Pima County Fair Wild Horse and Burro Auction

. April 8, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management and the Pima County Fair have teamed up to help save wild horses and burros.

The federal agency will bring about 20 horses and eight burros to the fair for a silent auction April 24 to 26.

The minimum bid for the animals is $125 each, unsold lots will be available first-come, first-served for the minimum bid, according to the BLM.

The animals will be available for previewing at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24. BLM will screen potential bidders and issue bidder numbers during previewing.

Bidding begins at 10 a.m. April 25, and winning bidders will have a chance to adopt a second animal for $25. Unsold animals will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26.

The Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program manages, protects and controls wild horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands to ensure healthy herds and healthy rangelands. The BLM periodically gathers excess wild horses and burros and offers them to the public for adoption when the herd numbers increase and directly impact and negatively affect the area ecosystem, specifically water and vegetation.

Please visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov or call 1-866-4MUSTANGS for more information

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