WILD HORSES, BURROS STAMPEDING TO MTSU TO FIND GOOD HOMES
Adoption Event Slated Oct. 12-14 at Tennessee Livestock Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Bill Davenport, 703-440-1720
(MURFREESBORO)—Four-footed friends who need good homes will return to Murfreesboro Oct. 12-14 for a three-day adoption event sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management.
Approximately 80 wild horses and burros from America’s rangelands—healthy mustang yearlings, mares, horses, geldings and a limited number of sturdy jack and jennet burros—will be available for adoption at the Tennessee Livestock Center on the MTSU campus, located at 1720 Greenland Drive.
This time the BLM is offering a bonus: Any applicant who is approved to adopt two or more animals and adopts a full-fee ($125) animal first may adopt a second “buddy” animal for just $25.
Minimum adoption fees start at only $125 for animals 2 years old and younger and $25 for animals 3 years old and up.
The application process is simple and can be completed on-site throughout the event. Visitors may inspect the herd, pick out their favorites and fill out an application beginning Friday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. Head on back Saturday, Oct. 13, and be ready to adopt your favorite through the oral-bid adoption, which will begin around 9:30 a.m. Following the oral bid adoptions, remaining animals are available for adoption on a walk-up basis until 5 p.m. on Saturday and again on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information on the application process, call 866-4MUSTANGS
(866-468-7826) or visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov to download an application.
IN BRIEF: Wild horses and burros from America’s rangelands will be available for adoption Oct. 12-14 at MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro. Adoption fees start at $125 for animals 2 years old and younger, and applicants may be able to adopt a second “buddy” animal for only $25. The Bureau of Land Management sponsors the event. For more information on the wild horse and burro application process, call 866-4MUSTANGS (866-468-7826) or visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov to download an application.
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