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Kentucky Flood Updates

Do know of any horse owners directly affected by the flooding in Eastern Kentucky? Please let us know what they need! Email us at or call 859-367-0509.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Creates Resource List for Disaster Relief

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has launched a resource page on their website for farm families affected by the July flooding in Eastern Kentucky. Through this page, ag producers can find the help they need while they work to recover what was lost, including: 

  • Disaster Assistance Programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency
  • An overview of federal assistance programs
  • A tip sheet for ag producers for assessing damage
  • Information from the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office on livestock disposal
  • Mental health resources
In addition, this page offers information on how individuals not affected by the flooding can help out their fellow Kentuckians.


At this time, horse owners are not asking for anything other than smaller loads of small square-bale hay as they have minimal places to store it. Many horse owners are in areas that are still impassible, so hay is literally being driven as close as possible and walked or floated across the water to get to where it’s needed.

Do you have small square bale to donate? Do you know of a horse owner in need? Please email the KHC office at We are compiling a list of resources and will work to arrange delivery to flood-affected counties as needed.

The Kentucky Horse Council is not headquartered in the counties affected by the flooding; as such, we feel strongly that horse lovers should donate to entities that are in the area and able to ensure the funds get into the hands of those most in need. Please consider donating to any of these wonderful organizations listed below, who have people literally working day and night to help as many as they can. The KHC is honored to help in any way we can. Have an idea of how else we can assist? Please reach out.

☑️ Horses: Appalachian Horse Project This Facebook page also disseminates information on hay delivery locations as well as stall and paddock availability for horses in need.

☑️ Dogs, cats, small animals and companion animals:
Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter (KRRAS)
Dumas Rescue - donate via Pay Pal at
loyd County Animal Shelter

☑️ People: Aspire Appalachia, including updated necessities and drop-off locations: In addition to monetary donations, they have an Amazon Wish List that includes their most-needed items

☑️ Cleaning supplies and non-perishable food and water: The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation Flood Relief Fund

Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief:

☑️ Removal for debris and other clean-up efforts: to volunteer or donate

☑️ Additional resources, including reporting for agricultural producers, federal program availability, mental health resources and more from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Questions? Email 

Specific donations are currently being accepted for flood victims in Eastern Kentucky at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Donations needed:

Bottled water
Non-perishable items

WHEN: Collections will be taken from 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday until August 5

WHERE: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 105 Corporate Drive, Suite A, Frankfort, KY, 40601

QUESTIONS? Call the KDA office at 502-573-0282

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