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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a wild horse and Burro adoption event in Lubbock. The 2-day adoption event will be held at the South Plains Fairgrounds on Friday, July 10th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More than 75 wild horses and Burros will be at the event and the BLM is offering to give $1000 to those who adopt as part of their Adoption Incentive Program. According to a press release, the program has led to a 91% increase in adoptions since it was implemented.

BLM staff will approve applications onsite. To qualify to adopt, one must be at least 18 years old, with no record of animal abuse. Qualified homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water and shelter.

A six-foot corral fence is required for adult horses; five feet for yearlings and four-and-a-half feet for burros. All animals must be loaded in covered, stock-type trailers with swing gates and sturdy walls and floors. To learn more about the adoption event, visit the BLM website or call 866-468-7826.

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