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This video was filmed at the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros, better known as the ISPMB. We are the first, original non-profit wild horse and burro protection organization in America and have been saving America’s mustangs and burros since 1960. Located in Lantry, South Dakota, we are currently stewards to not one, not two, but four entire herds of wild horses that have been living here happily and safe for the past 15 years. These herds were being removed from American lands with a potential target destination…the slaughter house until we stepped in to save them all.


For the past 15 years, our president Karen A. Sussman and our few, but beautiful members have been the sole support for this amazing organization.
Currently every single wild horse on our property is in imminent danger of being taken from us and sold for slaughter.


How could this happen to an organization that has been protecting America’s mustangs and burros for over 50 years?


In short, there was a severe drought that hit our area and there was no hay to be found in South Dakota, nor the surrounding states. This forced the ISPMB to have hay shipped in from Canada. This caused our normal hay bill to jump by more than 300%. While we have been making monthly payments on this debt, a donor promised to help with the remainder of the bill. We learned just a few weeks ago that the donor’s funding did not come in, leaving our donor unable to assist. We exhausted every funding avenue before putting out a public request for aid.


We must raise $192,000 within the next few weeks to satisfy this debt or proceedings will begin and the owner of the debt will go after our biggest asset, our wild horses. If that happens, they will be forcibly removed and sold for slaughter to satisfy this obligation.  Regarding a specific due date, the owner of the debt has been working with us on the deadline and asked that we pay the debt within the next few weeks.


There has been some discussion that some people believe the horses could not be taken. This is incorrect. Whether it is a for-profit or not-for-profit, every organization has assets that can be seized to satisfy debts, such as computers, horse trailers and yes, even horses. That is how and why the horses could be in danger. Our wild horses are clearly our biggest “asset”.

We are stewards to four herds of wild horses, a bachelor band, and several special needs wild horses, supporting them for well over 15 years without having to reach out to the public in general.


We have accomplished so much in our 55 years of saving America’s wild horses and burros. Sustaining our Conservation program, consisting of our four wild herds, is critical because it holds the key to so many answers about behaviors and growth rates of herds. This information can literally stop roundups on public lands.

We ask that you continue to support us as we move toward reaching this fundraising goal.

 

 

     
 

We cannot allow these beautiful wild horses to face slaughter yet again. 

 

We need your help to stop this and ask that you please find it in your heart to help us. 

 

The beautiful work that we do here must be allowed to continue. 

 

Please donate today!

 

Donations can be mailed to:  I.S.P.M.B., P.O. Box 55, Lantry, South Dakota 57636

 

Donations can be made via PayPal with the links on this page, mailed to the address above, or credit cards taken over the phone 605-964-6866 or 605-430-2088

 

Every size donation will add up and save your horses!

Thank you for your generosity!

 

ISPMB is a 501 (c) 3 not-for profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

   
         
     
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Founded under the principals of our first president, Velma “Wild Horse Annie” Johnson, we have been saving America’s mustangs and burros for over 55 years.

Wild Horse Annie was a singular voice that started a chain reaction across America that saw the 1971 Free-Roaming Wild Horse & Burros Act passed.  This act was passed in Congress without one dissenting vote; something that had only been done once in our Country’s history.

Today, the ISPMB continues Annie’s work, as well as actively managing four entire herds of wild horses and caring for over 30 special needs horses on our South Dakota ranch.  We currently run the only Conservation program that focuses on herd dynamics, behavior and growth rates which is providing invaluable data.  Data that can literally stop roundups on public lands, keeping America’s remaining free-roaming wild horses were they belong…free!

In addition, we are an active voice for the remaining wild horse herds on American lands. We could not do what we do without our members. 

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  We recently posted the above YouTube video which outlines a dire situation here at the ISPMB.  All of our horses are in danger. Please watch the above video and read our recent posts for more information.

Due to a severe drought in South Dakota, we were forced to bring in hay from Canada which generated a tremendous debt, increasing our normal hay costs by over 300%.

The debt was going to be paid by a very benevolent donor, but we recently learned that the donor’s funding did not come through, leaving the donor unable to assist us. We have exhausted every funding avenue before putting out this request.

For the past 15 years we have been caring for our four herds of wild horses and several special needs wild horses without requesting assistance from the public in general. If it were not for our few, but generous members we could not have made it this far.

Now…We need your help to raise the funds needed or the owner of the debt could claim our biggest asset, our wild horses.

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  The ISPMB is currently stewards to four groups of wild horses. These horses are the cornerstone of our Conservation program. They are the Gila, Catnip, Virginia Range, and White Sands herds plus the West Douglas Bachelor Band. They are named for the areas in which they originated.

All four of these horses were being removed from American lands with a potential destination…the slaughter house, before we stepped in to save them all.  Three of these herds can no longer found anyplace on earth except here, on our South Dakota ranch.

We have been saving America’s wild horses and burros since 1960 and have accomplished so much in those 55 years.

Sustaining our Conservation program, consisting of these four wild herds, is critical because it holds the key to so many answers about behaviors and growth rates of herds. This information can literally stop roundups on public lands.

Read more about our herds HERE

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