Mission


Our Mission Statement:

Virginia Wild Horse Rescue, is a non-profit charitable organization incorporated in May 2006, to protect and preserve the free roaming wild horses, that roam into Virginia from North Carolina and is dedicated to "Saving Our American Heritage For Future Generations", through the enhanced education and preservation of the wild horses. These wild horses are true descendants of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs (Banker Ponies) that have roamed the coast of Virginia and North Carolina for over 400 years.

Purpose:

The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be: The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. Our application has been sent to the IRS for our 501(c)(3) status and is pending.

  • Protecting and preserving the wild horses when they come into Virginia from North Carolina where they roam freely in the Wild Horse Sanctuary of Currituck County.

  • Promoting and enhancing public awareness through educational programs that give their history and the importance of saving the wild Spanish Mustangs as our American Heritage for future generations.

  • To engage in fundraising activities to support the organization's purposes; to solicit and accept by subscription, gift, donation, bequest, drives or otherwise, money and property whether personal or realty from any member of the general public and from any firm, association, trust, foundation, or corporation, including any municipal, county, city, state or national governmental unit or instrumentality thereof.

  • Supporting, fundraising and cooperating with other nonprofit organizations, other groups and individuals with similar related goals.

  • The establishment of sanctuaries for rescued wild Spanish Mustangs who can no longer remain in the wild, to maintain herds with feed and hay as necessary in preparation for the sanctuary and while in the sanctuary stay.

  • To create a equine rescue unit that would not only serve the wild Spanish Mustangs, but also act as a rescue unit for trailer accidents, search and rescue of equine or other large animals in Virginia Beach, the state of Virginia and neighboring states after major natural disasters.

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