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Wild horse, burro adoption in Fruitland

FRUITLAND, MO (KFVS) -

About 40 wild horses from yearling to five years went up for adoption Saturday at Flickerwood Arena near Fruitland.

More than 100 people came out to see the animals and a little more than a dozen of them found new homes.

Organizers of the event say it was a great turnout.

The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management says since the adopt a horse and burro program began in 1971, more than 225,000 animals have found new homes.

Nearly 6,000 of those animals were in Missouri alone.

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