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10 Warning Signs of Pet Hoarding – And How To Help


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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4:17AM PDT on May 12, 2015

Very disturbing. Painful for the hoarders' families, who just can't get through to them that what they are doing is hurting their loved ones, the animals, and themselves.

However, it's worse for the animals caught up in these terrible situations, as they are captive. At least family members can leave, no matter how painful it is. I'd like to see further articles in more detail about "exploiter hoarders", as I think people tend to assume that all animal hoarders are only "overwhelmed caregivers" and "rescuer hoarders", and this is far from the truth.

10:28AM PDT on Apr 18, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

4:28PM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

FYI inspector t. perhaps they use all caps so they can see what they are doing. If we could adjust our font sizes, maybe for typing, it would go to normal size when posting. That might help. Why don't you make the suggestion to the C2 Crew.

4:24PM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

Well, duh...

1:49AM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

I always wanted to take in all the strays who didn't have a home & food or someone to love them, but my husband wouldn't let me! We have 6 now and they are all loved, spayed or neutered and taken care of like the spoiled brats they are (LOL)!!

2:52PM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

good to know

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3:06PM PDT on May 27, 2014

It is sad, & it IS a mental illness. I am glad the author points out that just because someone has more animals than one might seem ordinary, that that doesn't necessarily male them a hoarder. Rescue ppl are ALWAYS overwhelmed, it's the nature of the work. The defining factor, is if the animals are being well taken care of, nutritionally, sanitation-wise, & medically, that they are all spay/neutered, etc. Rescue ppl ALWAYS need more help, it is the nature of the work. So help save the life of an animal in need and if you have a stable home environment, pledge to be a foster TODAY! I cannot stress enough how important volunteers are for every single rescue group & may mean the difference of life or death!

11:28AM PDT on May 24, 2014

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