RTF, Spirit need your support: FINAL online auction ends Dec. 13!

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Dear Friends,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Return to Freedom’s year has been full of stops, starts and changing plans — first on a nearly daily basis, and now monthly. We hope you’ll join us and help cover these essential needs virtually, supporting RTF through our online auction and store, with great merchandise including: “Spirit: Riding Free” collectibles and exclusive opportunities to meet Spirit and some of our wild herds at the sanctuary.

Since Spirit became a resident at RTF’s Lompoc, Calif., headquarters sanctuary in 2003, the handsome, mischievous Kiger mustang stallion has remained a favorite of visitors of all ages, including young viewers of DreamWorks Animation’s Netflix spin-off series, “Spirit: Riding Free.”

In addition to Spirit, there are more than 450 wild horses and 55 burros displaced by government roundups living at our sanctuary that aren’t household names (yet!). We hope that you’ll consider bidding on auction items to fund their feed, vet care and other needs, too. Like Spirit, many of our resident wild horses and burros are now 25 years and older and require special feed and supplements.

Proceeds from the auction will also support RTF’s advocacy work on behalf of wild horses and burros on the range and in government holding corrals and pastures.

When the silent auction relaunches tomorrow, you’ll be able to bid on items like:

–A four-night stay at a breathtaking Wyoming lodge on the Snake River
— Meet-and-Greet with Spirit
–New “Spirit Riding Free” gift basket
–Specialized tours at RTF’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary and much more!

Before the auction gets started, we hope you’ll click here to take a free look at Spirit’s virtual birthday page.

Highlights include:
— Video messages from friends of Spirit, including insights from animation director, of DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated 2002 film, “Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron” Lorna Cook and screenwriter John Fusco –Footage of Spirit
–Downloadable Spirit coloring pagesAward-winning actress Rosario Dawson visiting Spirit for his birthday
–Special Spirit merchandise!

We hope you’ll join us in this fun — and important — celebration of our beloved stallion Spirit for the benefit of his wild horse and burro friends.

Thank you for your continued support.

The RTF Team