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What is the adoption process like?

We ask that you fill out an adoption application  and pay the $25 application fee. Once we receive your application, we will review your pictures and call your references.  When we have processed your application we will call you.  You will then set up an appointment to come  to the Center and meet the horses . 

Can I come visit the horses?

The KyEAC is a private rescue and we do not allow visitors without appointments. If you are interested in possibly adopting a horse, we require that you fill out an adoption application before you make an appointment to see any horses. If you are interested in learning more about what we do and seeing our facility, we have partnered with Horse Country to offer tours every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. To see and book available tours, click here.  Private tours are available for a fee.  Call the office at 859-881-5849.

Does the KYEAC transport horses to their new homes?

No, we do not provide transportation- that is the adopter’s responsibility. We can provide  contacts at several trailering companies as well as local haulers that you can call.

What is the process for surrendering a horse?

If you have a horse that you need to surrender, fill out the surrender form on the website.   Our executive director will get in touch with you regarding the situation and will be able to provide resources and help if we are not able to take the equine. We do always have a waitlist but if you need immediate help, we can point you in the right direction. Please note that we only accept horses from the state of Kentucky.

Can I adopt if I'm from another state?

Yes, we adopt horses out to any state.

Can I put a horse on hold until I am ready to adopt?

No, we do not allow holds on horses. We try to find the best match for each horse here at the Center for our list of approved adopters. The best way to be prepared to adopt a horse quickly is  fill out an adoption application, as it remains good for one year after approval.

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