Friday, June 13, 2014

California BLM has 1st internet adoption of wild horses & burros

Straight from the Horse's Heart

If an internet adoption only lasts 11 days, will any horse that isn’t adopted during this very short period of time be given a strike against it that will lead to it’s slaughter?  Please go to the national BLM website for Wild Horses & Burros and ask the BLM the length of each internet adoption period.  Does the period vary state to state?   Ask them to post a copy of their written policy on internet adoptions on their website.  Also, ask what they’re doing to advertise the adoptions and how much they spend to advertise the adoptions.  (I bet this amount pales in comparison to the money spent on roundups.)  – Debbie

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ARTICLE SOURCE:  Sierra Sun Times
BLM Holds First Wild Horse and Burro Internet Adoption in California
June 9, 2014 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer 45 wild horses and 6 wild burros through its first online adoption in California beginning June 16.
Profiles of adoptable animals will be available on the BLM California website
beginning June 9 and will be available on a first come, first served basis. The website will be updated daily as animals are adopted.
The animals are available for adoption from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 27. The adoption fee is $125 per animal. Animals can be picked up at the Santa Clara Horseman’s Park in San Jose on July 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., or at either the Ridgecrest or Litchfield Corral.
All animals available for adoption have been vaccinated, de-wormed and have a health certificate. None of these animals are gentled or trained.
Those individuals interested in adopting must first complete an application and be approved by the BLM. Applications can be accessed online at
The BLM manages and protects wild horses and burros under the authority of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This law authorizes the BLM to remove excess wild horses and burros from the range to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands and protect the health of the wild horse and burro herds. Since 1971, the BLM has adopted out more than 230,000 animals nationwide.
To learn more about BLM California’s wild horse program, please visit
For more information about the adoption, please contact Videll Retterath, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program Assistant, at (530) 254-6575

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