Thu, Oct 24th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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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.