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Kentucky Humane Society

EIN: 61-0463938
Founded: 1884
Kentucky Humane Society
1000 Lyndon Lane
Louisville KY 40222
Last Updated 2017-02-20

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Kentucky Humane Society advocates the humane treatment of companion animals through leadership and proactive solutions to pet overpopulation, including adoptions, education and spay/neuter efforts. We launched our Equine C.A.R.E. (connect, assist, rescue and educate)

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue & adoption.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Barn Network Volunteers
Minimum Age: 18
Do you have room for a temporary foster horse or orphaned foal? Contact us to learn how you can help us save more lives. Our Foster Barn Network volunteers are vital to our mission.

Wish List Items

Wish List Items
Milk replacer (KHS account at Tapp's Feed Store)
Pan feeders – clip on or over the fence hanging
Hay – Square Bales
Timothy/Alfalfa - Pellets or Cubes
Senior Feed
Pine Shavings or Straw
Salt or Mineral Blocks
Sweet/Textured Feed – 11 or 12%
Pelleted Feed – 11 or 12%
Halters (Leather preferred for durability) – new or used, foal, yearling, cob & Horse sizes
Tack (English or Western, new or used)
Cotton Lead Ropes – Long w/regular snaps
Fly Masks – Regular – Horse/Adult sized
Fly Masks – Full Face/Nose – Horse/Adult sized
Rubbermaid Large Water Tanks – 100 Gallon size
Gift Cards to Metzgers, KY Horse Supply, Hitching Post, Tractor Supply
5 Gallon Water Buckets (Non-Heated and Heated)
150 Gallon Water Troughs

Betadine Solution
Wormer – non-Ivermectin
B&L Solution – Devil’s Claw Liquid (natural anti-inflammatory)
Fly Ointment – Swat
Neopolybac Eye Ointment
Vetrap (Elasticon 4 inch rolls)


Round pen panels – these are used for many purposes including temporary holding, training and rescue round-ups. We also use them for our Gelding and Wellness Clinics. Our goal is to have 50 panels by May, so give us a shout if you have some you would like to part with.

Fencing - several good Samaritans have offered KHS the use of their land at no charge; however we need to raise money or get fencing donated and installed in order to accept this generous offer.

Portable run-in shed - these sheds can be moved as needed from field to field or even between foster homes as our capacity for care fluctuates.
ATV 4x4 – many of the horses we rescue are in areas where there is limited vehicle access. An ATV would help monitor, inventory and identify horses needing help in areas that take a little off-roading to get to.