Animal Hoarding: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know

Animal Hoarding: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-10-24
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Animal Hoarding
Unit 2 Recording: Animal Hoarding

Animal Hoarding affects communities across the globe. Although it is not a new phenomenon, authorities have been employing new and innovative ways to approach the problem. With the recent attention given to the topic by national media outlets, communities have marveled at the unbelievable conditions hoarders create for themselves and animals. However, in order to effect positive change for all parties involved, communities must be proactive instead of reactive. Hoarders have a 100% recidivism rate without appropriate intervention. The time to think about how hoarding will impact your community isn’t when the case is reported to the media. This portion of the course will outline some of the proactive measures your community can employ to handle some of its best-kept secrets (hoarders) and will review recent trends in establishing community-based responses.

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Audience Comments:

  • “Learning about the grant funding through HUD.” — Beth
  • “I am an animal control officer and a veterinarian. I had a staff member sit in on this webinar so that he can see what occurs in some of these situations and the importance of documenting information and the types of people we deal with. No one understands what we see unless they see it for themselves.” — Karen
  • “Excellent knowledge and resources in his detailed presentation. Thank you!” — Donald
  • “The speaker did a great job of being informative and engaging. I appreciated that he included information about people who feed/care for cat colonies – that can easily be misunderstood.” — Jessica
  • “What I “knew” was only surface info; he got down into details that I hope we can incorporate–an excellent webinar! Thanks!” — Marilyn
  • “I found this webinar to be very informative as these are some of the biggest issues I have had in the past, everyone says it’s not their problem, but it’s really everyone’s problem.” — Sarah
  • “The taskforce information was very good. The resources and ideas were very helpful. Thank you!” — Paula


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