Wild horses, burros available for adoption in Kingman area

KINGMAN - If you have ever wanted to adopt a wild horse or burro, here's your chance. From March 29 through April 3, and April 5 through April 7, the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Wild Horse and Burro Staging Corrals will have 12 wild horses and five burros available for adoption by appointment only.

"We've got a limited opportunity for folks in the Kingman area to adopt wild horses or burros while they're here at our corrals," said BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist June Wendlandt. "Please call the BLM Kingman Field Office at (928) 718-3700 for information and to set up a time to adopt a wild horse or burro. The animals will be adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis."

Wendlandt added that the wild horses are 2 to 3 years old and from California, Nevada and Wyoming. There are three geldings and nine mares. The five burros are 1 to 3 years old, from California, and include three jacks and two jennies.

The cost is $125 per animal. To qualify to adopt, citizens must be at least 18 years of age, and have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals.

For additional information, go to www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.