Refuge finds unwanted animals dumped there

www.swoknews.com Published: April 15, 2013
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WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE -- It's tough enough for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to manage the animals they have at this southern Oklahoma site.



But additional animals dumped on the refuge by those who do not want them makes the task more difficult, the Lawton Constitution reports.

Unwanted animals -- six horses and two donkeys -- have been left on refuge land in three separate incidents, refuge officials said.

Among the horses left, one had a freeze brand characteristic of the mustangs that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) puts up for adoption.

One of the donkeys also had a freeze brand, refuge officials said.


But the purchases were so far back they could not be traced, the management staff said.


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