WILD HORSE, BURRO ADOPTION SET FOR MOBILE
MOBILE, Ala. -- A special wild horse and burro adoption is set for Jan. 20-21 at the Mobile County Agri-Ed Pavilion in Mobile.
"A special selection of animals will be available to good homes for an adoption fee starting at $125," said Mike Nedd, director of the Bureau of Land Management's Eastern States division. "There will be about 60 horses and 15 burros at this adoption including, geldings, mares, and yearling horses. This is your chance to get the special wild horse or
burro you have always wanted."
The wild horse adoption will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 20, with the remaining animals available for adoption Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. until noon. Animals can be viewed by the public between 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19. The arena is just off Interstate 65 at 1070 Schillinger Road North. There is no admission charge.
For information and applications for the Mobile adoption, call 1-888-274-2133. Potential adopters are asked to call early to be pre-approved to avoid waiting in line. You can also visit
http://www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov/index.php or http://www.es.blm.gov/whb/ to get requirement information and download an application to become a qualified adopter.
While the adoption process is simple and straightforward, anyone considering adoption of a wild horse or burro should remember that the animals are wild and require gentling and training.
Since the Adopt-A-Wild Horse & Burro Program began in 1973, more than 213,000 animals have been adopted nationwide, including 3,858 in Alabama.