DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Rescued from all over the country - now they're looking for a forever home in the Wiregrass.
Cropped Photo: Twitter / Christophe Clement
Thirty-six horses and burros have traveled from out west to the Wiregrass.
"We’ve got some animals here from Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Oregon" says Scarlett Foster of the Wild Horses and Burro Program.
The horses and burros were taken off ranges with 80,000 horses, which is more than the ranges can handle.
Frost says, "The land is not sustainable for as many of them out there."
Scarlett Frost with the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program is travelling to eleven southeastern states with hopes they find new homes.
If they're not adopted here, they'll go into a holding facility and then hit the road to a new state next month.
Laura Williams came to speak with this on site trainer - curious about how these animals will adapt to horses she already owns.
"I fell in love with the mare and couldn’t resist her, now I’m going to add her to my herd" said Williams.
For her, she's getting more than just adding to the stable
She says, "it’s important to keep these animals, they're a part of our heritage and in order to maintain them we've got to keep their herd numbers down which means people need to step up to the plate and help them."
And not just now, but for years to come.
"And this is a way that I can help and hopefully do something to maintain them for future generations" said Williams.
Now horse number 7612 has a new name..
Fourteen horses and two burros have already been adopted.
The adoption will continue tomorrow at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds from 8AM until 4PM