Drowning in Dogs, Cats, Horses…

Drowning in Dogs, Cats, Horses...
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-07-11
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Drowning in Dogs, Cats, Horses…
Unit 2 Recording: Drowning in Dogs, Cats, Horses…

Animal are not stuffed animals that you can collect until you have 101 puppies or cats.  Prosecuting hoarders is a difficult job.  This segment will focus on the unique challenges of successfully prosecuting hoarders.  It will explore their defenses and how to combat them.  Sentencing options will be explored including psychological counseling and creative controls on numbers of animals.




The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to provide law enforcement officers information on the realities of animal abuse and to promote their proactive involvement in the enforcement of animal abuse laws in their communities. Through our partners, the Center will serve as an information clearinghouse and forum for law enforcement on the growing problem of animal abuse and its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans. The Center also promotes officer safety in officer-dog encounters through continuing education and training.




The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.




Audience Comments:

  • “I was NOT aware of the motivation behind the taking in of these animals for-profit and the craftiness and manipulative behavior of these accomplished horse “traders.” thank you for the update.” — Pamela
  • “Great presentation a lot of good information, really enjoyed it.” — Carrie
  • “How to be prepared for both overly sympathetic and dismissive judges and institutions.” — Kathe
  • “How to prosecute animal cruelty cases in a manner that it sticks. Researching the Judge on their views and prior rulings on animal cruelty cases. Michelle is amazing!!!!” — Marchelle
  • “Very informative. Provides good information on how to define and prosecute.” — Phyllis



** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriff’s Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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