U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Immediate Release: June 5, 2007
Contact: David Christy (916) 985-4474
Wild Horses and Burros Offered for Adoption in King City
Mustangs fresh from the range and after training will be on display Saturday in King City. The Bureau of Land Management will offer wild horses and burros for adoption. In addition, Monterey County Search and Rescue will demonstrate mustangs they use in search and rescue operations.
The BLM will offer 30 horses ranging in age from under 1 to about 5, along with 10 burros at an adoption Saturday at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The adoption event opens with an hour of silent bidding beginning at 8 a.m. Animals not taken during bidding will be available for a $125 adoption fee. All animals must be taken to their new homes on Saturday. Anyone interested can preview the animals when they arrive at the fairgrounds at about 2 p.m. Friday.
“With the warmer weather and longer days, the timing is right to begin training an adopted mustang or burro,” said Mindy Odom, wild horse and burro specialist in BLM’s Bakersfield Field Office.
The horses and burros were gathered from herds in Nevada and California.
For additional information on the adoption event or wild horse management, contact the BLM toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS or Odom at (661) 391-6049. Information is also available online at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.
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