Wild Horse Annie’s horses are being pushed through the livestock auction again next Wednesday September 26th in Fallon, Nevada.
Update 10:30 p.m.
“Miracles are happening. Hidden Valley has found a large pasture for the 25 wild horses for tomorrow as a very, very temporary holding area. Thank heavens.” ~Anne Novak
Update 6:00 p.m.
News 4 Reno aired Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund’s call for help here.
Update at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday September 25, 2012:
“I just got off the phone with Shannon Windle, President of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund. She’s still at her 9-5 job and told me that only $13,000 has been raised so far to buy the horses but that’s not enough to house them.
She will look into other donations coming in when she gets home from her day job. I have heard other groups are raising money for this and we are so grateful that everyone is helping save these wild horses.
We have been looking for solutions because the foster care pens are maxed out and it’s hard to find people with 6 foot fencing to hold in the wild ones. She decided that getting panels to build more corrals is a good solution. So Hidden Valley is raising money for the corral panels and looking for horse people with extra space who are willing to foster Wild Horse Annie’s beloved Virginia Range horses. Hidden Valley will provide the corrals, feed and is responsible for vet care, etc.
Tomorrow is the auction. Hidden Valley cannot save the wild horses from the kill-buyers if they don’t have the money to purchase them and if they don’t have a place to put them. Pray for miracles and take action to save these historic wild horses.”
Executive Director for Protect Mustangs
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Update from Sunday September 23, 2012
“It’s 10:30 p.m. Sunday night and I just finished talking with Shannon Windle, president of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund. She told me they only have $3,300. in donations to buy the 25 wild horses next Wednesday September 26th. Last week they paid $11,000. for 23 wild horses. If the money isn’t raised they can’t buy the horses. Please help save these horses from the kill-buyers. Please donate and save a life.” ~Anne Novak, executive director of Protect Mustangs
Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund was prepared financially to save the first South Reno 23 but their funding and foster care is maxed out so here is what we need to do:
- Raise money for Hidden Valley to get the South Reno 25 horses at auction, pay for feed, care and transportation
- Find adopters in and out of state.
- Send the Sept 19th wild horses to adopters ASAP
- Recruit new foster care for the new load coming in Wednesday
- Line up adopters for the Sept 26th wild horses
- Get hay donations to feed all these horses
- Get 150 MUSTANG panels to house the Sept 26th load of horses
Because the livestock auction staff likes to bid against the wild horse advocates to jack up the price and their commission, the small wild horses are going for up to 3 times the market value of a heavier horse. A mare and foal pair sold for $1000 last week.
The foster-cares are full after last week’s rescue of 23 Virginia Range horses. So we need to create solutions and build more corrals with panels to hold 25 more horses until we can adopt them out.
Mustang panels are 6 ft high and must be made of sturdy steel. We found a bulk price of $126. a piece. Hidden Valley needs 150 panels.
Let’s all chip in whatever we can and hope the auction house will be compassionate this week and not bid against us.
Please send your donations to save Wild Horse Annie’s horses directly to Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund: http://hiddenvalleyhorses.com/main.php?c=donate
You can also send a check/money order to:
Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund
P.O. Box 20052
Reno, NV 89515-0052
For information about donating, fostering or adopting please call:
Shannon Windle: 775-297-2955
Anne Novak: 415-531-8454
Thank you for doing what you can to help save America’s wild horses from going to slaughter.