Riding for Hope, the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Jessamine County, the Paris Animal Welfare Society, Winchester’s A Time to Live, and Making a Difference Now in Lexington are featured.
THE PRIMATE RESCUE CENTER
The Primate Rescue Center is a nationally respected sanctuary housing more than 50 primates, including 11 chimpanzees. The sanctuary occupies some 30 acres in central Kentucky, with buildings and grounds designed to afford the sanctuary’s animals a quiet, sheltered place to spend their lives. The centerpiece of the operation is a state-of-the-art chimpanzee enclosure that was completed in the summer of 2007. In addition, the PRC features 10 custom indoor/outdoor enclosures with heated houses; the social groups of monkeys occupying these spacious enclosures are free to choose where they wish to spend their time, and most spend at least part of the day outdoors.
The Primate Rescue Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization and receives no direct funding from the federal government or the state of Kentucky. They rely on generous donations from individuals, service providers, and other corporate partners. They have a very active and robust volunteer program, and are always grateful for the hard work these dedicated individuals perform. Some of their volunteers work onsite, where they help with everything from general maintenance to preparing the animals’ food and keeping the main office running smoothly.
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Riding for Hope, the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Jessamine County, the Paris Animal Welfare Society, Winchester’s A Time to Live, and Making a Difference Now in Lexington are featured. This show will be airing on KET.
PARIS ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY :
Their mission is to provide humane care for homeless dogs and cats while diligently looking for loving, responsible homes.
For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY01.html.
A TIME TO LIVE:
A Time To Live, in Winchester, KY, is an Animal Shelter support group that stands beside Clark County Animal Shelter in Winchester, KY by helping with the needs of shelter animals. Our volunteers are focusing on decreasing the shelter’s population by placing animals to reputable rescues or responsible forever homes. Volunteers organize events that raise public awareness for adoptable homeless animal at the shelter. Volunteers work with rescues and transport shelter animals. ALL fundraising funds go towards helping the Clark County homeless shelter animals.
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE NOW:
The mission of Lexington’s, Making a Difference Now is to help homeless, abandoned and feral animals, and the volunteers and organizations that serve them.
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KENTUCKY EQUINE HUMANE CENTER (KEHC)
The mission of The Kentucky Equine Humane Center is to provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for Kentucky’s unwanted equines, regardless of breed. To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis. To work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save America’s equines from inhumane treatment.
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CENTRAL KENTUCKY RIDING FOR HOPE
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse. The loss of CKRH denies healthy, workable horses a second career as an equine therapist, a setting that typically extends their lifespan and maintains their intrinsic need for human contact.
The nearly 210 weekly volunteers who work at CKRH throughout the year are denied the personal joy of contributing to a valuable community service, and access to an agrarian setting…something that is getting harder to find with constant land development. Furthermore, the industry of Therapeutic Riding loses no only a practicing Premier Certified Center, but access to staff and a facility which is regularly used for state/Southeast region certification workshops. Lastly, it is the community of Central Kentucky who loses a value asset.
As the so-called Horse Capital of the World, we would be remiss if we did not demonstrate yet
another way that equines can positively contribute to the human experience. Click to watch this story.
For more information on Central Kentucky Riding For Hope please visit: http://www.ckrh.org/
The Woodford Humane Society
The Woodford Humane Society is a non-profit animal adoption caring for the homeless and unwanted animals in Woodford County, surrounding counties, as well as animals from other states. With no government funding, they are completely dependent on private contributions to continue to provide care to 1,200 animals each year. Since 2007, they have placed 90% of their animals into their forever homes! The national average is around 25%. In 2002, they joined a nationwide campaign called No More Homeless Pets.
The mission of The Woodford Humane Society is “to help bring about a time when every cat and dog that’s ever born can be guaranteed a good life with a loving family.” At any given time, they are home to over 200 animals available for adoption. Adoption counselors are on staff to assist with the selection of a new pet.
Formed to rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned birds of prey, and increase public awareness about the importance of raptors, Raptor Rehab’s work was started in the 1980’s by a group of dedicated volunteers.
RROKI became incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1990. They are an all volunteer group dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey & rely solely on the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of our supporters.
For more information on the RROKI please visit: http://www.raptorrehab.org
The mission of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center is to provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for Kentucky’s unwanted equines, regardless of breed. To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis. To work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save America’s equines from inhumane treatment. Click to watch this story.
In order to motivate people to find their passion for helping, kNowMore Nonprofits provides current, informative and educational overviews of impactful nonprofits located throughout Kentucky, recognizing that without these nonprofits the health and stability of our communities would be at risk.