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Aug 19, 2016 1:32 PM

Mustangs and burros up for adoption in NH at Cheshire Fairgrounds

NORTH SWANZEY — The Cheshire Fairgrounds will be hosting mustangs and burros from the west looking for a home in NH.

"The Bureau of Land Management will bring 40 mustangs and burros to the fairgrounds in Swanzey Friday and Saturday and invite people to apply to adopt them. The animals are originally from land protected by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming," to Martha Malik, a bureau spokeswoman told the Keene Sentinel.

Mustangs are known as wild horses that are descendants of domesticated horses. Burros are wild donkeys.

The BLM will be accepting application on a first come, first serve basis. Animals under three years of age will cost $125, all others will cost $25.

In order to adopt one of the animals, applicants must be able to provide an enclosed facility with access to food, water and shelter.

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