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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 285

Lilly meets her new family

Last month, Lilly was a star at BLM California's state office "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."

Last weekend,  she was a star among an even larger crowd, during the Western States Horse Expo held at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento. Throughout the event, "Lilly was unbelievably relaxed and took in all of the crowds and noise as though she's done this a hundred times before," said BLM California's wild horse and burro program lead,Tom Pogacnik. "While out walking she usually was the center point of a crowd of kids."

Meeting Lilly

 Lilly, who was gentled by BLM Compliance Specialist Jason Williams, also attracted a lot of attention when she was offered for adoption using a sealed bidding process. The winning adopter was Jeanette Miller, a veterinarian in Eldorado, with a bid of $1,286. By law, money from bids goes to benefit BLM's wild horse and burro adoption program.

Lilly's new family:
Lilly's new family

Lilly with another wild horse at the Expo...
Lilly and animal friend

...and with another fan:
Lilly with a fan

Lilly with burros at the Expo:
group of burros at the adoption event

Said Pogacnik, "A special thanks to Jason for his work with Lilly, the Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro crew for their great job with preparing California's mustangs for adoption and the California Wild Horse and Burro volunteers for their outstanding job promoting Lilly at the Horse Expo."

Jason Williams, the wild horse and burro compliance specialist with BLM's Folsom Field Office who gentled Lilly, rides Stinger as he leads Lilly:
Jason Williams, BLM wild horse and burro compliance specialist who gentled Lilly, lead her while riding Stinger

The end:
Rider on horse leads a burro away from the camera

BLM CAlifornia wild horse and burro program

BLM California News.bytes, issue 285

Last updated: 06-13-2007