Pahrump Valley Times
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will be holding a wild burro adoption at Oliver Ranch in Red Rock Canyon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Oliver Ranch is about 4.5 miles north on Highway 159 from the Red Rock Turnoff, past the town of Blue Diamond but not as far as Bonnie Springs.
The wild burros were captured because people were feeding them and they became accustomed to vehicles, which resulted in a nuisance and traffic safety issue. The BLM encourages the public not to feed the burros, which causes them to lose their normal, wild instincts and encourages them to stand near roadways.
Potential adoptees must show they are at least 18 years old, have no prior convictions for mistreatment of animals and adequate facilities for the burros. The minimum adoption fee for wild horses and burros is $125.
The BLM has a list of shelter requirements on its web site at <a href=www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/adoption_program/how_to_adopt.html.
Anyone with questions is asked to contact Krystal Johnson, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, Pahrump Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 or call 702 515-5171.