Bureau of Land Management to offer wild horses, burros for adoption or sale at event in Cassopolis, Michigan

MILWAUKEE—Wild horses and burros from public rangelands in Western states will be available for adoption or sale at an event managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on May 14-15, 2021, at the Red Horse Ranch, 64247 Library Road, Cassopolis, Michigan.                                                                                                                                                                  
This free event is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 14, in one-hour increments (five appointments per hour) and from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 15, in one-hour increments (five appointments per hour).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
FOR APPOINTMENTS, please email BLM_ES_NSDO_WHB@blm.gov with your top three preferred time slots prior to the event. Come and adopt or learn more about the program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
It is unknown how many horses or burros may be available at this event; however, the animals available will be for adoption or sale.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Prospective adopters/buyers must be at least 18 years old and able to provide access to feed, water, and adequate shelter. The basic adoption flat fee is $25 for any animal at the event. Title to the animal will be awarded to the adopter at the end of one year if all conditions of the adoption agreement have been met.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Bureau of Land Management


Northeastern States


Martha Malik