WHAT IS THE ADOPTION PROCESS LIKE?
If you are interested in a horse we ask that you fill out an adoption application where you will be asked questions about what type of horse you are looking for, where you plan to keep the horse, etc. We will also require some photos of the property where the equine is to be kept along with a few references. There is a $25 application fee. Once we receive your application, we will review your pictures and call your references to make sure that you are well equipped to care for a horse. If you are approved, you will get a call from us stating your approval and you will then be able to set up an appointment to come out to the Center to look at any horses you may be interested in. Adoption Applications are good for one year so if you don’t find something immediately, don’t worry! We get new horses in all the time and there is bound to be something that comes in that fits your needs.
CAN I COME OUT TO THE KYEAC TO SEE THE PROPERTY AND 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 Friday and Saturday. To see and book available tours, click here.
DOES THE KYEAC TRANSPORT ADOPTED HORSES TO THEIR NEW HOMES?
No, we do not provide transportation- that is the adopter’s responsibility. However, we have contacts at several trailering companies as well as local haulers that we can put you in contact with.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR SURRENDERING A HORSE?
If you have a horse that you need to surrender, call 859-881-5849. 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 A HORSE IF I’M FROM ANOTHER STATE?
Yes, we adopt horses out to any state.
CAN I PUT A HOLD ON A HORSE UNTIL I’M 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 to go ahead and fill out an adoption application, as it remains good for one year after approval.