In light of Hurricane Katrina, The American Horse Council Foundation is accepting donations to assist the needs of horse owners and their horses in the states which were affected.In particular Louisiana and Mississippi, where the current situation is dire; the people and their horses are in great need of help.The proceeds of this Hurricane Relief fund will assist horse owners and their horses. The American Horse Council Foundation will determine where the funds will best be utilized to help these people and animals in need."This catastrophe has captured the hearts of horse people everywhere. We feel it is our responsibility as the American Horse Council Foundation to help in any way we can. We would like to thank the equine community for the generosity we know it will be all too willing to bestow upon this extremely important cause" said Jay Hickey, council and foundation president.The American Horse Council Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization under the internal revenue code. Contributions are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.For information or to make a donation, call the American Horse Council Foundation at (202) 296-4031.