Colorado Animal Welfare Conference Session

A Team Approach to Neglect and Hoarding Cases


1:45pm – 3:15pm • September 16, 2021

9th Floor

Field Services

Having a veterinarian on site when animals are being neglected, or hoarding is suspected, is not only good for the animals involved, it can make your case. Using case examples, learn how involving a veterinarian even before you visit a property can help you develop and prosecute fully supported legal cases in situations where the crime may not appear direct or intentional.


Dr. Katrina Zwolinski

My unique role as both veterinarian and supervisor at a mid-sized shelter in Alaska allowed me to participate in many animal welfare cases from various team vantage points. As the chief veterinarian of shelter veterinary services at the Denver Dumb Friends League, I hope to share my knowledge with the DFL and other teams to advance animal welfare on a broad basis.