Horse adoption in Durant

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DURANT, Okla. -- Wild Horse and Burro Adoption is taking place at the Bryan County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Head out to Durant, Oklahoma Thursday - Saturday for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Adoption.

The three-day event will feature more than 80 amazing animals -- from adult and yearling horses to burros that once roamed the West. They are protected by Federal Law. But because of population control concerns, the BLM periodically removes the animals to ensure herd health and to protect rangeland resources.

You can preview the animals Thursday, July 19 from 4-6 p.m. Gates open up on Friday at 8 a.m. with a competitive bud adoption beginning at 10 a.m. Walk-up adoptions will continue until 6 p.m. The same goes for Saturday and ends at noon.

Minimum adoption rate is $125. To qualify to adopt, you must be 18 and have no prior animal abuse convictions. You must also have the proper facilities to take care of the animal.

Call 1-866-4-MUSTANGS or go to (link below) for more information.

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