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ANIMAL HOARDING FACTS AND INFORMATION!
Anonymous
4 years ago
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http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/2273987

 

One-Fourth of New Animal Hoarding Cases Involve Rescuers, ASPCA Expert Says


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, rescuers, hoarders )

Cher
- 6 hours ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com

Rescues and shelters now make up a quarter of the estimated 6,000 new hoarding cases reported in the U.S. each year, said Dr. Randall Lockwood, ASPCA's senior vice president of forensic sciences and anticruelty projects.
this is a serious growing problem too
4 years ago

i commented on this news, as its a growing and concerned issue of animal welfare folks that have to see and deal with these things.

i have also put this to "never archive" as i think it is really essential that people understand that spay/nuetering has not been the whole and all solutions to animal welfare and caring needs.

 

there are other aspects to this issue, that has yet to find solutions and fix these problems.

 

i would like to hear some possible opinion from members as to solutions that we might be able to come up with that can fix this?

its only going to get worse and the complaints a longer list of moaning/groaning of the situation.

if we can offer a solution, then these things can be changed long before they get out of hand and all good rescuers are shut down and not able to help at all.

see this affects whether people will be able to rescue animals at all. the bigger this problem gets, the more denials of really clean/safe, good rescuers will be for registry in their communities. then what happens to such animals.  they DIE for even more over crowded city facilities that can't handle them either.

 

 

Anonymous
4 years ago

I agree completely Kindle, and being I am a prof. groomer and have worked in animal field my entire life....I have seen lots of this.....lots.

 

It seems to me that it comes from an initial obsession about saving the pets, but then turns into something different. I have actually told people I know, or have run into the straight up truth....you are not doing any of these animals any kind of justice, one person cannot give this amount of animals the proper care and needs that need to be met....ie: food, vet care, basics, love, exercise, etc...

I have actually then had people find homes or care at others homes....because the obsession becomes, no one is going to care for these animals better than me, they were abandoned....they refuse to find suitable homes for any of the animals.....it is a viscious cycle.....

Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293255

 

When Animal Rescuers Become Animal Hoarders


Animals  (tags: animal hoarding, sadness, investigation, humans, ethics, cruelty, animals, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, law, crime, death, dogs, cats, animalrights, protection, pets, suffering, society, animaladvocates )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - msnbc.msn.com

Rescues, shelters make up a quarter of the 6,000 hoarding cases each year. Betsey Webster checks on the welfare of the animals and the condition of the emergency shelter set
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293252

 

Animal Hoarders: The Illness and the Crime GET THE FACTS


Animals  (tags: peta, hoarding, illness, mental, humans, ethics, cruelty, crime, investigation, sadness, pets, suffering, animalwelfare, animaladvocates )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - peta.org

Animal hoarders--once described as "collectors" whose good intentions had gone awry--are now recognized as individuals whose mental illness or compulsion can cause criminal behavior with horrific consequences for animals, the
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293262

 

Animal Hoarding Case Study: Vikki Kittles


Animals  (tags: animal hoarding, law, ethics, cruelty, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, rescued, pets, dogs, cats, crime, animals )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - aldf.org

Vikki Rene Kittles, also known as Susan Dietrich, Rene Depenbrock, and Lynn Zellan, has a history of animal hoarding that goes back decades and spans the United States from the Southeast to the
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293263

 

Oregon's Felony Animal Cruelty Law - The "Kittles Bill"


Animals  (tags: oregon, animal hoarders, pets, humans, ethics, cruelty, animals, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, death, law, cats, dogs, suffering )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - aldf.org

In 1995, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and animal advocates in Oregon made tremendous improvements in the state's criminal anti-cruelty laws when they seized an opportunity presented by the confluence of two events
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293259

 

ANIMAL HOARDING, Alone in a Crowded Room


Animals  (tags: animal hoarding, educate, sadness, humans, cruelty, ethics, animals, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, law, pets )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - animalhoarding.org

This site was created to inform and educate the public about animal hoarding. We are not experts, but we are a network of volunteers
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293256

 

THE HOARDING OF ANIMALS RESEARCH CONSORTIUM


Animals  (tags: hoarders, research, mental illness, society, suffering, humans, ethics, cruelty, animals, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, abused, investigation, law, pets )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - tufts.edu

