donation for the 14 wild horses. They need your help to heal from the trauma.

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