LAKE HAVASU CITY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting a trio of emergency gathers of wild burros starting today in Bullhead City, Ariz. and next week in Cibola and the Parker Strip.

The gathers come after discussions and concerns brought forth by private landowners and community leaders following a string of incidents involving wild burros.

Approximately 470 animals in total are expected to be gathered from the three areas and transported to the BLM Wild Horse and Burro facility in Florence, Ariz., and Ridgecrest, Calif., where they will be prepared for possible adoption. For more information on how to adopt a wild horse or burro, please visit https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro.