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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 09/21/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  Wild Horse & Burro Program 307-352-0302    

National Wild Horse Adoption Day - Sept. 26
Horses available at Reduced Adoption Fees

In celebration of National Wild Horse Adoption Day, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) High Desert District will host an adoption on Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Wild Horse and Burro facility on Lionkol Road, Rock Springs, Wyo. All horses in the facility will be available for adoption at the reduced adoption fee of $25.

BLM staff will approve applications and help adopters choose their horses. The horses available, weanlings, yearlings, young geldings and mares, and mare/foal pairs were gathered from the Muskrat Basin and Dishpan Butte Herd Management Areas near Lander.

Two adopters will receive the horse of their choice, with the $25 adoption fees already paid. The drawing will be held at 9 a.m. All adopters must submit an approved application to be eligible for the drawing.

BLM, wild horse groups, and other animal advocates from across the nation are joining forces for this single cause – to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day.

For more information contact the High Desert District Wild Horse Program at: 307-352-0302, or visit the website at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 09-21-2009