The Carson 23
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From American Wild Horse Preservation
November 2013

See original posting, Red, his family of seven and the 15 other mustangs saved from Carson City prison

Today, we are happy to report the rescue of 23 wild horses who were captured by the Nevada Department of Agriculture from their homes on the Virginia Range, near Reno.

This past weekend, 10 of the horses -- including Red and his family of seven, a senior stallion and his gelding friend -- moved to their forever home at DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary in California. Without the generosity of AWHPC supporters, this rescue could not have happened.

Thank you to everyone who stepped up to save these wonderful horses! To view pictures and video of Red's move and the horses at their new home in California please click here.


In October 2013, we shared the story of Red, his seven family members and 15 other mustangs -- including a very special and stoic senior stallion (see story below) -- who were captured from their homes on Nevada's Virginia Range by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

They were being held at the Carson City Prison and, if not rescued, would have been sent to a slaughter auction. AWHPC's generous supporters stepped up to donate the funds needed to save them and to send Red, his family, the special senior and his friend to their forever home in California.

November 8, 2013:

Red and his family make their journey to the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary in northern California where they will live together as wild horses on the 2,000 acres sanctuary. Below are some photos of Red and his band in their temporary corral before they are released to the 2,000-acre sanctuary. Photo credits: Ellen Holcomb...

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