The Kentucky Horse Council, a nonprofit organization based in Lexington, USA
has launched its Equine Safety Net program, which is aimed at giving assistance
to horses whose owners cannot provide adequate feed due to temporary financial
The program, which excludes professional equine
businesses, will provide a 30-day supply of feed for horses when the owner is
unable to supply adequate nutrition. Owners can apply for feed for a
maximum of two horses and may receive assistance once during a two-year period.
Applicants must provide evidence of responsible care for their horses in the
recent past.Concern for welfare and health
program highlights the Kentucky Horse Council's genuine concern for the health
and welfare of horses in our state," Kentucky Horse Council President Madelyn
Millard said in a press release. "Often a horse owner is truly caring of their
horses, but may run into an unpredictable financial circumstance which forces
them to make some very tough choices. This program provides for their animals
while giving the owner some time to decide what alternatives they have regarding
the long-term care of the horses."
To apply for the Equine Safety Net
program, call the Kentucky Horse Council at (859)
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