BLM seeks bid for facilities to care for wild horses, donkeys
WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting bids for short-term facilities to house wild horses and donkeys, according to a press release.
The BLM needs to accommodate at 200 animals for a one-year period, with a renewal option for four extensions, officials said in the release. The burros and horses were removed from overpopulated herds roaming public rangelands.
The agency is looking for facilities in 17 states. North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana are states under consideration.
Each facility must provide humane care, officials said in the release. The animals will remain in the facilities until they are adopted or can be transported to long-term pastures.The solicitation period will open June 2. For more information, visit www.fedconnect.net. Forms can be found by clicking the “Search Public Opportunities,” tab. Parties must enter reference number L14PS00389 in the “Search Criteria” space. After clicking “Search,” the solicitation information should appear.