Illinois Equine Humane Center Moves to New Facility

The Illinois Equine Humane Center (ILEHC) recently relocated its operation to Elgin, Ill. The ILEHC's herd of horses seeking adoptive homes can now be visited at their new facility, located at 9N673 Kendall Road in Elgin.

"We are very excited about our new location in Elgin," said ILEHC President Gail Vacca. "The new farm has a huge indoor riding arena (something the old facility lacked) that will enable us to better prepare our horses for adoption. Riding and training sessions will no longer be dependent on good weather and footing, which will certainly help to expedite the retraining and adoption process for our horses."

The ILEHC's mission is to provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Illinois' unwanted equines, regardless of breed. The group also seeks to educate and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership.

"We hope that the new location in Elgin will also serve to increase the number of potential adopters, volunteers, and visitors to the center. Elgin is a great equine community, and the Center is surrounded by horse farms and horse lovers," Vacca said.

Running a horse rescue requires help and support. Volunteers who can foster rescued horses or provide barn help--farm maintenance, horse care, mucking, and experienced horse trainers--are always needed.

Visitors to the Center are welcome. Please call 847/464-0169 or visit ilehc.org for information on equine adoption, volunteering, foster care, or general inquiries.

Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.

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