Saturday, April 30, 2011

Problem Solver: Experts to offer information on animal hoarding at Dallas conference


Katie Fairbank

Linda Ross, who is director of the Elder Support program at Senior Source, read a recent column I wrote about a woman who came to Problem Solver after trying - and failing - to help a large number of strays. The case -- involving 1 cat, 20 dogs and 24 puppies -- is currently awaiting a judge's decision on an appeal.

"The issues that the story brings to mind speak to many challenges in our city and world," she wrote the newspaper. "The topic of hoarding (animal or otherwise) is one of great concern to many of us."

Ross encounters hoarding in her job, but she also recently was personally involved as a volunteer during a rescue of a large number of Border Collies from a hoarding situation.

A continuing education class on the subject is scheduled on May 24. It is offfered to family members dealing with the problem, geriatric care specialists, law enforcement officers and social workers..." More

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