Articles: Press Release
Save our horses (SOHO) fund established in Kentucky
Kentucky Horse Council
Lexington, KY January 3, 2008 - In an effort to support the needs of
unwanted, abused, and neglected horses the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC)
announced today a new way to donate funds to promote the health and
welfare of all horses in Kentucky. The Save Our Horses Fund (SOHO) was
created as a part of KHC's mission to care for the welfare of the horse.
As a part of the continual work to find second careers for unwanted
horses and evaluate and improve Kentucky's animal abuse statutes, as
they apply to horses, the SOHO fund allows horse owners and enthusiasts
to contribute to helping horses in need. "We recognize that not all
horses in Kentucky are blessed with adequate food, shelter and
veterinary care. The SOHO fund is a vehicle for KHC to connect well
intentioned donors with deserving horses throughout Kentucky," remarked
KHC Board President, Madelyn Millard.
The fund is administered by the KHC Health and Welfare committee which
includes KHC Board members, individual KHC members, and equine rescue
personnel. SOHO funding directly supports KHC programs including
Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training and Equine Safety Net, a
program that purchases feed for up to two horses for a month for any
Kentucky resident with a recent medical emergency or job loss that
affects their short term ability to purchase feed.
Funding from SOHO is also dispersed to qualified 501(c)3 non-profit
organizations committed to horse health and welfare, through grants and
donations awarded by the Horse Council throughout the year.
Additionally, SOHO funds will provide equine abuse investigation
education for Animal Control Agencies and local county officials, and
financial support for feeding horses and providing veterinarian care
when a "good Samaritan" accepts a horse that has been confiscated due to
its poor condition.
Tax deductible contributions may be made to the SOHO fund online at
www.kentuckyhorse.org or by mail to
Kentucky Horse Council, 4063 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 2, Lexington, KY
40511. For more information about Kentucky Horse Council programs visit
www.kentuckyhorse.org or call
859-367-0509 or 800-459-4677.
ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is the
result of a grassroots effort to combine the voices and interests of all
horsemen, in order for horsemen to band together in support of all horse
breeds and all disciplines in the state of Kentucky. The Kentucky Horse
Council provides educational programs, grants, scholarships, personal
liability insurance, trail riding programs, an annual statewide equine
industry directory and opportunities for networking with other horsemen
across the state of Kentucky.