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Pauls Valley wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center
Wildlife Watching > Pauls Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center (OK) 
Location
Approximately 45 miles south of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
 
Description
Stretching across 200 acres of land covered with lush green grass, the Pauls Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center provides wild horses and burros with a natural and safe environment before their placement in new homes.
   
The lands on which the wild horses and burros graze are divided into eight pastures, which can hold a maximum of 500 animals. The number of animals residing on-site varies throughout the year, depending on the number of BLM adoption events held in other states. Equipped to care for the animals on a daily basis, the facility is also set up to provide emergency care when needed.
 
Directions
From Oklahoma City, travel south on Interstate 35 to exit 74, Kimberlin Road. Head west 0.25 mile and then north 0.25 mile to the Pauls Valley Facility. The center can be seen from the Interstate.
 
Visitor Activities
Wild horse and burro viewing and interpretation.
 
Special Features
Monthly adoptions are held at the center on the second Tuesday of each month.
 
Permits, Fees, Limitations
Admission is free. The public is welcome to attend adoptions and learn more about the competitive bid process. Adopters must be 18 years of age, have no animal abuse records, and have suitable facilities that will accommodate a wild horse or burro. There are minimum adoption fees.
 
Accessibility
The facility and viewing location are accessible by vehicle. The packed-earth entrance and walk-up areas may not be suitable for wheelchairs during wet seasons.
 
Camping and Lodging
There are no camping facilities on-site. The closest lodging is in Pauls Valley, 2 miles away on exit 72 off Interstate 35.
 
Food and Supplies
There are no vendors on-site, except during monthly adoption events. Food and supplies are available in Pauls Valley.
 
First Aid
The nearest hospital is in Pauls Valley.

Additional Information
Visitors are welcome to walk near corrals and fences for better viewing opportunities, but may not enter pastures. Interpretive panels and drive-up viewing sites are accessible year-round, and open during daylight hours only. The BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program conducts adoptions across the United States throughout the year. For more information on national adoption events, call toll free 1-866-4MUSTANGS, or visit the BLM national website at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

Contact Information
BLM - Oklahoma Field Office
221 North Service Road
Moore, OK 73160
Tel:  (405) 794-9624
 

Pauls Valley Wild Horses

Wild horses and burros on public lands are recognized as a “living legacy” of the West. Over the course of BLM’s 30-year adoption program, more than 185,000 animals have found their way into the hearts of recreational riders, as well as western and English show arenas. Burros have been successfully used as guard and companion animals, as well as for mountain packing. (Feran Revard-Anderson, BLM Oklahoma Field Office)

Pauls Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center Map


 
Last updated: 10-23-2009