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The Sheldon Wildlife Refuge: Wild Horses and Burros in Need

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:32 am
by Stacy Snow
On September 27, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved a new Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for managing the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in NW Nevada. The Fish and Wildlife Service website states that, “Based on all collected information, the Service has revised its management direction to address the issue of feral horses and burros on the Refuge, located in northwestern Nevada.” The above-mentioned revision in the Horse and Burro Management Program will, “…remove horses and burros from Sheldon Refuge by 2017.”

The Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that there are approximately 800 horses and 90 burros in the current population on the refuge. Over the next five years, ALL of those horse and burros (and any offspring) will be gathered and removed from the refuge.

My hope in sharing this information is to raise awareness of the plight of these animals and to spur creative brainstorming on their behalf to help them find good adoptive homes.

The following organizations are listed on the Fish and Wildlife Service website as certified adoption agents. Anyone interested in adopting is instructed to contact these agents directly.

Carr’s Wild Horse and Burro Center
http://www.carrranch.com/sheldon.htm
E-mail: carrsholding@aol.com
4844 Couts-Carr Road
Cross Plains, Tennessee 37049.
Tel: 615-654-2180

J&S Associates at (601) 546-2555

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
http://www.donkeyrescue.org
National Operations Center
PO Box 216
Miles, TX 76861
Office (866) 366-5731

Additionally, people interested in becoming adoption agents are directed to contact:

John Kasbohm
Refuge Project Leader
Email at sheldon-hart@fws.gov

Sheldon Wildlife Refuge Horse and Burro Information:
http://www.fws.gov/sheldonhartmtn/sheld ... burro.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:38 am
by Stacy Snow
Paint running free on the refuge near the Last Chance Ranch.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:39 am
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Paint mare near Bitner Butte with Sheldon arrow brand.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:41 am
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Stallion running near Bitner Butte.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:44 am
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Bitner stallion showing off.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:46 am
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A herd with many bays on the Gooch Table area of the refuge.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:48 am
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Buddies on a walk in the Gooch Table area.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:49 am
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Mama burro and her fuzzy little one on Bog Hot Road. This area has a great number of burros.