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US Government Seeks Homes for Wild Horses and Burros

You have a chance to acquire a piece of Americana later this month when young mustangs and burros from out west will be brought to Missouri to find permanent homes. The animal placement program is a way for the US government to deal with the overpopulation of these animals.KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

Approximately 60 animals, mostly wild mustangs will be available to the public through the U.S. Bureau of Land Management March 27th and 28th in Humansville, Missouri.Martha Malik is public affairs specialist with the Bureau of Land Management.She says there are fees and facility requirements for anyone interested in taking one of the animals home.

Malik acknowledges that with the shape of the economy, it’s not the best time to ask people to take on a new animal. But she says she hopes people who love horses will step up.

Information on the wild horse program is available by calling 1-866-4MUSTANGS. We also have a link to more information on our website, KSMU dot org.

Wild horses on the range in the western United States (photo used w/permission from the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior) Wild horses on the range in the western United States (photo used w/permission from the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior) Wild horses on the range in the western United States (photo used w/permission from the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior)