Organizers set record straight in horse cruelty case

Published 7:16 pm Friday, February 28, 2020

Fundraisers planned today, next weekend for donations 



Boyle County Animal Control along with volunteers are taking care of the 34 horses found neglected on a Boyle County farm. Danville-Boyle County Humane Society has partnered to assist in raising and allocating funds, grant-writing and volunteer recruitment only.

All those involved would like the public to know the horses are safely located and being taken care of. Experienced equestrians are working with county employees in initiating the rehabilitation process. 

Many have reached out about relocating the horses, however none of them are available for relocation or fostering at this time; a court of law will determine the next move with them. 

Although emergency grants are in the works, they will not be immediately available; the best thing the public can do to help is in the form of donations. 

Tax deductible donations can be made online at, by specifying “Horse Cruelty Case” so monies are placed in the Equine and Livestock Fund; or people can give toward the GoFundMe campaign managed by Kasey Gordon at Burkmann Nutrition to go toward discounted equipment and supplies. 

Horse-specific fundraisers will be held 1-3 p.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 29) at Burkmann Nutrition, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. next Saturday, March 7 at Tractor Supply. Wish lists are available at both locations. 

Anyone interested in assisting with cleaning and feeding can contact the humane society at (859) 238-1117 for more information.