Breaking News: KHS Coordinates and Rescue Dozens of Horses

On May 14, the Kentucky Humane Society’s Equine C.A.R.E. team joined the Kentucky State Police (KSP), Kentucky Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) to coordinate the rescue of a large number of horses in Wayne County KY.

Following up on a complaint, the KSP investigated and found four dead horses and over 40 living horses, including many in poor condition and numerous pregnant mares. The KSP and DOA asked KHS to assist them in the rescue.

On May 7, our team visited the property and brought 10 horses to our farm in Simpsonville. On May 14, we returned to oversee the rescue efforts of the remaining horses.

KHS brought back an additional 11 horses last night, including a mare with a three-day-old foal. In total, 21 horses were surrendered to KHS by the owner and will be quarantined at our Willow Hope Farm. Other horses are with rescue partners that assisted KHS in this case. More about this case

Want to help? Caring for these horses will be expensive. Many of the horses have parasites and rain rot, and all need vaccinations and farrier work. Some will need dentals, and many of the mares are in foal. Most if not all of the horses will need extensive training before they are ready for their new homes.

If you would like to help needy horses like these, donations are gratefully accepted at www.kyhumane.org/equine-donate. To talk to someone about our gift, call Savannah at 502-515-3145. Thank you for your compassion!

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