While you're probably aware of the "cat lady" stereotype, animal hoarding is poorly understood and under-recognized. Animal hoarding is a form of dysfunctional human-animal relationship that poses risks to individual, familial, community and animal well-being. It requires expensive and complex prevention and remediation measures from various sectors.
Arshi Shaikh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Development Studies at Renison and a registered social worker. At this meeting of Waterloo Women's Wednesdays, Shaikh will be sharing her research on animal hoarding, bringing a social work perspective to this under-recognized issue.
Light refreshments will be served
W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that meets on the last Wednesday of each month.