The horses in this picture as well as many more of the Virginia Range horse herd in Nevada are currently in need of placement.
These horses are managed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the cooperative efforts of the department and various qualified non-profit horse groups.
The department manages the horses using fertility control, however some of the horses spread out into the outskirts of urban areas and onto busy highways. Those that present a clear and continuing danger to motorists, and that return to busy areas after relocation attempts, do have to be removed.
Per state law the Department is permitted to work with qualified non-profits to facilitate the proper and humane placement of the horses that have been picked up. State law also requires the Department to dispose of any horses that are not placed within a proscribed time at the livestock sale. Therefore every effort is being made by all parties to get these horses placed.
This means that horses that do to get placed will end up being sold to kill buyers and sent to slaughter.
Adoption fees typically are $125.00. Adjustments can be made for out of state adopters who have to pay for Coggins and health certificates for interstate travel.
For more information please contact Chris Senko via Email or telephone 775-847-7114.
To see a full list of horses available for adoption and how to adopt, please CLICK HERE.
“These are wild mustangs, and extreme caution needs to be in place, some of these horses are older and can and will be extremely dangerous to novice horse people. I do not believe in adopting wild mustangs and feel they should be left in the wild! Put up fences, give them a water source far from the roads and human intervention, let them roam free. These are a symbol of the old west. They should be respected and cared for from a distance. If someone can adopt the whole herd and relocate them to 10,000 acres or more and keep the herd in tack, that would be the best possible outcome for these wild horses”
-Lisa Brown, 399 horse wrangler in the Teamster union for film.