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Nevada Horse Sanctuary Closes and Wild Mustangs Need Your Help

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) had removed 19 horses (three family bands) that were currently in the state corrals, and the allies discovered that an established Nevada sanctuary, the Nevada B Mustang Sanctuary, had made plans to ship all of its horses to a livestock auction in Mira Loma, CA, that based on multiple reports was frequented by “kill buyers.” Several of the groups (including Let ‘Em Run) had placed horses with Nevada B. The groups had a duty to both the horses and their contributors who expected those groups to exercise due diligence to protect the horses. They went to court, obtained a temporary restraining order, and the Judge facilitated the allied groups’ buyback of their horses as well as purchase of all of the others that were at risk, a total of 54 horses. At the same time the groups were still working to take in the 19 horses standing in the state corrals.

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These efforts have been very challenging and are naturally producing significant unanticipated expenses. Ojai based Wildhorses in Need purchased the Nevada B horses and covered various start-up expenses. Let ‘Em Run is collecting donations to cover pasture rent, hay and various logistic expenses. The Nevada B horses are presently in a large pasture with rolling hills, tree cover and year-round natural water. Some of the older horses will need to stay in permanent sanctuary pasture. The younger horses will be evaluated for potential adoption.

The horses in the state corrals are still awaiting the allies removing them to safety. The groups are presently working on those issues.




  • You can make a contribution to cover these horses’ expenses. Click Here and scroll to bottom of the page.
  • You can help us locate appropriate permanent sanctuaries for the horses that need to go to sanctuaries.
  • You can adopt a horse and provide a permanent home.
  • You can help spread the word among people who may be willing to donate, provide sanctuary space or adopt a horse.

Undoubtedly there will be additional horses being brought in during 2015 that will need to be taken in by the allied groups. Helping get these present activities on-track will help preserve the groups’ abilities to deal humanely with future horse issues.