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BLM hopes adopted wild horses and burros can soon go home

Posted: 3:01 PM, Jun 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-25 17:01:23-04

HAMILTON – The Bureau of Land Management is hopeful that a group of wild horses and burros that were up for adoption will soon go home with their new families once testing confirms they are healthy.

Over 100 animals were up for adoption last week at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton, but after one died and another was put down due to illness, officials decided to test the animals before they go to new homes to ensure good health.

BLM officials said that so far, 89 animals have been adopted and are waiting to go home. Officials added no other animals have tested positive for any health concerns.

Another adoption event is planned for Kalispell where 44 horses will be available for sale from this Thursday through Sunday at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.

You can call the BLM at 866-468-7826 for more information.

-Reported by Connor McCauley/MTN News