Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will be given a second chance at Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KEHC). Assistance from the public will be crucial in helping get the center ready to open for these horses.

KEHC has been established with the specific goal of providing owners with a humane option when they need to give up their horses. The Center is located on a 50-acre horse farm just outside of Lexington, Ky., which will be a safe refuge for at-risk horses of all breeds and disciplines. No horse in a precarious situation will ever be turned away.

Lori Neagle, KEHC executive director stated, “We’re asking the public to support these horses by donating specific items that we need to heal and help each one.”

Urgently needed items include four run-in sheds, a tractor, and a manure-spreader. Other needed items include: feed, halters, lead ropes, grooming supplies, nutritional supplements, bush hog mower, weed eaters, desk and office chairs, filing cabinet, digital camera, wheelbarrows, brooms, pitch forks, rakes, heavy duty hoses, stall mats, run-in sheds, bedding, blower, and water troughs.

Farm equipment and horse supplies can be picked up at the donor’s farm by a KEHC volunteer.

All financial and in-kind donations are tax-deductible. Monetary donations will be received through the KEHC Fund at Bluegrass Community Foundation, 250 West Main Street, Suite 1220, Lexington, KY 40507.

To make arrangements for equipment and supply pick-ups call Lori Neagle, executive director, at 859/881-5849.