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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kingman Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/06/13
Contacts: Lori Cook , 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560  

America's Wild Horses and Burros Offered for Adoption in Kingman


Kingman, Ariz. – Approximately 20 wild horses and burros, representing the spirit of the historic West, will be available in Kingman, Arizona, on September 12 - 15, 2013, to qualified adopters. Sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Wild Horse and Burro event will offer a variety of animals of different ages and sexes.

The Kingman adoption event will take place at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, located at 2600 Fairgrounds Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona, 86401. Take Interstate 40 to Kingman, exit E. Andy Devine (U.S Route 66, exit 53), turn south on E. Andy Devine travel .6 miles and turn right (west) on Airfield Ave. Travel approximately .6 miles and enter the fairgrounds through the east entrance. 

Kingman Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Event Schedule
 
Thursday, September 12 – Open noon to 5 p.m.
  • Starting at noon, the adoption begins for approved adopters on a first-come, first-select basis. The adoption fee is $125.
  • Loading/transport home of adopted animals
Friday, September 13 – Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Adoption continues on a first-come, first-select basis
  • Loading/transport home of adopted animals
Saturday, September 14 – Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Adoption continues on a first-come, first-select basis
  • Loading/transport home of adopted animals
Sunday, September 15 – Open 8 a.m. to noon
  • Adoption continues on a first-come, first-select basis
  • Loading/transport home of adopted animals

Adoption fees may be made by cash, check, or major credit card and will be processed immediately after selection. The BLM staff will load each animal, with the adopter’s halter and lead rope, into an acceptable trailer provided by the adopter.

The BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified adopters who must demonstrate humane care for the animal for a year in order to receive title. To qualify to adopt, you must be 18 years of age, have approved facilities to keep the animal, and transportation home for the animal from the adoption site. For more information and adoption qualifications, please call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) or visit BLM’s website at www.blm.gov/az/.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Kingman Field Office   2755 Mission Blvd.      Kingman, AZ 86401  

Last updated: 09-06-2013