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Central California District
Release Date: 04/27/11
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-11-53

Horses, Burros Available for Adoption in Livermore This Weekend

Residents of the Livermore area will have the opportunity to add a horse or burro to their families when the Bureau of Land Management brings its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program to the Livermore Rodeo Grounds, Robertson Park, 3500 Robertson Park Road, Livermore, on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.

"We’re holding the adoption in conjunction with the California State Horseman’s Spring Stampede," said Doug Satica, manager at BLM’s Litchfield wild horse and burro facility near Susanville. "We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy both events."

The BLM will offer 30 horses, mostly yearlings, and 10 burros for public adoption.   Anyone interested can preview the animals when they arrive at about 4 p.m. on Friday, April 30.

The event gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.  Adoptions begin with silent bidding from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  Animals not taken during bidding will be available for a $125 adoption fee.

"With spring and summer days ahead, this is a good time to begin training an adopted mustang or burro," said Satica.  "Our horses and burros are certified to be healthy and they are ready to begin training."
For additional information on the adoption event or wild horse management, contact the BLM toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS or the Litchfield Corrals at (530) 254-6575.   Information is also available online at


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Last updated: 05-02-2011