The Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC), the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state, is proud to announce they are a 2019 recipient of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative Grant. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded more than $2 million to prepare horses for new homes and second careers once their racing careers come to an end.
The fund “provides focused and impactful grant funding to the many groups around the country that provide critical resources to former race horses,” said Emily Weiss, vice president of Equine Welfare for the ASPCA. “While their racing careers may have ended, these retirees still have much to offer, and we are proud to support these innovative groups as they effectively, humanely and efficiently rehabilitate and re-home retired racers.”
On September 19, 2019, KyEAC will welcome the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce for a New Member ribbon-cutting ceremony. KyEAC is proud to be part of the Jessamine County, KY community and looks forward to contributing to the unique culture of life in the Bluegrass State.
KyEAC has welcomed Kelli Summers Sorg as the new Development Director. Sorg comes to KyEAC with a background in Kentucky tourism, as well as print and broadcast journalism. She also has adopted two horses from KyEAC, giving them their forever home.
“We are thrilled to have Kelli on our team, and her experience in the tourism and marketing industry will enable us to move our programs forward,” stated Executive Director Karen Gustin.
Outside of public events, the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center at 1713 Catnip Hill Rd is open to the public by appointment by calling the Center at 859.881.5849.
For more information, please visit our website at www.kyeac.org or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Kentucky-Equine-Adoption-Center-223729331061438/ . KyEAC is also on Horse Country Tours under the new name of Kentucky Equine Adoption Center.