Form 4710-10
(March 2017)
OMB NO. 1004-0042
Expires: February 29, 2020
Applicant’s Last Name First Name Middle Initial
Street Address or P.O. Box
(P.O. Box Address requires physical facility address on page 2)
City State Zip Code
Drivers License Number State Birth Date Social Security Number or Tax Identication Number
Home Phone (Include area code) Alternate Phone (Include area code)
E-Mail Address
Question 1. Describe your existing facility and transporta
a) Corral
Dimension: Length
Height of Corral
Gate Height Gate Width
Materials used in Gate
Materials used in Corral
b) Shelter: : (For minimum shelter requirements by state see page 4)
Type of Shelter
Materials used in Shelter (If Applicable)
Maximum Height Minimum Height
No; If not attached, how is it accessible?
Attached to Corral? Yes
c) Feed
Type of Hay or Pasture
Amount per Day
Supplemental Feed
d) Water
Tank Capacity (gallons)
Automatic Water
Source of Water:
Well City
e) Trailer:
Capacity (No. of animals)
Stock Horse
Type of cover:
Yes Yes
If yes, can they be tied or folded back?
Number of rear doors:
If yes, is it a Full or Half Ramp? Full Ramp
Half Ramp
Full Height
Half Height
Rear Doors:
Is trailer covered?:
Does trailer have a solid top?
If not, describe the type of cover?
* Some ages and species of animal are not normally loaded and/or hauled together and may require divisions within the trailer.
** Animals are not normally loaded into a trailer with a ramp, unless the rear door is in front of the ramp.
Question 2. Have you previously adopted animals through the Wild Horse and Burro Program?
If your answer is yes, are these animals titled?
How many untitled animals do you have?
Question 3. Will more than four untitled animals be at the location described on the application?
Question 4. Have you ever adopted under another last name?
If yes, what other name did you use?
Question 5. Have you ever been convicted of abuse or inhumane treatment of animals, violation of the Wild Free Roaming Horse
and Burro Act or the Wild Horse and Burro Regulations?
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State. (For the correct address, refer to the pamphlet “Adopting a Wild
Horse or Burro” or take it to an adoption event.)
3. Submit your completed Application for Adoption of Wild Horse(s) or
Burro(s) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ofce serving your
Applicant’s Name
Facility Address
Zip Code
Property Owner(s) Name
Phone Number
Draw a map to the location where animal(s) will be kept (from the
nearest major highway).
Draw a layout of corral(s) and shelter(s).
Directions to the Facility
1. Carefully read the PROHIBITED ACTS and TERMS OF
ADOPTION printed below.
2. Carefully read information provided in the pamphlet Adopting a Wild
Horse or Burro.
4. So that we may notify you when and where the animal(s) you
requested are available, provide the Bureau of Land Management
ofce serving your State within 10 days of any change in your address
or telephone number.
(a) Maliciously or negligently injuring or harassing a wild horse or burro;
(b) Treating a wild horse or burro inhumanely;
(c) Removing or attempting to remove a wild horse or burro from the
public lands without authorization from the BLM;
(d) Destroying a wild horse or burro without authorization from the BLM,
except as an act of mercy;
(e) Selling or attempting to sell a wild horse or burro or its remains;
(f) Branding a wild horse or burro;
(g) Removing or altering a freeze mark on a wild horse or burro;
(h) Violating an order, term, or condition established by the BLM under
this part;
(i) Commercially exploiting a wild horse or burro;
Any person who commits a prohibited act is subject to a ne of not more
than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, for each
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(Form 4710-10, page 2)
Applicant’s Name
The following terms apply to all wild horses and burros adopted under
this Private Maintenance and Care Agreement:
(a) Adopters are nancially responsible for providing proper care;
(b) Adopters are responsible, as provided by State law, for any personal
injury, property damage, or death caused by animals in their care, for
pursuing animals that escape or stray, and for costs of recapture;
(c) Adopters must not transfer animals for more than 30 days to another
location or to the care of another individual without the prior
approval of the BLM;
(d) Adopters must make animals available for physical inspection within
7 days of receipt of a written request by the BLM;
(e) Adopters must notify the BLM within 7 days of discovery of an
animal’s death, theft or escape;
(f) Adopters must notify the BLM within 30 days of any change in the
adopters address;
Adopters must dispose of remains in accordance with applicable
sanitation laws; and
Title will remain with the Federal Government for at least 1 year
after the Private Maintenance and Care Agreement is executed and
until a Certicate of Title is issued by the BLM.
