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Adoption Information

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Adoption requirements

  • Adopters must be 18 years or older
  • Have no prior violations of adoption regulations or convictions of inhumane treatment to animals
  • Will have no more than 4 untitled animals in the same location unless an additional screening form and employment statement are completed
  • Adopters must be present to select their animal

Facilities

  • Corral fence: 6 feet high for horses, 4 1/2 feet for burros; 5 feet high for saddle trained horses and horses less than 18 months of age
  • Fencing material should be rounded pipes, poles, or wooden planks; small mesh woven wire (2"x4" or smaller) fencing with a board along the top is acceptable
  • Minimum size for an animal is 400 square feet (i.e., 20 x 20 )
  • Shelter must be adequate for the climate conditions prevalent in the area
  • No barbed or electric wire is allowed in the corrals

Transportation

  • Covered stock trailers
  • Four-horse trailers completely enclosed (No two-horse trailers)
  • No drop tailgates on trailers
  • Halters of nylon webbing are best, and lead ropes at least 1" in diameter are recommended (these must be provided by the adopter)

Regulations

  • Until titled by the BLM, animals cannot be sold or traded
  • Animals cannot be neglected, abandoned, inhumanely treated, used as bucking stock or for other commercial purposes
  • The nearest BLM office must be notified:
    • Within 7 days if an animal dies. A veterinarian's statement must follow
    • If an animal is moved to a new location for more than 30 days
    • The adopter is responsible for all expenses; there are no refunds or reimbursements

Health Care

  • Adopters will receive a copy of current Coggins test (for Equine Infectious Anemia) and a health certificate with a record of vaccinations and worming

Payment

  • Payment may be cash, money order, cashiers check, personal check, or credit card
  • Application Form - fillable pdf; can be saved with Acrobat Reader 8 or 9