5 quirkiest government shutdowns

A few unusual casualties have emerged as Congress struggles to resolve its budget woes.

Horse adoption

wild horses

Thinking about getting a horse for little Suzy? Don't count on the federal government.

As part of the shutdown, the Bureau of Land Management has ceased its wild horse adoption program. For years, the agency has been rounding up wild horses out west, keeping and caring for the animals and offering them for adoption. The goal is to manage lands' limited resources -- water, vegetation, and the like.

Interested owners will have to wait. For now, they can browse the gallery of wild horses available for adoption here.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 02 2013 11:53 AM ET
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