Wild horse adoption event set for June 1-2 in Hutchinson

05/26/2012 8:00 AM

05/26/2012 8:00 AM

Wild horse adoption event set for June 1-2 in Hutchinson

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Hutchinson Correctional Facility will hold a wild horse adoption event June 1-2 at the correctional facility in Hutchinson. Eight saddle-trained horses and a two-horse driving team will be available along with several untrained horses and burros.

People can preview the animals from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1. Inmates will conduct training demonstrations throughout the day. Gates open at 8 a.m. June 2 for a competitive bid adoption starting at 11 a.m.

Buyers must be approved to adopt through an application process, which can be done during the open house. To qualify, a person must be at least 18 with no record of animal abuse and have suitable facilities for horses. A person can adopt no more than four animals.

The cost of saddle-trained horses is between $350 and $500. Bidding on the driving team will start at $1,500. Untamed horses are available for a flat fee of $125.

For more information, call the BLM at 866-4-MUSTANGS (866-468-7826), the Hutchinson Correctional Facility at 620-728-3296, or visit www.blm.gov/nm.

Skaer open house to mark retirement, welcome new vet

Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. June 2 to celebrate the retirement of veterinarian William Skaer after 43 years and to introduce the clinic’s new veterinarian, Janet Arnet.

The clinic is at 404 S. Edgemoor, Building 100.

For more information, call 316-683-4641.

Therapy dog testing at Family Dog center

Family Dog Training & Behavioral Center, 69th Street North and Hoover Road, will hold therapy dog sessions in June.

Two informational sessions will be at 6 p.m. June 1 and 8; the cost is $15 each.

The Therapy Dog International test will be given at 6 p.m. June 15; cost is $10.

Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, including rabies, DHP-PV and Bordetella.

Class size is limited. To enroll or for more information, call 316-755-2839.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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