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About 40 wild horses up for adoption in southwestern Wyoming

March 11, 2020 GMT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled multiple adoption events in southwestern Wyoming for about 40 wild horses that were corralled in October.

People can look over and adopt the horses at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility on March 13-14 and April 24-25, the Rocket-Miner reported.

Animals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a statement by the agency. Gates will open at 9 a.m., load out begins at 1 p.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. each day.

Anyone at least 18 years of age and wishing to adopt must fill out an application, have it approved by the agency and pay a $25 adoption fee for each horse, the statement said. If approved, adopters must make their own arrangements to transport the horses from the adoption facility.

The agency aims to protect the health and welfare of wild horses and burros from the time they are on the range, during gathers and through the entire adoption process, the statement said.