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Wild horse adoption event happening in Marana

Posted at 4:33 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 01:32:20-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Bureau of Land Management is holding a wild horse and burro adoption and sale event from March 22nd through 24th at the Marana Heritage Center.

BLM is looking to find good homes for the animals, as well as hold training demonstrations on Friday and Saturday. According to the release, potential adopters and buyers must be at least 18-years-old, have approved facilities to keep the animal(s) and proper transportation home from the site. Staff at the event will load each animal into an approved trailer.

There is a new Adoption Incentive Program that potential adopters can qualify for to receive $1,000. Those eligible will receive $500 within 60 days of the adoption date and an additional $500 within 60 days of titling for each animal.

All untrained animals will be $25 and all trained animals are a minimum of $125. The incentive is only available for untrained animals that are up for adoption.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Florence Inmate Training Program which is a collaboration between the BLM and Arizona Department of Corrections will hold the demonstrations on Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..

For more information and adoption/purchase qualifications, call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit