Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society president Dr. Jennifer Williams has announced “Bluebonnet Adoption Days,” the first Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society adoption drive.

The special effort to secure forever homes for horses in the organization’s care gets under way today and continues through July 15.

“Our goal is to find loving, permanent adoptive homes for our horses,” Williams said. “We hope that by making this an event we can raise awarenessabout the value of adopted horses.”

In two years of operation, the organization has taken in almost 200 horses, but nearly 100 of those horses are still in foster homes.

While not all of the horses are yet ready for adoption, many are.

“We have horses, donkeys and mules up for adoption. Some are broke to ride and many others are ready to start training. We’ve got horses who could be shown, pleasure ridden or trail ridden. If you are looking for a horse, consider one of ours,” said Randi Smith, adoption coordinator for Bluebonnet.

Smith said the organization has had horses adopted as kids’ and beginner’s mounts, and adopted horses are being shown and competing in such events as endurance.

In an effort to increase the number of horses adopted during Bluebonnet Adoption Days, the organization is offering half-price adoption fees to anyone who applies to adopt between June 15 and July 15 and adopts their equines within 30 days.

Williams said that they hope the half-price adoption fees will help encourage potential adopters to become part of the Bluebonnet Family by adopting a horse.

Anyone who would like to be part of the Bluebonnet Adoption Days can visit the organization’s Web site at www.bluebonnetequine.org, call (888) 542 5163 or e-mail info@bluebonnetequine.org.

“If you don’t see what you are looking for, keep checking back,” Smith said, noting the organization plans to add many more horses to its available-for-adoption listings.