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Preserving, Recovering, and Providing Sanctuary and homes for America's Wild Horses and Burros


The Let 'em Run Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to preserving, recovering, and providing sanctuary and homes for the America's wild horses and burros who have no voice.  We rely solely on donations, charitable contributions, and fundraising activities to furnish the services provided by our Foundation.  Our EIN is 88-0425547.

It is our vision to promote the notion of encouraging the government and private stake holders to help set aside a number of generous 100,000 to 250,000 acre sanctuaries to provide permanent grazing areas where the wild horses can run free… safe from encroaching development, safe from human predators, and just as importantly where populations can be managed by means of compassionate birth control.  Expertly administered and marketed, these sanctuaries will provide eco-tourism opportunities where visitors from all over the globe can come and interact with the animals in a non-invasive way and truly experience the American west in all its glory.

About Us

Started by internationally acclaimed country and western recording star, Lacy J. Dalton, the Let 'em Run Foundation is a totally volunteer organization staffed by Ms. Dalton and a group of devoted individuals dedicated to the welfare of America's wild horses and burros.

A Statement from the Let 'em Run Board

With regard to the efforts of American Wildhorse Campaign and other Nevada horse advocates who are working towards the reinstatement of a Cooperative Agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture – we at Let ‘em Run (LERF) feel that since we are primarily a fundraising entity as opposed to an actual “boots on the ground” rescue organization, it will be a better use of us as a resource if we are not one of the participants in the agreement itself.  We will continue to support those organizations whose vision most closely aligns with our own philosophies, and we are happy to attend meetings and speak on behalf of the horses when it makes sense for us to do so. 



Our philosophy, when it comes to LERF providing funding to horse advocacies who depend on charitable donations for their funding, includes two basic tenets.  First, that the sanctuary be a dynamic facility that does not warehouse large numbers of horses for long periods of time.  In our view, doing so prevents additional horses from being rescued, rather than getting horses adopted and down the road to qualified homes.  Second, we are averse to supporting organizations that use social media in negative ways, disparaging other advocacies in the process.  In our opinion, groups should be able to handle their disputes in private and in a professional and courteous manner.

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