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Wild Hearts Horse Fund Saves 33 Wild Mustangs from Economical Disposal


Last year, you may recall reading the following printed matter,
“……July 29, 2005, the U.S. Department of Interior issues a letter to the press, pleading for help in caring for mustangs,

“Wild Horses and Burros Need Your Help ….. Horse lovers have the knowledge and resources to help resolve this crisis. Now is the time to do it.”

Wild Hearts Horse Fund (“Wild Hearts”) an organization committed to the protection and preservation of Mustangs and Wild Horses through action, education, awareness and conservation was recently formed when a Canadian, Ilse Kreimes from Newcastle, Ontario and an Alaskan, Janet Burts, both former Save the Mustangs Foundation board members joined forces. These two avid horse lovers and owners of rescued horses united and began their journey to help save Mustangs and Wild Horses in desperate need. Their efforts paid off when 33 Mustangs, mostly pregnant mares, from the United States were transported into Canada on Sunday and off loaded safely. Janet and Ilse’s passion and devotion was evident to this cause in what today can be considered a historical and life changing event for the Mustangs and their unborn foals as well as to all those present at Hoard’s Station Livestock Sales Barn in Cambellford, Ontario on the 19thand 20th of February 2006.

The 33 Wild Mustangs many of which were recently rounded up from different herds in the wild and various holding centers throughout the United States were deemed un-adoptable or excess animals. Under a recent law that was passed by the US Congress it slated these horses for eventual disposal in the most economical fashion. Wild Hearts, in cooperation with the BLM - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, succeeded in a cross boarder transfer originating in Utah and delivered into Ontario, Canada. This is the single largest group of branded Wild Mustangs ever to touch Canadian soil. Wild Hearts made the adoption and placement of the Mustangs possible in conjunction with Cannington Horse Rescue. Five days have now passed and to date all incoming reports from adoptive owners have been positive sighting “the horses are all settling in without incident and many have already integrated with their domestic horses.” Adoptive owners, and all involved in the volunteer process are looking forward to the birth of the new Mustang foals in Ontario. There were many unforeseen obstacles during the Wild Hearts Mustang transfer project so the exact time and arrival date of the horses was kept secretive. The hands on efforts of Cannington Horse Rescue and many volunteers who administered, pre-arranged a majority of the adoptive homes and sorted wild horses for new adopters, was a priceless gift to the success of the project and the future of these once wild and free spirited horses. Several of the Mustangs have not yet been placed due to special needs. These Mustangs are in need of help and are available for sponsorship and eventual adoption. Many more, still in the U.S.A desperately need good qualified homes or a sanctuary where they could be protected and run free once again.

Wild Hearts represents open hearts, full of love and compassion for these Mustangs. These two horse lovers have devoted their time and personal resources into securing homes and ultimately the lives of as many of these endangered beauties as possible. …. Wild Hearts hopes to garner interest and donations from the public and fellow horse lovers for the care of the remaining Mustangs, a Wild Horse Sanctuary and Mustang Education Centre in Canada.

Wild Hearts has footage of the delivery as well as many pictures of these regal Mustangs in their newly placed Ontario homes. A very worthy cause is in need of assistance and exposure with the promise of indescribable emotional rewards upon saving a life of a Mustang.

Donations can be sent to:
Wild Hearts Horse Fund
CIBC branch 02842 account # 0974331


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