WASHINGTON (FOX 13) - Those qualified to adopt a wild horse or donkey can receive $1,000 from the federal government.
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management launched its Adoption Incentive Program. It’s an effort to reduce the agency’s costs for caring for wild animals, and to help them find a home. The program’s goal is to also reduce the overpopulation of wild horses and burros.
Eligible adopters are given $500 within the first 60 days of adoption and the other half is provided within 60 days of titling the animal.
The incentive is applied to untrained animals that are eligible for the adoption program. This includes animals at BLM facilities, off-site events and on the Online Corral. There is a $25 fee at the time of adoption. No more than four animals can be adopted through the program.
For additional information, head over to BLM.gov.
More than 4,600 wild horses and burros found good homes last year! To help find even more homes this year, we’re now offering up to $1,000 to adopt your own untrained wild horse or burro. Learn more: https://t.co/qoEY2xyl0i pic.twitter.com/ozWOfsjWbp— BLM WHB Program (@BLMWHB) March 12, 2019