Red Alert: Nellie Diamond (#0484) and Star Creek (#1483) are now at risk of being sold into the slaughter pipeline

Why isn’t the Bureau of Land Management making a sale to safety happen?

PM Nellie Diamond #0484 No Bidder Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 2.17.51 AM


PM Nellie Diamond #0484 PVC 3-Strikes

Many people have shown interest in buying 6-year-old Nellie Diamond (#0484) but she still has no bid listed on her page and the auction is over. Is the BoLM returning email inquiries and phone calls? She can be adopted or sold. With sale the purchaser gets title of her immediately. With adoption she can be returned to BoLM if the adopter wants to. Of course then she would have another strike . . . Might be best to get her to a sanctuary with her friend Star Creek (#1483). The pair would only cost $50 and 2 lives would be saved.

Star Creek (#1483) is a sweet 6-yr-old mare from Fish Creek, NV who was rounded up last year to forcibly drug the mares with Pesticide PZP– made from slaughterhouse pig ovaries. Now Star Creek has 3-Strikes from failed adoptions and is another RED ALERT wild horse now at-risk!

This lovely wild mare wasn’t picked because she’s ‘plain” even though she seems very sweet with a special star. Now she’s at risk of being sold to a horse trader who might sell her to a kill-buyer for slaughter.

PM Star Creek #1483 Fish Creek 3-Strike Sale


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Please share Nellie Diamond (#0484) and Star Creek (#1483) so together they can go to a loving home or sanctuary!

Here is some basic information:

This horse is currently located in Palomino Valley, NV.  For more information, please contact Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail:

This horse is available for sale or adoption with bids staring at $25.00. At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful bidder will inform the BLM if they are purchasing or adopting the animal. If the animal is purchased, not adopted, the successful bidder receives bill of sale to the animal upon completion of payment and final paperwork. If the animal is adopted, the minimum bid must be $125, and the animal is not eligible for title until the one year anniversary.

Pick up options (by appt): Palomino Valley, NV; Delta, UT; Elm Creek, NE; Pauls Valley, OK.

Other pick up options: Ewing, IL (September 3) ; Mequon, WI (September 16); Clemson, SC (September 23); Loxahatchee, FL (September 30); and Murray, KY (October 7).

Adoption confirmation for this animal must be finalized, by e-mail to, no later than Noon Mountain August 4. After this date, all unclaimed animals will be available for in-person walk up adoption/purchase ONLY.

Update August 10: BLM said, “If no bids were placed on an animal in the last internet and a bidder that didn’t get the horse they choose as first pick didn’t decide to take a horse with no bid then those horses with no bids are available for pickup at PVC till August 22. After that date any remaining horses will be put on the next internet adoption. . . horses are available for pick up FROM PVC ONLY we will not ship as the truck is full at this point.”

Thank you and Bless you.


Anne Novak

Executive Director

Protect Mustangs


Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.

10 thoughts on “Red Alert: Nellie Diamond (#0484) and Star Creek (#1483) are now at risk of being sold into the slaughter pipeline

  1. Les animaux ont le droit de vivre dans le respect et la bientraitance. Akiraluna..


  3. Our sister organization, the American Wild Horse Institute, can’t take on any more wild horses at this time. They have monthly fundraiser to take care of wild horses in their preservation program like this We want to help as many of the 3-Strike wild horses get to safety as possible. Right now getting them into safe homes or sanctuaries is a way to get them to safety. They should never have been rounded up in the first place.

  4. Howdy folks…not sure what exactly is going on or who to believe…will gladly pay $50 to save these horses…please advise how to proceed or if somebody else already did so.

  5. We will pay for the $50 fee to bail both Nellie Diamond (#0484) & Star Creek (#1483). If you need transport from the Reno Area to the Bay Area we will volunteer our time to transport them with the new owner or adopter paying for gas, toll and a meal up and back. We can’t do another route unless it is in the Reno/Carson/Susanville vicinity. PRAYERS for Nellie Diamond and Star Creek to find a safe home soon either in the Bay Area or elsewhere. Please send an email to to contact us especially if you need help navigating BLM’s red tape to save these 2 wild horses.

  6. It appears 2 “serious” offers were made. My offer still stands if others don’t actually follow through so please advise how to proceed.

  7. I read an update on 7/30 that stated Nellie Diamond had a bid, but now this. Also, what happened with Mary Diamond (#0144). I will take her and provide an excellent home, if I can get her to Colorado Springs. I just need to know what to do. An email came through on Change.Org a couple of weeks ago that had 70+ mares listed as Strike 3 horses. What is happening with those?

  8. Hi Deborah,
    Mary Diamond found a bidder as a result of outreach and has a bid : )
    Sadly according to BLM there were no bids for Nellie Diamond or Star Creek as you see in the screenshots. We were told the 70+ mares listed as 3-Strikes wild horses would be posted on the internet adoption but we only saw a few of those wild horses listed. Perhaps they realized it wasn’t a good idea to flood the market all at once? e will keep you posted. The list of mares is on our website

  9. Thank you very much for having deep compassion for these wild horses. We will keep you posted.

  10. Yes, I checked color, age, gender from the website on the list of horses. I have a network started through Facebook and local horse people I know to spread the word for prospective buyers. I have a friend who trains horses, so she might be able to make the horses more attractive to adopters. There is or was a program through the penal system. It was a win-win system from the humanitarian perspective.

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