DATE: September 29, 2004
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2004-58
BABY HORSES FIND HOMES
Four young horses have found homes with families in Spring Creek, Nevada.
“In our three wild horse gathers the past month in northeastern Nevada, four babies or
‘leppies’ turned up whose mothers had abandoned them,” said BLM Elko wild horse and burro
specialist Bryan Fuell.
“Finding leppies is fairly rare even cons idering that we gathered over 1,800 horses in the
three gathers,” added Fuell. “A couple of the leppies were in rough condition. Fortunately,
there’s a network of horse lovers in the area who stepped forward and offered to care for the
babies and get them back in better condition. That care involved treatment of injuries, bottle
feeding, and lots of attention. ”
“Three of the four young horses have since been adopted by families in Spring Creek, but
we’re still looking for a permanent home for Sissy. The adult horses gathered in northeastern
Nevada are currently being held at the National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino
Valley Center north of Sparks, Nevada and are available for adoption. In fact, there’s an
adoption scheduled at the Palomino Valley Center for Saturday, October 16th beginning at 8:00
a.m.,” Fuell concluded.
For more information about adopting Sissy or any wild horse and the facilities required,
contact Bryan Fuell at the BLM Elko Field Office at (775) 753-0200.