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Wild For Life Foundation

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12400 Ventura Blvd Ste 706 Studio City CA 91604 USA


We vigorously work to save, protect and preserve abused, neglected, displaced and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, and educate to raise compassion and improve the standards of protection for America’s equine populations as a whole. We protect the lives of rare and historic wild equines as part of the natural ecosystem and educate people about the need for their preservation in the wild.


The WFLF conducts undercover investigations, exposes cruelty, and holds equine abusers to account. We’ve saved hundreds of horses and burros from neglect and slaughter, and freed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) captured wild horses and burros to forever sanctuary; we’ve turned up the heat on the insidious trade of horse meat; and have inspired more Americans to make cruelty-free choices. We’ve investigated and documented the illegal and fraudulent sale of equines for slaughter, and the very real possibility of their extinction in the wild, and we've brought these findings, substantiated facts, well-researched, shocking statistics to the public through educational and inspirational documentary film, multimedia social action tools, go-to resources and exposure through international news publications and syndicated news globally. Our international Saving America’s Horses Initiative continues to be a powerful game changer in the movement to save, protect and preserve America’s horses and burros.

Target demographics:

wild and domestic equines, wildlife, environment

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In 2014 -2015 we conducted emergency rescue deployments in several states across the Nation, saving horses from starvation, slaughter, abuse and displacement. We saved over 250 hundred wild horses who had fallen victim to brutal government sanctioned roundups and to America's cruel slaughter pipeline. We continue to save, care for and preserve wild and domestic horses and burros under our rescue and sanctuary program.

Geographic areas served:

Nationally, U.S.


Lifesaving care, enrichment, protection and preservation for wild and domestic horses and burros in need through rescue, recovery, sanctuary and humane education

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1 person found this review helpful

The work that Wild for Life Foundation does on the behalf of horses and humanity is beyond honorable ---it is sacred!
My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit Wild For Life's Wild Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in Anza, California last year . We so enjoyed our personal, behind-the-scenes tour with The Founder and Executive Director of WFLF, the dedicated Katia Louise.
What an incredible endeavor WFLF has undertaken as they to continue to serve their mission to help starved, injured, abused and abandoned horses.

And what a location to make this dream a reality! This 25-acre ranch now serves as the safe and peaceful refuge for WFLF's Emergency Equine Rescue Mission. There we witnessed firsthand and were impressed with the care, commitment and compassion with which these rescued slaughter-bound Mustangs, end-of-the line Navajo ponies and other precious pet domestic equines now enjoy.
Being with these blessed horses is humbling...and being able to help them is an honor.

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As a fundraising consultant, I can say The Wild For Life Foundation is the best-run nonprofit organization I have ever worked with. Led by Foundress and President Katia Louise, she works tirelessly to provide emergency and transitional housing as well as primary care to abused, neglected, injured and homeless horses and other animals. I strongly urge everyone to donate as much as their means allow to The Wild For Life Foundation!

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Last November, I had the pleasure of working in the trenches with Katia Louise at the
EQUUS Film Festival NYC. Prior to that, for the last several years, I’ve been a member of her organization – Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF). Anyone interested in equines will know her name, but for the uninformed, Katia wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning documentary: “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed”.

Katia is a woman on a mission: driven, intelligent, articulate, resourceful, focused, passionate, and gracious. She worked tirelessly around the clock, doing the work of three people, and multi-tasking with a whirlwind of energy that was both inspiring and empowering. And through it all, didn’t once complain about a fractured ankle, which occurred a week before the festival!

As the movie title implies, this powerful film exposes the brutal reality of the racing industry, where young, healthy horses end up in Mexico and Canada through a black market pipeline destined for slaughter.

And if things couldn’t get sleazier and more corrupt, enter the BLM (Bureau of Land Management – agency of the U.S. Government). Ironically, the BLM paints a misleading picture to protect wild equines, but does the complete opposite. Through fraudulent claims and seething deception, their primary agenda is to remove and exterminate 45,000 horses and burrows for the sole purpose of creating additional land for livestock (cattle) grazing.

I’ve never been to Katia’s equine sanctuary in California, but that’s going to change real soon! Unlike many other non-profits where key executives get rich, Wild For Life Foundation is an organization run with integrity and transparency.

I’m proud and honored to be affiliated with Katia Louise, and will continue as a team member until America’s horses (and burrows) are safe, protected, and out of harm’s way.

I urge everyone to watch the film, and offer your generous support.


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Wild For Life Foundation is an amazing organization. They work tirelessly to not only provide exceptional care of and protection for wild and domestic horses and burros in their care, but they are dedicated to helping to preserve wild horses and burros so they can continue to live in the wild for generations to come. I stand with this organization and support their work 100%

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Excellent organization. Wonderful, warm and kind to animals and to people. They spent an amazing amount of time with us when we went to tour the facilities. Extremely attentive, knowledgeable, inspirational and willing to educate long before we mentioned donating our support!

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