Rescued Mustangs Available for Adoption

More than 200 BLM mustangs removed last month from a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary are gaining strength and are now available for adoption to qualified new owners.

Authorities took custody of the allegedly maltreated horses from the 3-Strikes Ranch in Alliance, Neb., last month. Since then, the animals have received veterinary and other rehabilitative care, as well as microchips for permanent identification.

"They've gained tons of weight--they're ready to travel," said rescue coordinator Jerry Finch, president of Texas-based rescue Habitat for Horses.

The adoptable animals range in age from foals to older adults, and have had varying degrees of human handling. They are available for single or group adoptions.

Individual adopters will be charged a $100 per horse fee. Animals will be placed with non-profit mustang rescues or sanctuaries free of charge.

"We're looking for adopters who have horse experience, preferably experience with mustangs," Finch said. "People adopting groups of horses must have enough acreage to accommodate them."

Since last week, 60 mustangs have moved on to new homes. Finch hopes to place the remainder by May 9.

Photos of the adoptable horses and adoption applications are available online at  

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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