raised of a $10,000.00 goal
Every horse has value…but these horses have a mission
We are looking to raise $10,000 in donations over the next week to rescue & rehome 25 wild horses. That is only 400 $25.00 donations!
But it’s not just these horses lives that are at stake- it’s the sustainable future of our youth.
There is an urgent need to move these horses as they were a part of a larger rescue effort of CANA’s in June 2017, but we were unable to move them as the original plot of land became unexpectedly unavailable. CANA has fervently been searching for new land opportunities; & this new land has suddenly been gifted to the horses.
If all things happen for a reason…
These horses will now have the opportunity to be pivotal in the inception of a local Comanche youth culture program that will utilize & unite the powerful & sacred medicine & teachings of these horses alongside the buffalo.
These animal relatives will allow the children to restore a sense of culture within a modern world by reconnecting them with Comanche traditions & understandings. The land will also be used for organic farming projects & other sustainability efforts; to which the energy of the horses will contribute.
We must act now! Help us save the Prison Valley 25 today!
These horses were cruelly rounded up from their home on public rangelands, separated from their families and have been held captive in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Canon City, Colorado; known as “Prison Valley.” Some of these horses have been captive for over 5 years.
Your Donation Will Directly Fund
- The transportation of these wild horses to their new, forever home on a few hundred-acre parcel in Comanche Indian Country in Oklahoma.
- AVG $.30/mile for gas. CANA has our horse trailer driven by Moses Brings Plenty to transport 13 of these horses.
- Professional transport is required for the remaining 12 geldings; at $3.00 a mile.
- The BLM adoption and extended holding pen fees required in rescuing these 25 wild horses.
- Hotel Fees (Avg $125/night)
How Soon We Need the Funds
We need to raise this money now! These horses can’t wait. They are currently standing in an overcrowded holding facility in Canon City, CO. – known as “Prison Valley” as the town is filled with 13 prisons, one of them super-max security level. 16% of the population are prisoners. The prisons define the culture of the area- many of those living on the outside of those walls still come there to work every day. The horses are literally being held in prison. These conditions are deplorable: a far cry from their former lives that were once wild and free.
Without your donation, our organization would not be able to do the work that we do. We are grateful for every one of your contributions: each donation creates a ripple effect that reaches far beyond its original gift.
We only need 400 $25.00 donations to reach our monetary goal! Help us help our horses & humanity!
Your donation not only allows us to rescue and rehome 25 horses, it helps us to place them in an environment where the local Comanche children will be able to interact & observe the horses as part of their local youth culture camp. You are directly helping to bridge the gap between long standing perceived adversaries; your donation acts as a reciprocal healing between giver and receiver.
Follow the Horses on Their Journey
CANA Foundation will be posting live updates to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @canafoundation. Join us on a virtual journey and be a part of helping to rescue and rehome these wild horses! #RewildOurWorld #MoOnTheGo #SavePV25
CANA Foundation is a small, grassroots organization that operates entirely on donations from individuals like you. We are a 501(c) 3 that exists to restore an ecological balance to our environment through America’s wild horses, their value for our habitat & land conservation & the overall impact that has on our future. CANA Foundation shows specific support for America’s Indigenous People, in acknowledgment & reverence for their understanding & connection with nature & our horse relatives. Wild horses hold a powerful connection to generations of ancestry native to our Country. By restoring our horse culture, we can begin to rewild; remembering who we are and returning to a more natural way of life that has been forgotten.
Why are horses in holding facilities and what does CANA Foundation do to help?
Our wild horses are being exploited & depleted as quickly as the lands we all call home.
The demands of big agri-business, oil drilling & fracking cause an excuse for our wild horses to be swept off our public rangelands; resulting in a ratio of 50:1 of cattle to horses grazing on our public lands. Currently, more than 50,000 wild horses stand in cramped holding pens across America, costing taxpayers over $120 million a year & rising.
CANA Foundation has a nonpartisan, long term, sustainable approach that is more humane & considerate to taxpayers, horses, native communities & mother earth. CANA works to transport these horses to native lands which not only protects & preserves our horse populations, it honors two nations who have long suffered similar plights & allows them both an opportunity to rewild. Rewilding is the restoration of life giving ways- nature in balance as it was originally intended. We are empowered to make a meaningful difference to wild horses, the land & its people through CANA Foundation’s rewilding initiatives that connect purposeful causes with individual passions & concerns.
These important actions allow a shift in education & awareness globally for the importance of rewilding our horses, habitats & humanity.