WHAT: The SPCA of Texas will be participating as a Bronze Sponsor in the 8th Annual Southwest Conference on Hoarding: Emergency Response in Hoarding Situations on Friday, June 8 and will have Chief Animal Cruelty Investigator, Art Munoz, speaking on the Community Panel. Animal hoarding is a disorder that causes people to acquire animals compulsively despite the inability or unwillingness to provide them with adequate care.
Animal hoarding is a complex condition affecting both people and animals, often resulting in animals being neglected and people living in unsafe conditions.
The Hoarding Task Force of Greater Dallas will host a conference next month to educate people about the disorder. It is open to family members and others involved with those who exhibit hoarding behavior. Featured speakers include Assistant Fire Chief Tameji Berry from the Dallas-Fire Rescue Department, Fire Prevention & Investigation and Lieutenant Ryan Pennington, Firefighter/Paramedic, Expert in Heavy Content Response.
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219
WHY: Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Animals “collected” by hoarders range in species from cats and dogs to reptiles, rodents, birds, exotics and even farm animals.
People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer, more enjoyable lives.
HOW: To register for the 8th Annual Southwest Conference on Hoarding, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef7y6ok895f776ab&oseq=&c=&ch=.
To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org.