Quarterhorse / Grade
A 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, horses, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.
1 - 20 of 23 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
Nothing defines the culture of Kentucky better than the state's passion for horses. One visit to Kentucky's horse country complete with lush rolling hills of bluegrass, beautiful barns and peacefully grazing horses and it's easy to see why we are internationally known as the Horse Capital of the World.
In 1884, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) was founded to advocate for water troughs for carriage horses in Downtown Louisville. While our primary focus in recent years has been dog and cat welfare, and we are the largest pet adoption agency in Kentucky, we have not forgotten our equine roots.
KHS has made a commitment to find solutions for neglected, abused, or abandoned horses in Kentucky, and to ultimately reduce the number of unwanted horses that may wind up in bad situations in the future. There is an overwhelming need to assist horses; rescues are overcrowded, funding is limited for county shelters to house equines, laws are antiquated, and education about responsible horse care is lacking in many circumstances. This scenario often leaves horses in tragic and helpless situations and has even resulted in a free-roaming population of domestic horses in parts of our state.
Please email horses@kyhumane if you are interested in adopting a horse.
Can't adopt but want to help? Sponsor a Horse! Your donation supports our lifesaving work of rescuing Kentucky's at-risk equines. You choose the horse you want to sponsor and the amount of your gift. Just click on the "Sponsor Me" link below. You can become a Sponsor-a-Horse Guardian by donating $250 or more. Guardians will receive a photo of their sponsored horse and will be contacted when their special horse is adopted or is placed with a trusted rescue partner. Your donation of $250 means so much to our horses, as it provides for hay, veterinary care and training while they are under our care