My hope was to return and write a bit about Animal Hoarding. Unfortunately or fortunately, I have been very busy helping animal shelters with all kinds of interesting issues. My newest adventure will take me to Curitiba, Brazil, where I will be the keynote speaker at a conference at the veterinary school. The topic will be animal cruelty and animal hoarding. I'll admit, I was surprised that this is the topic they chose, but am also very excited to be bringing these concepts to a country that is only recently developing official policy on animal cruelty related topics. The trip will include a visit to Iguassa Falls and Rio de Janiero where I will also give a short lecture on Animal Cruelty.
For those of you down in Southern CA...I will be speaking at the CVC Conference this Friday and Saturday. Topics include Animal Cruelty Reporting, Ringworm, and Parvovirus Outbreaks. My colleague Dr. Denae Wagner will be joining me for two talks on canine and feline housing.
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