Wild horse, burro adoptions set

A three-day wild horse and burro adoption is scheduled to be held at the Curry County Event Center July 14 through 16.

Offering more than 50 animals, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management begins adoption bidding at $125.

Adopters must be qualified through an approved application which is available on site.

To qualify, an adopter must be at least 18 years old with no record of animal abuse and have a minimum of 400 square feet of coral space per animal with free access to food and water, a six-foot fence for adult animals and a five-foot fence for yearlings. Animals are also required to be transported in a covered trailer with swing gates and sturdy walls and floors, according to a press release from the BLM.

Adopters of horses 4-years-old and older can receive a $500 allowance after they receive an official ownership title for the animal at the end of one year.

Competitive bidding begins July 14 at 2 p.m. with first come, first serve adoptions until 6 p.m., then again from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 15 and from 8 a.m. to noon July 16.

Information: (866) 468-7826, or www.blm.gov/nm