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KENA Topic: Understanding Abuse and Neglect Cases
Kentucky Ag Connection - 11/09/2018

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the November Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner. The November topic will be "Understanding Abuse and Neglect Cases."

The dinner will be held on Nov. 13 at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to equine professionals, horse owners, and riders and will feature a networking reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6 to 8 p.m.

Abuse and neglect cases are a complicated issue with many legal requirements and steps that must be taken. This can slow down the process, causing concern for the horses as well as those who may be responsible for caring for them. The November panel consists of Jai Hamilton, Cruelty Investigator for the Lexington-Fayette County Animal Care and Control office, Karen Gustin, Executive Director of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, and Jacqueline Mayer, Assistant Fayette County Attorney

"We field a lot of calls from concerned individuals about suspected horse abuse or neglect," says Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross. "Many of these people become frustrated when action cannot be taken immediately to help a horse. We are pleased to have put together a panel that can explain the challenges associated with identifying, investigating, prosecuting and rehabbing abused and neglected horses."

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