Las Vegas -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will sponsor a burro adoption event on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oliver Ranch in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Blue Diamond.
All 12 animals are freeze branded, dewormed, Coggins tested and have received initial vaccinations. The adoption is first-come, first-served. All adopters must have a completed and approved adoption application prior to selecting their burro. The wild burros will be available for pick-up or local delivery. The jennies and foals may be adopted as a pair or separately. All jennies are potentially pregnant.
Burros available for adoption include:
Oliver Ranch is located on State Route 159 between Bonnie Springs and Blue Diamond on the south side of the road.
Adoption fee is $125 per individual or $200 for a jenny and foal pair. Adoption fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.
Individuals must be at least 18 years old and have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals. Adopters also must have adequate facilities, the financial means to care for the animal(s), and should have some experience training or raising a horse or burro. Qualified individuals may adopt up to four animals.
Local delivery (within 100 miles) is available. If you are trailering yourself, standard covered stock trailers and horse trailers large enough for three or more horses are generally acceptable, contingent upon approval prior to loading. No one-horse trailers. Two-horse trailers are not allowed unless they are the stock type with no internal dividers. No drop ramp tail gates. Animals will ride loose.
The BLM collected these burros in the Pahrump Valley community near the Johnnie Herd Management Area. The food/water bait gather corrals have been in place for several months. The burros were gathered because they posed a safety hazard along State Route 160, side roads in the Pahrump Valley, and have caused private property damage in the valley.
Why Adopt a Burro? With kindness and patience, a wild burro can be trained for many uses.
For more information about the wild horse and burro adoption call 702-515-5171 or email.
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