Past Meetup

Free Conference: The Hidden World of Animal Hoarding


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.

Mapquest Driving Directions:


"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."

For questions: or 480 233-9968

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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.