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Horses Brought Into State for Adoption

Aug 7th, 2013 - State News

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — About 40 wild horses and burros will be trucked from the West to Michigan to be offered for adoption at an event this month.

MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/192MkrV ) the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management will offer horses that are up to 5 years old on Aug. 16-17 at McKinleys Harmony Acres. The event is in the Cassopolis area, about 75 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

Adoption applications are available online or on the day of the event. Those wanting a horse must meet certain requirements.

The Michigan event comes as officials, animal welfare groups, ranchers and others work to deal with horse overpopulation. Horse rescue groups have said there are a rising number of neglected and starving horses as the West deals with persistent drought.

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