The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro event November 15-16, 2019, at the Jackson County Ag Center in Marianna. Approximately 50 wild horses and burros that have been gathered from public rangelands in western states will be available for sale or adoption on Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
As part of the BLM’s effort to find good homes for wild horses and burros removed from public lands, the agency recently began offering new financial incentives to encourage qualified people to adopt one or more of the animals.The Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) is part an effort to confront a growing over-population of wild horses and burros on fragile rangelands and in off-range holding facilities, which cost taxpayers nearly $50 million every year to maintain.Through AIP, qualified adopters are eligible to receive $500 within 60 days of the adoption date and an additional $500 within 60 days of titling for each animal, which normally occurs one year from the adoption date.The incentive is available for all untrained animals that are eligible for adoption. Adopters will just pay a minimum $25 adoption fee per animal.
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