After ten years operating as the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state has changed its name to Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC). The farm, located in Nicholasville, Ky., on Catnip Hill Road, maintains the same mission of taking in horses from all over Kentucky that are in transition and giving them the rehabilitation, training and care needed to find an appropriate home.
The name change reflects what KyEAC has always been doing, and alerts people that the farm is an independent non-profit that is funded by private donations, fundraising events, and grants, with all the horses available for adoption. The horses, donkeys, ponies and mules at the Center all get adopted, no matter how long it takes, which is why their ongoing care can be costly.
The 72-acre farm is the transitional home to approximately 50 horses at any given time, and as soon as one is adopted, one on the waiting list can come to KyEAC and begin getting ready for their forever home.
“We are veryp roud of the fact that last year we took in 65 horses and adopted out 59,” said Executive Director Karen Gustin. “There are many, many horses in Kentucky that need help, and we are grateful that we've been able to help so many.”
The KyEAC website and Facebook page look the same, but now the website address is www.kyeac.org. KyEAC is also on Horse Country Tours under the new name of Kentucky Equine Adoption Center.
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