Save ISPMB Mustangs from Slaughter!

2 hours South of #StandingRock there is a very corrupt situation happening in Lantry, South Dakota involving the lives of up to 700 Mustangs at the oldest sanctuary in America–with some of the purest herds of Wild Mustangs. Wild Horse Annie started the nonprofit organization known as the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) decades ago.

One herd known as the Gila Herd Karen A. Sussman I believe saved. The rare herd has only 139 Mustangs so it seems they are self-sustaining and not overpopulating! That is the Truth. Do the PZP Pushers and PRO-SLAUGHTER Activists want you to be ignorant?

PRO-SLAUGHTER Activists are all over the Sheriff’s FB page stroking him for planning to take the Mustangs to the SLAUGHTER Auction so the Mustang Advocates can try to save them at the Auction paying big bucks. . . SICK. And risky. How many will the Kill-Buyers get? How many will the Kill-Buyers sell to horse advocates in the parking lot for 8 times as much as what they paid without even loading them in their trailer?

I remember this happening when the Fort McDermitt wild horses were rounded up and sold at the notorious Fallon Auction House.

Why haven’t groups helped the ISPMB reduce their herd through adoption, etc. and get a Big ranch so these native wild horses can graze half of the year to cut costs? Why did so many wild horses need to live on such a small piece of land? The annual cost of hay is huge.

Did you know that Karen A. Sussman has a PT job as a Nurse? What is rumor? What is smear? What are LIES? What is truth?

Why is HSUS claims they are funding Fleet of Angels for this “campaign” and “manpower” but not getting back to people who put in their adoption applications before the deadline to rescue hundreds of lives? Why didn’t they charge a $200. adoption fee to offset costs owed to the county for hay? Did they want adoption to fail so they can make a spectacle over this to push their PZP Pesticide? OMG Lives are at stake! Don’t they care?

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Why is this HSUS Crowd of PZP Pushers (people like Neda, Ginger, Denize and others) trying to defame me by calling me “insane” and “crazy”? Is it because I’ve spoken out against PZP Pesticide, exposed the dangers according to science… created the PZP Forum… to educate people about PZP so they can make their own decisions?

Why did Clare Staples, now working with In Defense of Animals, (IDA), speak with a professional contact of mine and slander me by calling me a “Madwoman”? What’s happened to wild horse advocacy?

I understand why PRO-SLAUGHTER Activists slander me regularly because I Save Horses’ Lives. Our team saves horses’ lives that the Horse-Killers want to either CARVE UP for heinous Nazi-like Population Control Experiments or SLAUGHTER them for Human Consumption abroad. If people want to call me a Madwoman to be against this CRUELTY then whatever! #HorseLivesMatter #WaterIsLife #VetsStand #NoDAPL

Please avoid the PRO-SLAUGHTER Distraction and focus on getting trailers in to save the ISPMB Mustangs’ Lives! ISPMB Mustangs are getting severely injured because people want to get them in the trailer when there is ice and snow on the ground. How many wild horses are going to die from broken legs to be saved?

Call the Governor’s office and ask for more time to finish and load all the adopted ISPMB Mustangs. Governor Dennis Dauguard: Tel: 605.773.3212 Send a Fax: 605.773.4711 Ask for an extension to get the adopted ISPMB Mustangs hauled out to their adoptive homes.

If you filled out the ISPMB application before midnight November 30th, then you could send in at least $1. per mustang you are adopting/buying to seal the “Bill of Sale” deal and make it legally binding so the mustangs you are RESCUING belong to you! Send $1. per mustang you are adopting to… Make it clear this money is for purchasing the ISPMB Mustangs you applied to get. Include your name and keep a copy of the PayPal transaction. Upon receipt of the $1 and when you get a signed copy of the Bill of Sale I believe they become your property. I believe YOU will have legal recourse to save their lives until you can pick them up. Ask an attorney for specifics but I wouldn’t listen to anyone working with HSUS because this whole deal stinks!

For the Wild Ones,

Anne Novak

Volunteer Executive Director

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December 1st update on ISPMB Mustangs


I’m posting this because so many people are asking questions and want to know what’s going on.

