Sometimes Helping Turns Into Hurting: Hoarding.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Sometimes helping turns into hurting.
Those who hoard are not necessarily horrible people, but started out helping and got overwhelmed.
Hoarding in the United States has more than doubled in the last four years.
Over a reported 250,000 animals have been victimized by hoarding. Many cases go unreported.
If you see something concerning, please report it to your local animal control.
Here are some signs to help if you think someone is in trouble with hoarding:
1) Keeps an abnormally large number of animals and may not know total number of animals in their care.
2) Fails to provide minimal nutrition, vet care, shelter or sanitation
3) Fails to recognize the devastating impact of this neglect
4) Animals are not well socialized, are emaciated or lethargic
5) Fleas and vermin are present
6) Can't stop from repeating this behavior, even if they become aware of the damage.
Insists all animals are healthy and happy - even when there are clear signs of distress and illness.
If you are interested in adopting one of the over 15 cats still available for adoption from a recent hoarding case,
please visit the special needs section of our website.
We dedicate this post to one of the many animals
who recently lost their life due to unsafe conditions, Nate, pictured above.