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Central California District
Release Date: 04/17/12
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
News Release No. CC-12-50

Horses, Burros Available for Adoption in San Jose This Weekend

Residents of the San Jose 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 Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association, 20350 McKean Road, San Jose, on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

Thirty horses will be available for adoption: 10 yearling geldings, 10 yearling fillies, five geldings 2-3 years old and five mares 2-3 years old.  Five Jack burros and five Jenny burros also will be offered for adoption. Horses will be from the High Rock area’s Fox Hog, High Rock, Nut Mountain, Wall Canyon and Bitner herd management areas.

Horses can be previewed on Friday, April 20, from 2-5 p.m. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. A silent competitive bid will run from 9 a.m. to 10 a.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: 04-17-2012