Federal government offering $1,000 to anyone who adopts a wild horse

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A federal program is offering up to $1,000 to anyone who adopts a wild horse or burro from the Bureau of Land Management.

The goal of the Adoption Incentive Program is to reduce the bureau’s cost to care for the animals and help the agency with the “growing over-population of wild horses and burros on fragile public rangelands.”

Adopters can receive $500 within 60 days of adoption of an untrained wild horse and burro and $500 within 60 days of titling the animal.

There is a $25 adoption fee. Once the animal is titled, the bureau may allow an adopter to adopt additional animals.

To read more about the animals and who qualifies, click here.