To the home page of HARC, the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium, a group of researchers who collaborated from 1997-2006 to define and better understand the problem of animal hoarding. We have assembled the resources on this
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293251

 

Animal Hoarding Often A Sign Of Mental Illness


Animals  (tags: hoarding, cats, animals, safety, mental illness, humans, ethics, cruelty, animals, crime, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, pets, investigation, sadness )

Sue BARKO
- 3 hours ago - animalhoardinginfo.blogspot.com

One after another, the cages containing cats were off-loaded from a truck at the Denver Dumb Friends League. More than 80.As of Thursday morning, 19 had been adopted into new homes, a
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293237

 

Animal Hoarders Fact Sheet


Animals  (tags: hsus, animal hoarders, protection, humans, ethics, cruelty, animals, crime, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, sadness, investigation, law, pets, dogs, death, abuse, cats )

Sue BARKO
- 4 hours ago - animalsheltering.org

An animal hoarder is a person who amasses more animals than he/she can properly care for. Such individuals generally fail to recognize--or refuse to acknowledge--when the animals in their
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293229

 

HOW ANIMAL HOARDING DEVELOPS


Animals  (tags: animal hoarding, disease, mental illness, protection, ethics, cruelty, animals, investigation, humans, sadness, pets, dogs, cats, crime, death, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, suffering )

Sue BARKO
- 4 hours ago - animalhoarding.com

The truth is no one knows. Animal hoarding research is in its infancy and although new information is produced on a regular basis there is so much yet to be learned. Factors
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293227

 

Animal Hoarding Confessions, ANIMAL PLANET VIDEO


Animals  (tags: animal planet, hoarding, ethics, cruelty, animals, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, law, pets, dogs, cats, rescued, society, suffering, humans )

Sue BARKO
- 4 hours ago - animal.discovery.com

Now: Animal Hoarding: Family of 67| Next: Animal Hoarding: Shelley and Chris Hit Their Limit
Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/615764297/2293223

 

People Who Hoard Animals --- By The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium


Animals  (tags: hoarders, people, psychiatic, patients, humans, ethics, cruelty, animals, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, abuse, law, dogs, cats, pets, death, crime, protection, society )

Sue BARKO
- 4 hours ago - psychiatrictimes.com

Over 600 animals were found in the home of a Los Angeles woman, arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. Some of the animals were already dead and some so ill they had....
4 years ago

i'd like to see people actually help these women. i've helped a few. i was able to gain their confidence by dropping off food and litter. over time, they would tell me about sick animals, and i would get the medicine. we read about these happy endings where a big non-profit steps in and re-homes all the animals, but most of the time animal control kills them. i would agree that some situations are beyond help, but many times people are quick to call authorities when they really ought to put their money where their mouth is.

4 years ago

Animals are innocent victims of hoarding

When volunteers with UAN's Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EAR entered a home in eastern Montana on September 1, they found a ghastly scene.

Feces up to three feet thick covered floors and counters. Nearly 100 dogs were living there, and most had never set foot outside the house. Their owner had nothing more than the shirt on his back, literally. The dogs were loved, but had never received vet care and were highly unsocialized. They were frightened and unsure. Many seemed friendly, but would not allow anyone to touch them. They were victims of animal hoarding.

Hoarders often start out with good intentions to help animals, but become overwhelmed. They typically don?t recognize the deplorable and unsanitary living conditions around them.

Fortunately for the dogs in Montana, their owner realized he needed help and relinquished them to local authorities. The dogs spent several days at a temporary shelter, where EARS volunteers -- through patience and kindness -- helped them develop trust and overcome their fears. They were then transported to area shelters for continued socialization and eventual adoption.

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Hoarders Hurt Animals

 


Animals  (tags: PETA, animal hoarders, abuse, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, dogs, death, cats, crime, ethics, investigation, humans, pets )

Sue BARKO
- 2 hours ago - blog.peta.org

Animal hoarding was a dirty secret until hoarders began to appear on our TV screens and showed us how they are compelled to collect so many dogs, cats, or parrots that the animals end up living in