The State Attorney in South Dakota said he’s willing to consider proposals for the situation at the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB ). This includes evidence that funding will be available to the ISPMB for the next 18 months for the organization to get on their feet. He also wants money to cover all the county’s costs of caring for the ISPMB Mustangs. For example, if the ISPMB can pay them through January 1st if he would consider granting an extension for adoptions to occur, etc. Basically in the same breath he said the county will continue forward preparing for the sale of ISPMB Mustangs at public auction because the county has a lien on the majority of the 700 ISPMB Mustangs–Not the 20% who are being allowed to be adopted in this first leg of adoption. The State Attorney’s name is Steve Aberle and his number is (605) 865-3528 .

I heard that through donations the ISPMB has been paying off the money owed to the county to feed the mustangs. Adoptions will reduce the herd size. With a reduced herd, a sustainable business plan and help with management Karen Sussman could turn this around and save Wild Horse Annie’s Legacy organization.

Why did the organizations with millions in the bank wait for this crisis to finally help the ISPMB Mustangs with some hay? Why didn’t organizations help ISPMB when the Director needed it and when she asked to avoid this crisis? Did they want her to fail?

What happened when the PZP grants for birth control studies were over around 2012? Is this when the ISPMB started to be financially challenged?

I bet it would help if the ISPMB could move to a huge ranch with grazing to lower their hay costs.Then they could graze half of the year.

The money numbers I hear from the Sheriff and from the State Attorney that are needed to stop the rest of the ISPMB Mustangs from going to sale, are different amounts. The State Attorney wants an escrow account. He claims it costs $50,000. a month to feed them hay.

It’s going to cost the county a lot of money to get the ISPMB mustangs to sale in the middle of the winter. Horses don’t sell for much at auction in South Dakota. Of course that’s what the Kill-Buyers are counting on. A wealthy PRO-SLAUGHTER activist lives in South Dakota. She arrived at ISPMB weeks ago with trailers hoping to load them up with mustangs from Wild Horse Annie’s organization. Karen Susssman kicked the slime off the property.

It appears the State Attorney has at least one proposal on the table from the newly formed Wild Horse Sanctuary Alliance who has been working with Elaine Nash according to her update. I wonder if HSUS is part of this Sanctuary Alliance too? There could be some other proposals on the table as well.

December 30th I was told that all the adoptions that were approved by Karen A. Sussman by midnight would be honored and the mustangs protected. I don’t know when adoption approval letters are going out as I’m not involved with adoption approvals. So please be patient.

For all adopters needing transportation assistance, make sure you have filled out paperwork with the Fleet of Angels ( who I believe has been receiving donations for transportation to help this rescue.

Adopters are required to pay for the Coggins and health certificates. If you are adopting a lot of ISPMB Mustangs and require financial assistance for Coggins, etc. then I encourage you to start a fundraiser on and share it with your network of family and friends.

Personally I find the lack of transparency and lack of updates with regards to this situation troubling. It creates a hotbed for Facebook rumors and drama. I hope the South Dakota State Attorney and/or the Dewey County Sheriff’s Dept. will start posting daily updates on Facebook because so many people are concerned.

I don’t want too see the Kill-Buyers get any ISPMB Mustangs and I don’t want too see any euthanized unless they are unable to heal.

I’ve received reports that the paid PRO-SLAUGHTER Trolls have been bullying adopters and spreading lies. Stand Strong for the lives of these wild horses you are protecting!

Several people have contacted me who will take the blind, special needs and old mustangs. A lot of those people turned in adoption applications.

The proposal to euthanize ISPMB Mustangs through a “compassion adoption” is outrageous and sets the wrong example for the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Congress. I hope people realize–after the tremendous effort our team leaders put out to bring in hundreds of homes for ISPMB Mustangs–that unless the wild horses are severely ill or injured people want to save their lives.

I’ve asked Fleet of Angels for the final count of the total number of ISPMB Mustangs who have offers for adoption and I look forward to the answer. I’m so thankful so many people worked so hard in the last 3 days to get adoption applications in. It’s evidence that these wild horses are wanted and deserve to live.


I’m so grateful for the outpouring of support to find homes for the ISPMB Mustangs. It’s a bit unclear what’s happening behind the scenes right now. I hope we will get updates from county officials and ISPMB in the future. Let’s see how this all plays out and pray for miracles.


For the Wild Ones,

Anne Novak

Volunteer Executive Director

Protect Mustangs

P.O. Box 5661

Berkeley, California 94705

Protect Mustangs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses.