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Wild horse, burro adoption event to be held in Palestine

PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting a wild horse and burro adoption event on Friday and Saturday in Palestine.

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According to the BLM, the doors at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion open at 10 a.m. and the adoption of approximately 120 wild animals starts at noon. There is a $125 fee at the time of adoption.

The adoption event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.

“To encourage more adopters to give a wild horse or burro a good home, the Adoption Incentive Program provides up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained wild horse or burro from the BLM,” the BLM said.

The Adoption Incentive Program is available for all untrained animals that are up for adoption, the BLM said qualified adopters will receive up to $1,000 up to 60 days after title date.

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The BLM said the requirements to adopt a wild horse or burro include:

  • Being at least 18 years old

  • Not having convictions of inhumane treatment of animals

  • Providing an enclosed area with access to feed, water and shelter

  • Provide a stock or horse trailer with rear-swing gate and covered top.

For more information on adopting a wild horse or burro, people can visit the BLM website.

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