BLM Wild Horse and Burro adoption program: Where are the Photographs?

3 May

Paul’s Valley, OK (long term holding facility) added 31 horses Saturday (May 2) to the in-progress Internet adoption auction. Bidding started on this auction on May 21 and ends on May 5, 2015. I’ve been checking in on this Internet Adoption event for several weeks before bidding started and have reviewed each gallery several times a week and have always seen the “Coming Soon” text where a photo should be for the Paul’s Valley facility. But it was only tonight that I saw that there were 30 boxes of “Coming Soon” in the photo’s location except for one box. (See her photo below, Necktag: 1997)

What’s up with that?  

How could they not have photographs for an internet adoption auction event? It’s not like they just found out yesterday that the auction bidding started April 21 and ends May 5, 2015.

Is this just another example of the WH&B program’s ineptitude, sloppy work or potentially corrupt activities? Have these horses been set aside for “friends” or “insiders” therefore photo’s aren’t necessary?  

What do you think?

The only horse in the Paul’s Valley internet adoption auction with photographs on their profile page is this beautiful mare: Necktag 1997. This is her only chance to get out of a long term holding facility. It’s also the only chance the other 30 horses would have, unless they already are spoken for. 

Sex: Mare   Age: 6 Years     Height (in hands): 14.2 Necktag #: 1997     Date Captured: 08/20/10 Color: Appaloosa   Captured: Twin Peaks (CA) Number of Bids: 0 Opening Bid: $125.00 Bid information accurate as of May 2nd, 2015 11:13:23 PM MDT  PHOTO from BLM WH&B Gallery

Sex: Mare           Age: 6 Years   Height (in hands): 14.2

Necktag #: 1997   Date Captured: 08/20/10

Color: Appaloosa   Captured: Twin Peaks (CA)

Notes:

Tag- #1997. 6 year old appaloosa mare gathered from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area in California in August of 2010. Freezemark – 09221997.

This horse is currently located in Paul’s Valley, OK. For more information, please call (800) 237-3642. 

Pick up options (by appt): Paul’s Valley, OK; Elm Creek, NE.

Other pick up options: Cassopolis, MI (May 29); Mequon, WI (June 3-5); and Lorton, VA (August 14).

Adoption confirmation for this animal must be finalized no later than Noon Mountain May 7. After this date, all unclaimed animals will be available for in-person walk up adoption ONLY

see the Paul’s Valley, OK gallery HERE  

Mantle Ranch posted a new horse with photo on May 1 and so far no bids for this gelding in training.

Sex: Gelding   Age: 3 Years   Height (in hands): Necktag #: 9900      Date Captured: 04/01/12 Color: Palomino   Captured: Born in a Holding Facility Number of Bids: 0 Opening Bid: $125.00 Bid information accurate as of May 3rd, 2015 12:57:20 AM MDT

Sex: Gelding Age: 3 Years   Height (in hands):

Necktag #: 9900   Date Captured: 04/01/12

Color: Palomino   Captured: Born in a Holding Facility

Notes:
#9900 – 3 yr old palomino gelding, born at the Rocks Springs, WY holding facility, Apr 2012 (Freezemark: 12859900 Signalment: HG1AAAABO).

Lemon is halter-broke. Loads in a trailer and has had his feet handled.

Lemon is in training at the Mantle Ranch, WY. For more information please contact Bryan Mantle at bryanmantle99@gmail.com, call 307-322-5799.

Pick up options (by appt): Mantle Ranch, WY; Elm Creek, NE; Paul’s Valley, OK.

Other pick up options: Cassopolis, MI (May 29); Mequon, WI (June 3-5); and Lorton, VA (August 14).

Adoption confirmation for this animal must be finalized no later than Noon Mountain May 7. After this date, all unclaimed animals will be available for in-person walk up adoption ONLY
 
The opening bid is $125.00

See the Mantle Ranch Wyoming photo gallery for this adoption auction HERE

[The links to the photo galleries will expire after the Internet Auction has ended …but not immediately after.]

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