Many times animals need good homes. They are often brought into a home where a person wants to take good care of them, feed them, water them and make sure their every need is taken care of. However; there are certain people whose idea of taking care of animals, while meaning to be a good provider of animal security, ends up being one of animal destruction and unneeded cruelty. These unfortunate few do not mean to harm these animals, and actually mean to help the pets they so lovingly bring into their homes–matter of fact, they normally know them by their names or by the dates the brought them in or where they found them or what shelter they got them from.
How do these people (and these animals) get help that they desperately need? What is the most important thing to treat first–is it to get the animals out, then treat the animal hoarder or is it to treat the hoarder while helping the animals then help get the animals out?
Animal Hoarding: An In-Depth Look At The Phenomenon helps us to understand this issue. There are, according to Dr. Patronek, on the website, 1500 new cases every year. On this website, you will see:
* Characteristics of Animal Hoarding
* How Animal Hoarding Develops
* Inside Animal Hoarding
* Treatment and Prevention of Animal Hoarding
*and a place to report Animal Hoarding