Wild Horses and Burros Need Your Help
URGENT!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WILD HORSES AND BURROS
Wild horses on the Western ranges have had a tough summer, and many of them are suffering the effects of drought. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rounded up hundreds of equines in the last few months to be put up for adoption.
"While the controversy continues as to whether BLM is rounding up more horses than it needs to, the fact remains that adoptions are ongoing," says Marianne Radziewicz of the ASPCA's Washington, D.C., Government Affairs Office.
Due to lack of personnel, BLM is struggling to complete pre-adoption site visits to help ensure that the prospective homes are good ones.
Any ASPCA member or News Alert reader who is knowledgeable about the needs and care of wild horses or burros can help by volunteering to visit homes of prospective adopters. Please call Marianne Radziewicz at (202) 232-5020 for further details.
You can also learn more about BLM's adoption policies by visiting http://adoptahorse.blm.gov.