Saturday, November 15, 2008

Save a life, Sponsor a Mustang

Caution, the following video is Graphic. This shows the failed BLM roundup and adoption processes. It flows from the actual round up with helicopters to Tripping rodeos (mustangs are roped by the leg and brought down) to bucking strings and then to the slaughter plant. Thank you to Cindy and the SacredIntent Channel for putting this together.

Here at Denkai Animal Sanctuary, we currently house 5 mustang horses on a permanent basis. Please read below for their photos and stories and find it in your heart to help us in keeping them safe!

To Sponsor Any of these mustangs, please visit our website at:

These mustangs are not listed on our website sponsor page yet, but you can sponsor them by clicking on any donation button, just specify which mustang you would like to support. For a mere $150.00 per month, you are helping us to house and care for these special one of a kind horses that would have otherwise perished in a slaughter house.

Dakota is a 7 year old Mustang Gelding. He was dropped at a local kill sale before being rescued. He has a bad stifle on his hind leg, but is not terribly lame. Dakota is handleable and would love a visit from a special sponsor

Hope (R) and Faith (L) are two 11 year old mustang mares originally from a New Mexico Herd. They were adopted out by the BLM and used for breeding until the adopter decided that she no longer wanted to care for them and was going to shoot these two mares with two 5 day old babies at their sides. Another failed adoption by the BLM.

Liberty is now 12 years old. He was rounded up at the age of 7 by the BLM from a Nevada mustang herd. Liberty was then adopted by a Fort Collins area dude ranch that planned to use him as a trail horse with no previous training. When this backfired the owner ran Liberty through a local kill sale. Liberty has been safe with our Sanctuary for the last 5 years.

Cutter is a 5 year old mustang gelding. He has had no handling other than round up, branding and castration by the BLM. We do not have his complete history and he has a ton of potential for training still. Cutter has a long way to go in trusting people.