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Equine cruelty investigations: tips for NC officers
Cases involving equine cruelty and neglect can be challenging without a basic understanding of standards of care. This course will briefly review essential equine needs, common conditions and potential causes, as well as considerations for assessing physical and living conditions.

Laura Koivula is the Deputy Manager of Animal Crimes for the Humane Society of the United States. Laura’s breadth of experience includes years of work on farms, an equine training facility, and as a law enforcement officer. During her tenure as an Animal Control Officer in Maryland, she managed cases start to finish, from evidence collection and documentation through preparing for and testifying in court. She has been the lead on countless investigations, ranging from those involving a single dog to large-scale cases involving hundreds of farm animals. Her degree from the University of Maryland in Animal Science and years of hands-on experience in the field have provided extensive knowledge of animal husbandry, with particular expertise in equine and farm animal care. In her current role, she manages egregious cases of animal abuse, collaborating with law enforcement authorities across the country in their pursuit to rescue animals in crisis.

Oct 29, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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