Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project

Olancha, CA

A non profit, tax exempt animal protection organization dedicated to:

the live  capture-rescue, rehabilitation and lifelong care of otherwise doomed wild burros


We would like to let everyone know that we had a very difficult year last year and so we resorted to the help of a professional fund raising group called Fund Raising Strategies. Many of you are getting the mailers from them now, showing a mailing address in Los Angeles, CA rather than our address here in Olancha, CA. The reason being, this is how they are able to keep track of donations received. They have expanded our donor base and have helped give us more exposure out in the public.

Desperate needs means desperate measures. It has caused some confusion as the style of the writing in the flyers is so different than what many of our long-time donors are used to seeing. But please bear with us as we try to move forward with this method to raise money for our burros and their needs.

You are more than welcomed to mail your donation directly to our address here in Olancha:

PO BOX 10 Olancha, CA 93549-0010

 thank you for your patience!

Updated Sunday August 20, 2017

Click on the photo above to read the very well written and informative article written in the National Parks Magazine about the burros and our sanctuary!

You can now make a one time donation or sign up for automatic monthly payments!!

One time donations here

We are proud to present two new videos done by a very dear friend of ours. His name is Straynger Ranger and the work he has done is simply fabulous!

He has his own page here on the site. Be sure to check it out! So who is he?? Check here to find out:

Straynger Ranger

We proudly present  our 25th anniversary newsletter for Wild Burro Rescue & Preservation Project. 

Click the photo below to check out 12 pages of memories, information and photos! A lot of work went into this newsletter. Diana put her heart and soul into it with her writings and choosing of pictures. This along with my 'expertise' on putting it all together is something both she and I are so proud of. Let's hope that it will touch the hearts of good folks who will want to help the burros. Donations are ALWAYS welcomed!

Best wishes from all of us here at WBR

SAFE act would protect U.S. horses
Cheers to Florida congressman Vern Buchanan, who kicked off the 115th congress by introducing the SAFE act, which permanently bans the killing of horses for human consumption in America. The bill also bans the export of live horses to Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses where the animals are killed and then shipped overseas.

This legislation would protect America’s wild horses in a way the the wild horse and burro act of 1971 has not been able to.--we know that wild horses who have been stolen from America’s public lands by the Bureau of Land Management have ended up at slaughter houses. And we know the agency has gotten away with it.

If that wasn't horrific enough, don’t forget that in September, the agency’s wild horse and burro advisory board backed a position that could see some wild horses, who have been rounded up and imprisoned in holding facilities, slaughtered.

The advisory board is a mouthpiece for the cattle and sheep ranching industry (ranchers have always sat on the board). The industry's vendetta against wild horses has reached an all time high as other special interests compete for space on America’s public lands such as mining companies, hunting businesses and oil and gas companies.


National park magazine

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Two new videos to see!

As (Wild Burro Rescue) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  (Wild Burro Rescue) does not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all donor information received by (Wild Burro Rescue), online and offline, whether electronic, written, or oral. Due to state charity registration requirements, we are unable to accept donations from District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.​ Donations from these states are not eligible to receive a tax deduction.We are in the process of getting registered in the above states.

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