We have an important update on the 25-year old wild grulla stallion, known as #3097, who was captured by the BLM from the Sulphur Spring HMA in February and put up for auction. Over 25,000 citizens signed AWHPC's petition calling for the release of stallion #3907 and other elder stallions who were captured and put up for auction with him. The BLM turned a deaf ear to these citizen pleas, and the internet auction of these and other Sulphur mustangs ended yesterday. Grulla stallion #3907 has been adopted by a private party in Washington State who paid $1,760 for him. Five other elder stallions are headed to sanctuaries as follows:
- Return to Freedom (RTF) placed the winning bids on a 20 year-old black stallion and a 15 year-old bay stallion who both will be allowed to remain as stallions at RTF's California sanctuary. Please donate to support this rescue here,
- Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota will provide a home for three other Sulphur stallions: a 14-year old dun, a 25-year old sorrel, and a 20-year old dun. Please donate to support this rescue here.
Caring for senior horses is not cheap - so please help RTF and Black Hills provide these priceless stallions with the respect, care, and dignity they deserve in their twilight years.