A symposium on animal hoarding is being held Wednesday at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Township campus.
There's got to be an easier way.
Since many different agencies might need to become involved in an animal hoarding situation, some local officials hope a little education will go a long way to help handle those cases more efficiently.
A symposium on animal hoarding is being held Wednesday at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Township campus for veterinarians, mental health workers, first responders and members of the public.
The five-hour event, which costs $15 and includes lunch, is being sponsored by the Bucks County commissioners, Bucks County SPCA, PECO Energy and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.
"It strikes me every time I see it," Anne Irwin, executive director of the Bucks County SPCA, said about animal hoarding. "Right now, even if children or elderly are involved, one agency at a time handles the case. If we can combine our knowledge and efforts, maybe we can resolve some of these issues and catch situations early before they get out of hand."
Earlier this spring, Irwin started an animal hoarding task force with Bucks County Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia..." More