Last year's Stockton adoption was a 100% sellout. This year the weather turned
nasty during the closing hours and so a small number of animals were left.
This was another first class adoption operation. The horses and burros looked
great and they had lots of variety. BLM was better prepared for heavy bidding
for the silent auction and gave out appointments for successful bidders to pay and
sign documents which eliminated long lines. Mindy Odom and her crew along with
help from Rich and Sharon Fagan and Jeff Fontana again raised the bar for quality
and organization. Great going, guys!
A number of LRTC mentors were present. James Kicker brought Spirit. He did great with
all the commotion and impressed everyone with his ability to bow on cue. Marialaina
Bootog brought Velvet who never stopped doing tricks for attention for over 6 hours.
Jean Anderson brought Gator. This was Gator's first time at an adoption and he did
quite well, honking his horn and greeting visitors. Jenny Morganstern brought Beau.
Beau was kind of a reunion of sorts. He was one of two Hell raisers in the pens at
last year's Salinas adoption and everyone tried to discourage Jenny from adopting him.
She decided to present him in person to get his compliance verification signed off for
Burros came in many colors
Velvet entertaining visitors
Spirit making the rounds