News Release

For Release:  January 8, 2008           
Contact:  David Christy (916) 985-4474
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Wild Horses and Burros Offered for Adoption in King City

Mustangs fresh from the range will be on display February 2 in King City when the Bureau of Land Management offers wild horses and burros for adoption.

The BLM will offer 30 horses ranging in age from under 1-year old to about 5-years, along with 20 burros at an adoption in the indoor arena 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 February 2. Anyone interested can preview the animals when they arrive at the fairgrounds at about 2 p.m. February 1. 

“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.

-BLM-

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