Valley group working to protect wild horses during drought

Valley group working to protect wild horses during drought
The condition of the Salt River wild horses was only getting worse by the day - that's when the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group stepped in. Together with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, they started up an emergency protocol. "We have 12 feed stations all around the river and in secluded locations so they can eat in peace and not in the way of the public," says Simone Netherlands, president of the advocacy group. Along with feeding, there is a birth control program included so horses will not overpopulate. Netherlands says there are over 100 volunteers committed to saving the
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Two Emergency Feed Program Successes

Two Emergency Feed Program Successes
We are happy to report on two recent Emergency Feed Program successes. We never wanted to have to feed wild horses, but we are in a terrible ongoing drought situation and part of our mission is to humanely manage these horses, which includes taking care of them when they are suffering. We feel that birth control is also a humane management technique and so we have an active and ongoing PZP program. We started our emergency feed program two months ago. One of the mares in this video was emaciated before the feed program began, but just two days ago
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Your Donations are Hard at Work Every Day!

Your Donations are Hard at Work Every Day!
Here are just some of the things we do with YOUR donations EVERY SINGLE day to keep the Salt River wild horses safe and healthy : We haul bales of hay on carts to 12 different emergency feed stations along the river. (the cost has risen to $12,000 per month.) We fill water tanks, and are waiting for permission for larger ones for the BJ horses. ($1000 per month and rising.) We rescue the suffering, and give care to 12 rescues and their medical bills. (Averaging $4000 per month and rising.) We fix broken fences and install gates to keep wild horses
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A Mystery with a Happy Ending

A Mystery with a Happy Ending

Yesterday, someone left this note for us on our gate. We will investigate and/or solve any situation that involves a Salt River wild horse and we operate a hotline especially for this purpose. Please save this number in case you ever run into a situation where our help is needed: (480) 868- 9301. It can be an anonymous tip, or you can give us your number, either way it’s appreciated. Tips are most helpful with a quick picture and a google gps location, if you get the chance. SRWHMG volunteer Jason searched for hours, but the good news is, this turned out to be

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Press Conference and PZP demonstration on SRWHMG property

Press Conference and PZP demonstration on SRWHMG property
The SRWHMG with its 100 volunteers will implement a management program with the following components: - a birth control program to humanely reduce population growth in the Salt River wild horse herd; - emergency feeding as needed; - maintenance of fences and gates and - rescue and sanctuary of injured wild horses when needed. Thank you for your support! Pictures by SRWHMG photographers Pattie and George Walsh and Ron Robertson.
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Extreme Drought Report with No End in Sight!

Extreme Drought Report with No End in Sight!

SRWHMG is looking for grants. We are on our 3rd semiload of hay for the Salt River wild horses and we need your help for the next truck loads ($7000 a piece! ), so that we can continue the emergency feed program. Not only do your own donations really add up,…but also if anyone knows of, or likes research, please help us find grants and opportunities that we can possibly apply for to buy our next truckloads! Any support and any donation of any size is appreciated! SRWHMG is a non profit 501c3 organization, your donation is tax deductable and

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Horse Rescues 23: Killbuyer 0 !

Horse Rescues 23: Killbuyer 0 !
We just came from the auction in Buckeye that we advertised earlier this week. Horse rescues 23- Killbuyer 0!! Way to go everyone who showed up! We are driving one mare/baby pair home to our coalition partner, Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary , we will specify later exactly who got who, (after we unload) but Wild Horse Ranch Rescue bid on the bulk of them. Way to go! We support all rescues and good homes who showed up out of the goodness of their hearts. However, we wish they would get first right of refusal in the first place, so we are going
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Horse Hugs and Kisses: Agave is Starting to Love Life Again!

Horse Hugs and Kisses: Agave is Starting to Love Life Again!
Agave is starting to act like she loves life again! Here she is with her two very gentle Salt River brothers, who themselves were on the verge of death just two yrs ago. It's like they are encouraging her. Of course when we rescue a wild horse, large or small, we know from the start that it's not going to be easy nor cheap. It's scary when you try really hard, but just don't know if they are going to make it or not. (Of course if they were healthy we would not need to rescue them). Agave has been like
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BREAKING NEWS: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group secures State Contract for the management of  the Salt River Wild Horses

BREAKING NEWS: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group secures State Contract for the management of  the Salt River Wild Horses
Tonto National Forest, Mesa, Ariz. (May 28th, 2018) — The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) announces today that it has been awarded a contract with the State of Arizona to officially manage the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest. The group was notified that the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) had chosen the group’s management proposal, which was submitted as part of a competitive bid process managed by the State Procurement Office. Our goal is and always has been freedom, protection and humane management of this treasured historic and recreational resource. The group will hold a press
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