SALT LAKE CITY -- The Bureau of Land Management in Utah, aware of recent allegations that horses at the BLM Salt Lake Regional Wild Horse and Burro Center are not being properly cared for, has cooperated fully with inspections by the Humane Society of Utah and the Salt Lake County Animal Control according to Associate State Director Jeff Rawson.
In addition, Rawson has called for a review team comprised of professionals from both within the organization and from external organizations. A report will be submitted to BLM Utah April 15.
"The BLM takes these allegations seriously and is responding to the issues," Rawson said. "Upon conclusion of this review, the team will provide us with its findings and recommendations."
The BLM review team will take the findings from the Humane Society of Utah and Salt Lake County Animal Control into account in writing its report.
The Center will continue to offer animals for adoption during the review.
The facility will remain open to the public and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Some mares are beginning to foal and there may be opportunities for the public to view some of the newborns. Adoptions of the wild horses are available to qualified members of the public. The Salt Lake Wild Horse and Burro Regional Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one Saturday per month.