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November 2016

Phoenix approves penalties for animal hoarding, and requires mental health evaluation for convicted hoarders:

People who hoard animals in Phoenix will face a Class 1 misdemeanor and have to undergo a mental-health evaluation, under an animal-cruelty ordinance approved by the City Council on Wednesday.  Read more…

What Is Hoarding Disorder and how can Cognitive Behavior Therapy help?

Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy are types of treatment that are based firmly on research findings. These approaches aid people in achieving specific changes or goals. Read more…

A website just for Firefighters and Hoarding- First Responder Safety and Tactics

Hoarding is becoming a growing concern in our communities. How does this affect us firefighters? What does it matter?

CLutterer’s Anonymous meetings in AZ

Beatitudes Campus; Nelson Building Motion Studio

1610 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85021

Date/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Streams in the Desert Church

5360 East Pima, Tucson AZ 85712

Phone: Wendy: 520-888-0088

Date/Time: Sundays, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Loc. Details: Room B

For phone or skype meetings to attend check out the CLA website at:

Phone activity sessions do not take the place of recovery meetings but may help to facilitate further recovery efforts.

CLAA great news mention for the Task Force!


New River Hoarding case: January 2015


November 2014

85 cats found in Glendale hoarding case

Posted: 11/25/2014, 10:43pm | CBS 5 AZ - News

At least 85 cats were found in deplorable conditions at a Glendale home Tuesday, police said. Glendale police were called to perform a welfare check after receiving calls of foul odors coming from the home in the area of Maryland and N. 45th avenues. Officers said they found an elderly man living in the home they called “unfit to live in,” with feces and dead cats.

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December 2013-  'Hoarder fire' guts Glendale home; woman's hair caught fire in escape
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A woman is recovering after her hair caught fire as she escaped what firefighters are describing as a "hoarder fire" early Monday morning. The homeowner, a 68-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was able to escape, but some of her hair caught fire as she did so. "When crews got on scene, they had an extremely difficult time getting into the residence," Michael Young of the Glendale Fire Department explained. Young described the homeowner as an "elderly female," who has some prior medical conditions. He said she was already outside when crews got to the home. Her injuries reportedly are minor. She was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and is expected to be fine "This is an extreme hoarding situation which is a hazard for the people living there, for us, neighbors, whoever. This is terrible," said Capt. Mark Coogle with the Phoenix Fire Dept. Read more:

Phoenix man challenged with a clean up.

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