1-Day Open Door Shelter – Kentucky


1-Day Open Door Shelter – Kentucky


The 1-Day Open Door Shelter is conducted by Horse Plus Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization, across the United States.  The event is conducted in communities to reduce the suffering and abandonment of horses by giving owners a safe place to surrender their horse.  There is no charge to surrender a horse.  Our team of local veterinarians will evaluate each horse for quality of life and adoptability.  Adoptable horses are placed with pre-screened 501(c)(3) placement partners, locally or with one of our national partners. Placement Partners for this event are: Kentucky Humane Society, Heart of Phoenix Equine RescueKentucky Equine Humane Center and Horse Plus Humane Society.  Questions? Visit the FAQ, click here.

Our next event is scheduled for May 13th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Clark County Fairgrounds, 4980 Ironworks Rd, Winchester, KY.  For information on surrendering your horse, click here.  The fairgrounds is just a 40-minute drive from Lexington, Kentucky.

Get Involved

Check out the Facebook event page and share the event – Click Here  

Surrender Your Horse – Click Here  – If you have a horse you are planning on surrendering at this event please follow the link and fill out the form: https://www.horseplushumanesociety.org/1dayshelter-surrender/. Pre-registering is important and will help us anticipate how many horses will be surrendered.

Volunteer for This Event – Click Here – Want to volunteer at the 1-Day Open Door Shelter? The 1-Day Open Door Shelter for Horses is a rapid-paced, emotionally involved event, and as such, volunteers must be respectful of owners surrendering their horses, be responsible to jobs and tasks given by Horse Plus Humane Society staff and management, and agree to abide by all rules and procedures set forth by Horse Plus Humane Society staff and management.  Due to the overwhelming interest in volunteering, we can only accept a limited number of volunteers at this event.  


Thank You For Your Support!


Kentucky Humane Society


In on October 22nd 2017, in Neillsville, Wisconson 49 horses were surrendered at one of these events, learn more – click here.