FOA Special Missions are those that occur outside the typical peramiters of Fleet of Angels' missions and guidelines. A Special Mission may be one involving non-transport related efforts to help at-risk equines, large mission involving multiple equines, or missions in which FOA members assist with non-equine related efforts such as fence building, post-disaster demolition, repair, or other efforts to assist equine owners in emergency situations.
Keep America's Wild Burros in America
Status: Mission Accomplished
BLM is planning to ship 200 burros to Guatemala where they will be used as beasts of burden (and possibly worse). The burros targeted for this plan are burros who are victims of BLM's 'three strikes' policy, meaning that they've been offered for adoption three times without being adopted. That qualifies the burros as 'sale authority' animals, so they can now be sold without restrictions for $25.00 each, or even less. Because of the tremendous risk to the burros of over-use, abuse, neglect, starvation, theft, and slaughter, this campaign has been launched to save the burros from the fate planned for them by BLM.
THE SOLUTION: WE CAN BUY THE BURROS!
People who would like to help with our effort to stop BLM's sale of 100 burros to Guatemala citizens to be used as beasts of burden can PURCHASE up to FOUR of the burros* (PURCHASING is a simpler process and form from regular BLM ADOPTION process). Again, you can PURCHASE burros for $25.00 each, rather than ADOPT burros for $125.00 each- although adopting a BLM is still an option for anyone who prefers to adopt, of course. *Purchase of more than four burros is possible, but requires an additional approval from BLM.
To start the process, EMAIL HoldYourHorses@aol.com, and we will reply with the FORM you need to fill out.
Fleet of Angels will assist will the delivery of burros in every case possible by helping coordinate low cost transporters. In order to transport for the lowest costs possible, we will need to group as many burros as possible together for at least the longest portions of each trip. TPP may also be able to assist with funds for transporting individual burros by local transporters from the 'drop centers' that we establish for this effort, to their homes. The Platero Project (an HSUS project) will assist with funding burro transportations when possible, especially for the larger group transports.
DONATE TO FUEL FUND (URGENT!):
In order for this mission to be successful, the burros have to be transported from western states to all over the US to their new homes. Fleet of Angels transporters are all committed to transporting at-risk equines for the lowest possible rate, but the cost of fuel has to be covered in every case. If you can assist with these costs, please send to FleetOfAngelsOrg@aol.com through www.PayPal.com. To send funds via mail, contact Elaine Nash at HoldYourHorses@aol.com for a mailing address.
* Fleet of Angels is a registered non-profit. Tax exempt status is in progress. Donations will be retroactively deductible when 501c3 status is approved.
Elaine Nash (Founder/Director, Fleet of Angels)
- Apply to purchase: Send email request to Elaine at HoldYourHorses@aol.com
- Coordination of the burro mission
- Transport Coordination
- Burro Selection - after application approval from BLM
- Coordinating for BLM to transport some groups to drop-off locations nearer buyers' homes
- Possibly assisting with some transport costs
SOME OF OUR
THE HALLELUJAH HORSES
SD / CO / Nationwide
SOME OF OUR
FL / AL / GA
TX / LA
KEEP AMERICA'S WILD EQUINES IN AMERICA
SOME OF OUR
ONION CREEK FLOOD
WESTERN STATES FIRES
SOUTHERN CA FIRES
NORTHERN NM FIRES
EAST TEXAS FLOODS
WILD HORSE SANCTUARY
'The Guatemala 200'
BURROS IN HAPPY NEW HOMES
FOA is on the way!