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

(Photos posted for discussion in the Fair Use Act)

URGENT: Adopters and Boarding needed for Mustangs coming out of South Dakota #NoKILLMustangs

I just got off the phone with the Dewey County Sheriff. The counties and State Attorney are in a meeting now to decide what they are going to do with the 700 Mustangs from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) currently in their care and control. More Team Leaders are needed to each find homes for 28 mustangs. Call me if you can help 415-531-8454 The deadline to get in adoption applications is Wednesday November 30th at 6:00 PM California time. Please adopt ISPMB Mustangs from Wild Horse Annie’s Organization and Save their lives!

I have heard that people are asking for donations to euthanize the ISPMB Mustangs and I find that disgusting! No excuse for euthanasia when adoption effort isn’t flowing. Fix it please!Even the older mustangs deserve to live!  #NoKILL.

If everyone works together we can find homes for all the ISPMB Mustangs that need homes! Spread the word and find adopters! The clock is ticking . . . Get the adoption applications filled out, sent in, approved, load the ISPMB Mustangs with donated panels and get them in trailers headed for safety. I do not know exactly how many need to be re-homed but in times like these we must prepare for the worst and pray for the best. The Sheriff told me they have control of the ISPMB Mustangs as of December 1st.

We have reports of many applications being backlogged. Let’s get all the people needed involved to help move it forward to save the lives of ISPMB Mustangs.

We ask that the ISPMB Mustangs be protected and that people Do NOT Euthanize ISPMB wild horses and do not sell them at auction especially when the Tree Leaders are hard at work finding adopters and boarding for the mustangs! Working together round the clock we have found homes for more than 100 ISPMB wild horses just today and it’s only noon on Tuesday Nov 29th California time.


We have people willing to board adopted ISPMB mustangs through the winter in Colorado so you can have them hauled to your home after winter is over and the roads are clear. One awesome team leader will board 28 ISPMB mustangs that belong to adopters for about $175 each per month in Colorado and that includes hay. They will even board YOUR ISPMB Mustang for the life of your horse!

More boarding situations are coming forward and we need more offers please! Call me at 415-531-8454 if you can board adopted ISPMB Mustangs through the winter. Transport is needed too!

We can board a few at our new farm in Walnut Creek short-term. There are people in Reno who can board your adopted ISPMB Mustangs for under $200 a month (including hay) too!

We are looking for places in South Dakota to cheaply board your ISPMB Mustangs over the winter until transport can easily flow in and out in the Spring! There are solutions. PLEASE ADOPT TODAY! #NoKILL

If people euthanize the ISPMB Mustangs because their adoption plan didn’t work then they are sending the message to the Bureau of Land Management and Congress that they should euthanize BLM wild horses too. Do you realize the message you are sending out?

Here’s the new adoption form. Be sure to click on the button to have a copy of your application sent to you:…/1FAIpQLSdXEVFZhWzY6qKuPr…/viewform

Please get your Applications in to ISPMB! Do not KILL older wild horses or any of them! Give them a chance! Open up the bottleneck and approve adoption applications please!

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.


URGENT: Action plan to adopt out 700 slaughter bound wild horses by 6 p.m. November 30th


Action plan below

I offered to go out to the International Society for Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) in Lantry, South Dakota back in early October with a friend who previously had a nationwide horse transport business for show horses and had started out working for Bob Hubbard. My request to come out to take photos and videos to generate adoption interest from our network of supporters was refused.

I was told that someone was in charge of all the adoptions and that everything was taken care of. That’s fine. All I wanted to do was to have my boots on the ground to help our network of people adopt these fabulous wild horses from Wild Horse Annie’s organization the way I have helped adopt out many other mustangs.

November 1st we signed a lease for an 8 acre farm 25 miles east of San Francisco and so I’ve been very busy starting to fix the place up to bring horses in. I knew I could travel before November but not afterwards.

