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Tornadoes in Kentucky kill The Equines.

Unfortunately Pet Starship has access to devastating news when I comes to all pets. Here is what happened a few weeks ago when Tornadoes hit Kentucky and other regions. Thanks to Horse.com for sending us the story.

Horse owners in Kentucky affected by March’s deadly tornadoes have received assistance from the U.S. Equine Disaster relief fund as they work to rebuild what was destroyed by the storms

They were very strong in Kentucky and the surrounding states, affecting a great number of people and animals. Many horses perished as a result of the tornadoes. The surviving horses were left in dangerous situations, as they encountered destroyed barns, blown-down fencing, overturned trucks and trailers, and loss of feed. Their owners also lost homes and vehicles, so worrying about their animals added yet another burden.The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) put the U.S. Equine Disaster Relief into effect to help Kentucky and surrounding states 

Representatives from the KHC spent the next week communicating with extension agents, veterinarians, and individuals in the hardest-hit areas. The U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Funds provided feed, hay, temporary fencing, and veterinary supplies to horse owners in need.

“It was a hectic time,” said Zinkhon. “The people of Kentucky really stepped up to the challenge to help those in need. They donated generously, provided labor to clear debris and rebuild fence lines, and volunteered in the KHC office to help with the relief effort. Extension agents also went above and beyond the call of duty to help those who were affected, delivering supplies, coordinating distribution areas, and working continuously with the Kentucky Horse Council to help horses and their owners. We expect to continue to provide support and work with these wonderful people long after the headlines have faded away.”

Citizens from around the country donated over $10,000 to the Disaster Fund in the wake of the tornadoes. OneNorthern Kentuckygroup raised over $3,000 by holding a 24-hour ride-a-thon, during which trainer Stephanie England Grey rode a series of horses for 24 hour straight.