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



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Northeastern States

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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 March 5 - 6, 2021, at The Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, Ohio.

The adoption is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, which is free and open to the public, will begin at the event Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m./1-hour increments (5 appointments per hour) and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m./1-hour increments (5 appointments per hour). It is unknown how many horses or burros may be available at this event; however, the animals available will be for adoption or sale. FOR APPOINTMENTS EMAIL: BLM_ES_NSDO_WHB@blm.gov, with your top 3 preferred time slots prior to the event.

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.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.