Hooved animal humane group removes director

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Chicago-Creating an internal debacle of sorts, the Board of Directors of the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) voted unanimously to suspend with pay former Executive Director Donna Ewing, who has since filed suit against the board and seeks their ouster.

Chicago-Creating an internal debacle of sorts, the Board of Directorsof the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) voted unanimously to suspendwith pay former Executive Director Donna Ewing, who has since filed suitagainst the board and seeks their ouster.

The board simultaneously appointed Dr. Lydia Miller to replace Ewing.Miller most recently served as owner education director of the AmericanAssociation of Equine Practitioners in Lexington, Ky.

Miller was appointed following Ewing's statement to the board that shewished to step down from her duties. Miller began the position in mid-Juneand will be responsible for expanding educational and program activitiesof the society, increasing membership and fundraising efforts.

In the wake of the board's decision to appoint Miller new executive director,Ewing threatened to launch a competing organization while being paid byHAHS, prompting her suspension with pay from her duties as executive director.

Ewing then filed a lawsuit against HAHS Board members, alleging thatthe board has taken away all her powers, is abusing the society's moneyand plans to close the 30-year old organization after Ewing retires.

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