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For  Release:  May 13, 2008           
Contact:  David Christy (916) 985-4474
CACC-08-62

Burros Offered for Adoption in Bishop

Burros fresh from the range will be on display May 23 and 24 in Bishop when the Bureau of Land Management offers wild burros for adoption.

The BLM will offer 10 burros at an adoption at the Bishop Veterinary Hospital, 1650 N. Sierra Highway.  The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 23 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 24.  There will be a silent auction to start the event on May 23 at 9 a.m. Remaining animals will be available for a $125 adoption fee. All animals must be taken from the facility by shortly after 5 p.m. on May 24.

"Spring is here and the timing is right to begin training an adopted burro," said Art DiGrazia, facility manager at BLM’s Ridgecrest corrals.

For additional information on the adoption event or wild horse and burro management, contact the BLM toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS.   Information is also available online at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

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Last updated: 05-29-2008