EMERGENCY BUCKET FUND! 3 ORPHANED WILD FOALS (just found!), 1 attacked by a stallion band, 1 left next to its deceased mother and 1 left alone in the hot sun with no mother. PLEASE SHARE! LET’S HELP THESE BABIES!

(Virginia Range, Nevada)  Life started horribly for these 3 Nevada Range wild newborn foals.  One was attacked by stallions after losing her Mom, one lost his mom after his own birth, and the last was left orphaned in the hot sun.  Hopefully, their stories will end well.

Rescuers found these babies and are doing everything in their power to save them.  Please, let’s help those who are on the ground, doing this incredible work, looking out for and rescuing these wild babies.  New foals in this shape – crash easily, so they are all on 24-hour care.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Every drop counts in the bucket.  Thank you in advance!

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This is Little Mo who was beaten up by full grown stallions. She has cuts and contusions all over her little body. But, she is a fighter!

MO: Maureen or “Little Mo” was found laying under a barbed wire fence after being chased and attacked by a band of 4 wild stallions.  Somehow, she made it under the fence, but was totally hammered.  Her eye was swollen shut, her chest was cut through, she had bites and nicks all over her.  Maureen is in intensive care.  She received IV fluids, plasma (twice) and several stitches and Xrays.  She has 24-hour care right now.


This is newborn, Roy. He was found just like this… next to him dam who passed during the birthing process. Scavengers were already on hand. Roy was found just in time.

How Roy was found…

Trying to keep Roy from crashing while in ER care.  He is in Intensive Care now.

ROY:  Roy was found yesterday, next to its deceased mother who passed shortly after childbirth.  This baby was saved before the scavengers got to him.  Awful.  Roy was rushed to the Equine Emergency hospital in the back of the rescuer’s car.  Roy was crashing and immediately given IV fluids, colostrum, and every medicine possible to keep him from going down.  Roy was/is severely dehydrated (which can cause impacted stool).   He is still with us as I write this.


Wrigley was found laying in the hot sun – his dam not around. This herd is not his. The black arrow is Wrigley. The red arrows are street signs for the highway below. It is believed that his dam was killed crossing the highway.

This is newborn Wrigley when he arrived at the hospital. He might look good, but he is grossly dehydrated and only revived with ample IV fluids. They are watching him 24/7.

WRIGLEY:  Wrigley was found alone, laying in the sun.  He was near another band, but it wasn’t his band.  His mother was no where to be found.  He was found very near a highway and several horses have been struck recently.   Wrigley was horribly dehydrated and did not receive colostrum so he had plasma ($500 a bag…), IV fluids and is fully impacted as I write this.  His attendants are doing everything possible to help him pass the impaction.    He looks like he is healthy, but he is not.  He is very, very ill.

PLEASE, WE CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TODAY, for these foals and for the rescuers who saved these babies.

He is newly born. Roy is a mess. He dried off in the sun and is all cakey and bug infested and sick.

This was Mo when they first found her. She was laying in a muddy stream.

AGain, this is Wrigley… he looks good, but he isn’t. He hasn’t passed any manure.
The red arrow points to a massive plot of warts which had to be removed because it blocked his entire nostril and airway.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Starbucks change adds up!  Please let’s give some relieve to those who are trying to hard to save these babies!

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Monitoring the many foals and intervening when warranted is achieved through the collaborative efforts of several allied non-profit groups including (in alphabetical order) the American Wild Horse Campaign, Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang Rehab Project,the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, Least Resistance Training Concepts, Wild Horse Connection and the Wild Horse Preservation League.


THANK YOU.  (Mo before she was cleaned and treated.)

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4 comments have been posted...

  1. Willis Lamm

    Here are some additional details and an update.

    What the allied groups experienced was a sudden onrush of orphaned foals. There were several causal factors including too many bands congregating at limited water sources during a heat wave and the stallions getting into some serious battles. Some really young foals got disoriented and ended up with the wrong band. (Volunteers have been photodocumenting the bands and getting little ones back where they belong when possible.) A couple of foals suffered traumatic injuries, in a couple of instances those injuries were fatal. In a couple of cases, mares with young foals were struck on the highway. In one case a mare apparently died of postpartum complications. One foal whose dam was killed was accepted by an “auntie” and could be left on the range. Three of the foals required immediate critical veterinary care.

    Several groups were involved. The field groups monitored the horses and when authorized, removed foals and turned the reasonably stable ones over to the Chilly Pepper Rehab Project. Those not deemed to be stable were transported to Comstock Equine Hospital. Some of the expenses were absorbed by the various groups however the extraordinary influx of critical foals at one time exceeded budget capabilities.

    The Drop in the Bucket Fund campaign is intended to PARTIALLY cover the critical care veterinary expenses. Chilly Pepper will have to provide for additional, but less intensive, veterinary care and they are also doing some fundraising. (Nobody expected Horse and Man to carry the entire load.) AWHC is also appealing to their supporters to help cover the remaining unfunded critical care costs. When we get flooded with foals, and especially critical ones, it requires a combined effort of the allied groups that work together to help the herd.

    Also a note about surrogate nurse mares. The offers of surrogates aren’t being ignored. The issue involves either the inability to get interstate health certificates in time and/or the ability of an already stressed foal to withstand a long haul. Nonetheless, surrogate offers are valuable as a foal in the immediate area of the surrogate may need a nurse mare.

  2. dawndi Post author

    Please post on FB “https://www.facebook.com/groups/408238722974627/” Nurse mares & orphan foals

  3. Lindsey

    Serenity acres Horse Rescue in WA has a mare that lost a foal. She has milk still for two more days before dries up. They also have some colostrum if you need some pm them on FB or call them.

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