We want to thank our supporters and friends for their hard work speaking out and taking action for the wild horses and burros.
Today we want to honor April Freudenberg from South Carolina who took action and adopted a California Twin Peaks at-risk yearling. She named him Pilgrim. Thank you April for saving a wild horse!
April & Pilgrim (Photo © Scott Freudenburg)
Pilgrim formerly Sweet Baby Red #2484 happily adopted by April November 2012 (Photo © April, all rights reserved)
“I just wanted to give you guys an update on Baby Red now known as Pilgrim. I have had him for 1 week now and he has settled in beautifully. I have worked with him for the last 3 days and he is responding so well. He will move his forequarters and hindquarters away and come to me at liberty. I can halter him and he is coming to pressure on the halter already! I would have never known about this 3 strike program that the BLM has in place before seeing your site. I thank you so much for making people aware of these wonderful horses. This is such an awesome experience and I can’t wait to continue building this bond with this horse for years to come! Thank you!”
~April from South Carolina
Pilgrim, formerly known as Sweet Baby Red (#2484) is a Twin Peaks wild horse yearling from California. He was born at the Litchfield holding facility. He was passed over during the internet adoption and became an at-risk mustang with another strike against him. 3-Strikes and federally protected wild horses loose their protected status and can be sold to pro-slaughter buyers by the truckloads.
Protect Mustangs wants to make sure the Litchfield 11 who were passed over during the BLM’s national adoption find forever homes.
“We are keeping track of the eleven yearlings from the Litchfield Corrals, near Susanville,” explains Anne Novak, executive director of Protect Mustangs. “Some of these at-risk youngsters are still in California and some have been sent back East. A few have been adopted and several have accrued another dangerous strike against them.”
If anyone wants to adopt one of the Litchfield 11 please send an email to Contact@ProtectMustangs.org. The preservation group is happy to assist perspective adopters to navigate the BLM’s maze of red tape to adopt a mustang.
Pilgrim (Sweet Baby Red #2484) at the BLM Litchfield Corrals, California Sept 2012 (Photo courtesy BLM)