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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 06/15/09
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC 09-70

Mustangs Available for Adoption in Salinas


Residents of the Salinas area will have the opportunity to add a horse to their families, when the Bureau of Land Management brings its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program to the Salinas Rodeo Grounds, Main Street and Laurel Drive, Salinas, on Saturday June 20.

The BLM will offer about 40 horses, mostly yearlings, for public adoption.   Anyone interested can preview the animals when they arrive at about noon on Friday, June 19.

The event gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

“All animals will be available for a $125 adoption fee,” said Art Digrazia, manager at BLM’s wild horse and burro facility in Ridgecrest. “Following registration, we’ll hold a drawing at 9:30 a.m. to determine an order for adopters to choose their animals.”
 
The horses are from herd management areas in California and Nevada.
 
For additional information on the adoption event or wild horse management, contact the BLM toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS or the Ridgecrest Corrals at1-800-951-8720.  Information is also available online at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.




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