When I heard that only a fraction of the ISPMB mustangs had been adopted I hoped and prayed I could find someone to help me with boots on the ground in South Dakota. I called around and found someone who had gone back to South Dakota to help teach children on the reservation. Her name is Nancy.

Last week I offered to send Nancy to take photos for potential adopters but my request was again refused. I told Nancy I couldn’t send her.

I was told 1000 photos were on Facebook . . .

It’s easy to get lost on Facebook. . . How could I guarantee the mustangs from the photos were still there?  I was hoping to help adopt some ISPMB mustangs, the way I know how to do it–with boots on the ground. This time it would have been Nancy’s boots–except my offer to send her was refused.

As it turns out, Nancy went out of her own free will. Her on-site offer to take photos for adoptions was refused so she left.

My plan was to take photos of at least 60 mustangs, place them and generate interest for others to get all the mustangs to safe places. I’ve been feeling so sad and so helpless as I’m sure many of you do. I don’t want any of these mustangs to go to slaughter!

I’ve seen posts on the Sheriff’s Facebook page made by potential adopters who aren’t being served. They want to adopt, they have filled out and turned in applications but people aren’t getting back to them. This is a huge rescue effort and I imagine this bottleneck is normal if there aren’t enough people involved so I’m not casting blame. This is, what it is.

Let’s turn this around and make things work to get all the mustangs adopted, but not delivered, in 3 days! The deadline I believe is 6:00 p.m. November 30th. Together we can save their lives!

Previously I suggested that many leaders should be at the helm of this rescue so they could facilitate the rescue of ISPMB mustangs within their networks. I can’t sit on my hands any more and let up to 700 mustangs go to auction where they will end up being purchased by kill-buyers.

Here is my proposal for the next 3 days:

 Picture this: At least 25 Tree Leaders at the top of their trees (networks). They each find adopters that will take a total of 28 ISPMB mustangs! Tree Leaders are going to find adopters (private parties, nonprofits, rescues, ranches), answer questions, encourage and help adopters fill out and send in their applications. Tree leaders can help find boarding for adopters if needed.

Here’s how we break it down: 25 X 28 = 700 mustangs saved from the kill buyer auction before the auction!


At this point I want to ask you to open your hearts and PLEASE fill out an application to adopt ISPMB wild horses and save them from slaughter! You could board them somewhere if you don’t have room at your place. The legacy ISPMB mustangs are from Wild Horse Annie’s organization!

1.) Fill out the application here

2.) Make sure to click on the button to have a copy send to your email

3.) Adoption contract agreement terms are negotiable, so line through any terms that you feel are unacceptable and initial those lines. The agreement to protect the horses from slaughter is non-negotiable.

4.) If you want me to follow up to ensure your application gets processed then please send a copy of your adoption application to me by TEXT to 415-531-8454 or email it to . I will make sure the group doing the adoptions gets your application and I will follow up on your behalf if you request that I do so.

5.) Let’s get the adoption applications approved then you can work with Fleet of Angels (FOA) to haul them out to safety! There might be some grants from FOA for hauling.

6.) Tree Leaders: Call me 415-531-8454 with any questions.

All applications are going to be approved by the ISPMB/Fleet of Angels team. Protect Mustangs will not approve any adoptions.

I don’t know exactly how many need to be adopted and how many the ISPMB will be allowed to keep if any. Of the up to 700 ISPMB mustangs left, I heard there are more than 60 mare-foal pairs who need adoption. I know that together we can find homes for ALL the ISPMB mustangs that need to get to safe places.

I was told the Sheriff will take control of the ISPMB mustangs December 1st to sell them at the livestock auction where kill-buyers are waiting for them.

I ask you to open your hearts, fill out and turn in the applications to adopt these wild horses without seeing their photos. You can help save them from being picked up by the Sheriff December 1st, shoved into trailers, hauled to a disease infested auction house in Phillips, South Dakota with kill buyers licking their chops at the hundreds of wild horses they can buy to take to slaughter!

Now that you have read this please become a Tree Leader to get 28 ISPMB wild mustangs adopted. Thank you and Bless you!

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.