Adopters are entitled to a replacement, if, within 6 months of the
adoption date, the animal dies or is required to be destroyed due to a
condition that existed at the time of adoption and if the adopter provides
a veterinarian statement that certies that reasonable care would not
have corrected the condition. All replacements will be handled as a
refund (completed within 2 weeks of notication) or a voucher for a
replacement animal. A voucher is non-refundable; has a shelf-life of six
months; can be applied to more than one animal; is non-transferable;
has to be redeemed at the same type of event as the original adoption;
and does not give the adopter any kind of preferential treatment.
Additionally, the amount of the voucher has to be redeemed all at one
time; non-used funds are forfeited; and bids above the voucher amount
are due in full at the time of the adoption. This policy will only apply to
replacement animals, and not repossessions or reassignments.
Failure to comply with these terms may result in the cancellation of the agreement, repossession of the animals, and disapproval of requests
for adoption of additional animals. In addition, violation of any term of a Private Maintenance and Care Agreement is a prohibited act.
I have read and understand the above TERMS OF THE ADOPTION and PROHIBITED ACTIONS.
(Applicant’s Signature)
Under penalty of prosecution for violating 18 U.S.C. 1001, which makes it a federal crime to make false statements to any agency of the United
States, I hereby state that I have no intent to sell this wild horse or burro for slaughter or bucking stock, or for processing into commercial
products, within the meaning of the Wild and Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act, 16 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., and regulations 43 CFR 4700.0-5(c). I
have read the above statement, understand the terms of this agreement and agree to comply with them.
(Applicant’s Signature)
Approved for:
No. of Burros No. of Horses Younger than 18 mos.
No. of Trained Animals
No. of Horses Older than 18 mos.
Total No. of Animals Approved for Adopters Facility
Disapproved (Disapproval will be accompanied by a decision letter to the applicant with appeal rights.)
(BLM Ofcial’s Signature) (BLM Ofcial’s Printed Name) (Ofce) (Date)
This application expires one year after the date of approval by the BLM Ofcial’s Signature.
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The Privacy Act and the regulation at 43 CFR 2.48 (d) require that you be
furnished the following information in connection with information required
by this application.
AUTHORITY: 16 U.S.C. 1333 and 31 U.S.C. 7701.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: The BLM will use this information to process
your agreement for private maintenance and care of wild horses or burros.
BLM will use your drivers license and social security numbers for debt
collection purposes under the authority of the Debt Collection Improvement
Act, 31 U.S.C. 7701.
ROUTINE USES: The primary uses of the information are to:
(1) Identify individuals who have applied to obtain custody of a wild horse
or burro through adoption or sale;
(2) Document the rejection, suspension or granting of the request for
adoption or sale;
(3) Monitor compliance with laws / regulations concerning maintenance of
adopted animals;
(4) Identify contractors / employees / volunteers/ service providers required
to perform program functions;
(5) Provide necessary program management information to other agencies
involved in management of wild horses and burros on public lands, i.e.,
the U.S. Forest Service (FS) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS);
(6) Identify and assign level of system access required by BLM, FS and
APHIS wild horse and burros program personnel; and
(7) Authorize the disclosure of records to individuals involved in responding
to a breach of Federal data.
requested information is necessary to obtain or retain a benet. Failure to
submit all of the requested information or to complete this form may result
in the rejection and/or denial of your application.
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) requires us
to inform you that:
The BLM collects this information in accordance with the statutes and
regulations listed above, and for the purposes listed above.
Submission of the requested information is necessary to obtain or retain a
benet. You do not have to respond to this or any other Federal agency-
sponsored information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB
control number.
List of Minimum Shelter Requirements by State:
Colorado, Idaho, Kansas,
Nevada, New Mexico,
Oregon/Washington (east of the
Cascade Mountains), Texas, Utah
Shelter shall be available to mitigate the effects of
inclement weather and temperature extremes. The
requirement is at the discretion of the authorized
ofcer and will vary dependent on the severity of
weather in the region.
Natural cover (tree, etc.) or
man-made structure (plywood
or other material on side of
corral, stall, etc.)
Nebraska, Wyoming Natural cover or man-made structure that provides a
wind break.
Tree (etc.) or structure with
a side (plywood on side of
corral, stall, etc.)
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia
Natural cover or man-made structure that provides
Tree (etc.) or structure with a
roof (wood, metal, etc.)
California, Oregon/Washington
(west of the Cascade Mountains)
A two (2)-sided shelter with a roof. Structure with sides and a roof
(wood, metal, etc.)
Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Montana, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, North Dakota,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South Dakota, Vermont,
West Virginia, and Wisconsin
A three (3)-sided shelter with a roof.
Heated water source (Alaska Only).
Structure with sides, a back,
and a roof
*These requirements are in addition to state, county, and local animal health and welfare laws and
regulations for the area the animal resides.
Public reporting burden for this form is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and
maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the form. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this form to U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (1004-0042), Bureau Information Collection Clearance Ofcer, (WO-630), 1849 C
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.
(Form 4710-10, page 4)