Wild horse and burro adoption begins

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MERCEDES, Texas – The U.S. Department of the Interior is asking the public to adopt wild horses and burros.

The Bureau of Land Management has set up 75 animals available for adoption at the Mercedes livestock show.

The agency says there are not enough resources to support the animals in the wild and will host auctions to give these horses a new home.

This year, the agency plans to attract more visitors with a new adoption incentive program.

“So, if someone comes in and adopts, we have them fill an application and we want to make sure that they have a good corral to put the animal in. Then they receive $500 within the first two months of adopting. Then $1,000 when they have the animal for a year and get a title to the animal,” said Crystal Cowan, of the Bureau of Land Management.

The event will continue this Saturday from 8 A.M. till noon.

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