Horses who were impacted by the March 2 tornadoes can get help through the U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund. This fund is managed by the Kentucky Horse Council. Through financial support from individuals and companies in Kentucky and around the country funds are raised. Funding is awarded to state and local agencies who are actively engaged in post natural disaster care and rescue of impacted horses.
This fund provides assistance with feed, temporary shelter, fencing, and other related needs. The Fund works with State Horse Councils and County Extension Offices to identify the needs of horses displaced by natural disasters such as the March 2 tornadoes.
*Please note that in order for an organization to receive funding from this relief fund an application must be filled out
. If you are a horse owner who has been impacted by the March 2 tornadoes urge your State's Horse Council or County Extension Office, and other rescue organizations involved in helping out horse owners, to apply for these funds.
If you are someone who has been impacted by the tornado and needs equine assistance you can contact the Kentucky Horse Council at this number: (859) 367-0509 or here.
If you are interested in donating to the U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund you can go to their site and donate towards the 2012 tornado equine relief fund here.
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