Report Cross-posted from Just Say News
YUMA, AZ – Due to mechanical maintenance of a helicopter, the Bureau of Land Management’s Yuma Field Office will begin gathering 100 burros near Blythe this Monday (September 27th).
Spokeswoman Lori Cook said the agency had originally planned to start the herding this weekend — she expects the operation to last no more than three days.
“All gathered animals will be examined and, if needed, treated by a veterinarian,” Cook said. “All animals will be transported to the BLM Ridgecrest facility and made available for adoption to people willing and prepared to provide good care.”
Public viewing is scheduled for Monday, and will last through the remainder of the roundup.
Anyone interested in observing should contact Cook at 928-317-3243 to get information about the meeting location and times. Anyone viewing the operation must drive their own four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicle. Cook added that the drive time to the gather site from Yuma is about 90-minutes.
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