Lexington, KY (October 25, 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 November 13, 2018, at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to equine professionals, horse owners, and riders and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6:00-8:00 PM.
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."
KENA is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. Organized by the Kentucky Horse Council and supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program, KENA provides the opportunity for attendees to share ideas, business strategies and knowledge, and to obtain up-to-date information on horse and farm management and on issues affecting the equine industry.
The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the November 13 event. For details and reservations, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs
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