LIFESAVERS UPDATE 8/27
To all Lifesavers supporters,
We are all very saddened by Jill Starr’s decision to resign as Executive Director to Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue and our programs which include adoption, rescue, sanctuary and our equine assisted healing program Wild Horse Warriors.
Lifesavers was founded in 1997 with the sole focus of rescuing and providing a safe place for American Mustangs and domestic horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter. Since that time, Lifesavers, Inc. has grown into the largest Wild Horse Rescue and Adoption organization in the United States, providing refuge, training, and adoption placement for hundreds of horses. We currently care for almost 500 horses at our two locations, and have expanded our programs to provide workshops and clinics to help heal our Veterans and others in need of help.
With that growth comes responsibility and regulation. The Board of Directors of Lifesavers has responsibility to those we serve, including our horses, and to those that support our efforts through financial donations. Lifesavers’ growth brought about the need for new structure, infrastructure and policy changes for an organization of this size. With the size and scope of Lifesavers, and the number of horses in our care, we all realized we could no longer run things the way they were run on a smaller scale. And, for Jill, it became apparent that the arrangement could no longer work in the intimate version she founded and envisioned. We had hoped Jill would want to stay on as an advisor, with the title of Founder, and continue to participate in the promotion of Lifesavers’ core mission and goals, leaving the governance of the organization to the Board. While Jill is a tireless advocate for wild horse rescue, and we are forever grateful to her dedication and vision, Jill has new dreams and goals she would like to pursue and we wish her continued luck and success in her endeavors.
Lifesavers and its dedicated staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, is more committed than ever to our mission of saving American Mustangs and domestic horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter through a variety of out-reach programs and we are expanding and developing programs that are consistent with our core mission. We are thankful to our donors for their support and look forward to their continued support in the future.
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue