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BLM offers young wild horses and burros for adoption in Del Norte

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. - Eleven burros (small donkeys) and two gentled wild horses are up for public adoption from Saturday, August 26, to Sunday, August 27, at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in Crescent City, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

Six male burros, five female burros, and two gentled foals less than 1 year old from the Devil's Garden Herd Territory in the Modoc National Forest. Officials said these horses and burros are healthy and ready to train.   

Potential adopters can preview the animals on Friday, August 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, August 26, gates open at 8 a.m. and an hour of silent bidding will start at 9 a.m. Officials said any animals not adopted during the bidding will be available for the BLM adoption fee of $125. 

Adopters must be at least 18 years old, must be United States residents and must provide corrals offering at least 400 square feet per animal. Adopters receive titles to their horses or burros after providing a year of good care.


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