Free Conference: The Hidden World of Animal Hoarding

  • April 30, 2011 · 11:00 AM


Animal Advocates of Arizona

is pleased to present the


Inside the World of Animal Hoarding

Join us at Noah's of Chandler as we explore the ever emerging and oftentimes misunderstood world of people and the animals they hoard.

  • Gain a deeper knowledge base about this growing and tragic phenomenon.
  • Get answers directly from law enforcement and prosecution sectors.  
  • Delve into the workings of investigations & subsequent rescue of animal victims reported as being severely neglected, malnourished & in desperate need of vet care.
  • Receive resources available to the community on what we can do to help.

We will hear from a very distinguished panel of speakers, including Kari Nienstedt, the Arizona State Director of The Humane Society of the United States, who played an integral part in the Arizona effort where 200+ animals were taken into rescue.

 Moderated by Roger Baker of Animal Advocacy


Saturday April 30th

 11:00a – 2:30p

Includes delicious complimentary lunch!



2100 East Yeager Drive Room #104

 Chandler AZ 85286

Important:  Noah's is just south of the San Tan Loop 202 Freeway, NOT the Red Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.

From SAN TAN LOOP 202 Freeway, South on Cooper exit #45, make first Left onto Yeager/Northrop, Noah's on Left, just behind AM/PM.  Plenty of free parking.

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"Compulsive hoarding is now recognized as a seriously debilitating condition. Leading psychologists are now calling for compulsive hoarding to be recognized as a new psychological disorder because this will lead to better recognition, research and treatment," says Dr. Gary Patronek, founder of Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium. "We already recognize many similarities with the compulsive hoarding of objects, but there's one incredibly important difference: animal hoarding involves other living beings—namely animals—that suffer the dire consequences."

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Also participating will be Animal Guardian Network offering their signature Rescue Dogs Rule merchandise for sale.  All proceeds benefit their many life-saving programs. Cash only please.  Donations will be accepted on behalf of Animal Guardian Network for the continuation of their critical assistance programs for the underprivileged companion animals in our community.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Kudos to Animal Advocates of Arizona for hosting this fantastic event!

    May 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This conference offered such a professional way to educate others about the serious issue of animal hoarding and how to go about the proper channels to report in order to save the lives of animals and hopefully get behavioral health treatment for the hoarder. What an excellent group of professionals chosen for the panel. I see that a compassionate and knowledgeable community exists here and can come together regularly to discuss animal hoarding issues and implement ways to best serve the animals as well as the people doing the hoarding. Thank you for working so hard to make this conference happen. Your dedication and compassion toward animals is very evident. This group doesn't just talk the talk...they walk the walk! Congratulations Animal Advocates of Arizona organizers, presentors, and volunteers on a very successful first C.A.R.E. Conference! It was wonderful to see such a large group of people so interested in helping sentient beings.

    May 2, 2011

  • Veronica

    We are so grateful to all that assisted and all that attended this informative, educational and successful conference! We extend a huge Thank You to all the volunteers, the panelists, the moderator and all that made this such a GREAT event! Veronica

    May 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good conference that allowed for plenty of networking and exchange of information. The panel speakers were excellent, articulate and knowledgeable in their topics.

    May 1, 2011

  • Danielle

    Great Conference! I thought the conference shared valuable information and insight on animal hoarding that I have never heard of or thought about before. This conference shined a different light on animal hoarding and put a positive spin on how we can help rather than shunning the hoarders. The panel was a group of amazing women that make a HUGE difference in the animal community, they ROCK! :)

    May 1, 2011

  • Veronica

    Hi Mandy! We look forward to seeing you and your guest this Saturday!

    April 26, 2011

  • Veronica

    :) And us as well, Collette! Great that you can attend this important event.

    April 19, 2011

  • collette n.

    Looking forward to seeing you all. :)

    April 18, 2011

  • Veronica

    Myrna and Kerri -- glad to hear you and your guests will be able to join us! We'll see you on April 30th!

    April 15, 2011

  • Kerri

    Will be there hopefully with 2-5 others in tow.

    April 14, 2011

  • Myrna

    Coming with 2 guests who are new to AZ and ardent animal

    April 14, 2011

  • Veronica

    Thank you so much Susan! We are happy that you'll be attending this event!

    April 13, 2011

  • Veggiesue

    Looking forward to learning more about this hidden and tragic problem. Thanks for putting this together!

    April 13, 2011

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