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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 10/18/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-13-8

Horses From BLM Corrals Off to New Homes via Internet Adoption Program


Wild horses are moving from the Bureau of Land Management’s corrals near Susanville, Calif. to new homes, mostly in the Midwest, thanks to mustang enthusiasts who used the BLM’s internet adoption program.

BLM officials said 19 horses were adopted from the Litchfield Corrals in an internet offering that ran from Sept. 29 through Oct. 10.  Wranglers have completed hoof trimming and given vaccination booster shots for the adopted horses, and will be trucking them to adopter pickup points at BLM corrals in Rock Springs, Wyo. and Elm Creek, Neb.

Three of the mustangs found homes in northern California.

“Our internet adoption program is just one more way that horse lovers can bring a mustang home,” said BLM Northern California District Manager Nancy Haug.  “We also welcome visits at our Litchfield Corrals and at satellite adoptions held across California and in many parts of the nation.”

The BLM periodically announces internet adoption opportunities.  Instructions for completing online adoption applications and other details can be found at https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/howtoadopt.php.

Photos of the horses recently adopted from the Litchfield Corrals can be found on BLM-California’s Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/blmcalifornia.

For more information about BLM California’s adoption program and upcoming events, check our website often here: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/adoptions.html.




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Last updated: 10-18-2012