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Bureau of Land Management will pay you $1,000 to adopt a burro

The two-day event will feature 70 wild horses and burros.
Credit: KENS 5

MERCEDES, Texas — Could you use an extra $1,000? 

The Bureau of Land Management will pay you $1,000 to adopt a burro. 

On January 10-11, the Bureau will hold a wild horse and burro event in Mercedes, Texas at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds. 

The two-day event, featuring 70 wild horses and burros, will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 10.

 Adoptions will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 10 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 11. 

In an effort to find good homes for the horses and burros, the BLM offers $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. 

This adoption incentive is offered for every animal in Mercedes. 

BLM staff will be onsite for more information. 

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