Owners can have stallions castrated and checked by a veterinarian at no cost
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is partnering with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to offer a free gelding clinic at the Beaver Creek Veterinary Hospital in Langley, Ky., on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Langley is located just south of Prestonsburg.
In addition to gelding, services include vaccinations, Coggins test, health certificates, deworming and dental services, which will be provided as needed. The services are open to the first 50 stallions registered by May 2.
"We are pleased to offer free gelding and wellness services to stallions from Floyd County and any nearby counties," said Justine Saudan, KHS Strategic Initiatives Director. "We hope owners take advantage of this free service, which is made possible by a grant the ASPCA."
All participating stallions must be halter broke, in good health and be at least four months of age. To qualify for all services, horses must be scheduled for castration.
Owners can register their stallions by going to tinyurl.com/ky-geld-and-wellness or visiting the Beaver Creek Veterinary Hospital, 77 Turkey Creek Road, Langley, Ky. Registration must be completed by May 2 to participate in the May 9 clinic.
About the Kentucky Humane Society
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is the state’s oldest animal welfare agency, established in 1884. Based in Louisville, KHS advocates the humane treatment of companion animals through leadership and proactive solutions to pet overpopulation, including adoptions, education and spay/neuter efforts. Learn more at www.kyhumane.org.
About the Kentucky Equine Humane Center
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) in Nicholasville is a tranquil 70+ acre farm and safe haven for equines in need. KyEHC provides humane treatment and shelter while seeking adoptive homes for Kentucky’s unwanted equines, regardless of breed. We educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so fewer horses end up in crisis. Learn more at www.kyehc.org.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, visit www.ASPCA.org.