Wild Horses Coming to Michigan

Wild Horses Coming to Cassopolis, Michigan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer approximately 40 wild horses for adoption, ranging from yearling to five years-old, May 20 -21, 2016, at 64247 Library Road, Cassopolis, Michigan.  The horses will be available for preview beginning 2:00 p.m. Friday.  The adoption will be held Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.

Adopters must be at least 18 years old, and provide an enclosed facility with access to feed, water and shelter.  Prospective adopters must have sturdy corrals that are at least 20’ x 20’ and 6’ high for an adult horse, or no less than 5’ high for horses younger than 18 months.  The BLM is committed to the safety and health of the nation’s wild horses and burros, and requires that adopted animals be transported in a stock-type, step up trailer.

The adoption rate is $125 for animals less than three years of age. A second animal may be adopted for $25, which is the same rate for animals older than three years.  All animals available for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and blood-tested.

Applications to adopt may be submitted at the adoption site until the close of the adoption on Saturday.  For more information about adopting one of America’s Living Legends, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

The BLM manages manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. They also protect and controls 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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