Monday, October 24, 2011

ASPCA helps shelters deal with animal hoarding

Animal care and control officers from Northern Kentucky joined others from across the Commonwealth for special training last week on an issue the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says is a growing concern across the nation: animal hoarding.
The Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association (KACCA), a Burlington-based organization made up of Kentucky's animal control officers and shelter workers, addressed the issue - which is characterized by the pathological hoarding of an unusual amount of animals as pets and the inability to properly care for them - at its annual training conference that just wrapped up on Friday. Attendees heard from a variety of speakers on the subject, including experts from the ASPCA who covered topics, including the psychology behind animal hoarding, best practices in responding to and investigating large-scale hoarding cases, evaluating animals seized during investigations and engaging the community to help in the fight against animal cruelty...

...For more information about animal hoarding, visit For details about the Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association, visit"..."  More

No comments: