Get your ISPMB Mustang adoption applications in today!

Paid PRO-SLAUGHTER Trolls are spreading rumors! Stay focused and get your applications in to keep the ISPMB Mustangs out of the clutches of KILL-BUYERS!

UPDATE 3:18 p.m. (PST) Sheriff Les Mayer said that Karen has until midnight to approve applications. Those will be honored. You have 5 days for pickup.

Please get your applications in! Here is the online application:

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The deadline to get your adoption applications in is 9 PM (EST), 6 PM (PST) today. Right now the adoption fees are waived. There is a possibility ISPMB Mustang adoptions will be extended but right now we encourage you to get your applications in today to guarantee you will save their lives.

It’s urgent to get your applications in today, November 30, 2016 because tomorrow, December 1st, the 2 counties take control and move forward to take the remaining ISPMB Mustangs to be sold at the livestock auction.  The counties put a lien on the mustangs to recover their costs for hay and care. According to the Sheriff it costs $50,000. per month to feed the ISPMB Mustangs.

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

The State Attorney told me that all adoptions approved by Karen Sussman before December 1st will be honored. He said that as of December 1st they will prepare to take them to auction. The attorney said that this is a money issue and that International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) needs to come up with more money to pay back the county, pay for hay and prove they can sustain themselves for 18 months. Even to get the adoptions extended through January 1st is all about money that the ISPMB needs.

Karen Sussman told me that the ISPMB will be adopting for the 3 weeks.

Please share the adoption application with an appeal to adopt to save lives. Reach out in your community. Call everyone in your contacts. Help people send in their applications today. The clock is ticking. Thank you!

When I get more information I will post it. Please pray for a miracle.

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.

Mustang advocates ask for federal spending transparency

Calico Roundup (Photo © Cat Kindsfather, all rights reserved)

For immediate release

Outrage over livestock auction companies—paid with tax dollars—to ‘control’ wild horses and burros

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2012)—As the American public prepares their tax returns, Protect Mustangs asks the Department of Interior to disclose why $116,744,281 of taxpayer dollars was paid to 86 contractors from fiscal year 2000 to 2009 for “Wild Horse and Burro ‘Control’ Services“. Besides the more than $13 million paid to a roundup contractor named Dave Cattoor, why was more than $16 million paid to Tadpole Cattle Company, Inc. and more than $15 million paid to Fallon Livestock Auction Inc.?

“Why are livestock auction contractors paid to ‘control’ wild horses and burros?” asks Anne Novak, executive director for Protect Mustangs. “What’s going on? Are America’s living treasures being sold at auctions where kill buyers shop for horse meat?”

“The word ‘auction’ raises the red flag for all horse advocates,” says Kerry Becklund, director of outreach at Protect Mustangs. “Auctions are the first step in the slaughter pipeline—resulting in a cruel death.”

America’s wild horses are particularly vulnerable.  They live in remote regions where they can be rounded up and sold to slaughter. They are not filled with chemicals like domestic horses so their meat could be in high demand on the Asian market.

The preservation group wants to know how many wild horses have been rounded up and sold at slaughter auctions since 2000 under BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife or the Forest Service’s jurisdiction.

Protect Mustangs maintains its adamant stance that no tax dollars should pay for inhumane horse slaughter nor support the barbaric industry in any way.

The preservation group is currently working on meeting their goal of one million signatures to petition President Barack Obama and Congress to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176/H.R. 2966—to ensure all horses in America are treated humanely.

“Be the one in a million who ends horse slaughter”, says Novak. “Sign the petition and share it with your friends.”

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Media Contacts:

Anne Novak, 415-531-8454

Kerry Becklund, 510-502-1913

Contact Protect Mustangs for interviews, photos or video

Links of interest:

Contracts for Wild Horse and Burro Control Services (FY 2000-2009)

Contractor handling wild horses:

Resources to advocate for horses:

Saving America’s Horses (film):

The Petition (film): Petition to Protect Horses & pass American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act:

Protect Mustangs on Facebook:

Protect Mustangs on Twitter:

Protect Mustangs on You Tube:

Protect Mustangs website:

Protect Mustangs is a Bay Area-based preservation group whose mission is to educate the public about the American wild horse, protect and research wild horses on the range and help those who have lost their freedom.