Hays The federal government is bringing 60 wild mustangs and 10 burros to Hays this week to be auctioned to new owners.
The auction organized by the Bureau of Land Management will run today through Saturday at Fort Hays State University.
Anyone wanting to adopt an animal must be at least 18 years old and have no record of animal abuse. The government also includes requirements on pens, fences and transportation for the horses.
The Hays Daily News reports that there is a $125 adoption fee, but the Hays event will provide a $500 adoption incentive program for horses 4 years old and older.