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Dog Hoarding: The Hidden Suffering - Page 1

Animals  (tags: hoarding, abuse, AnimalWelfare, animals, cats, dogs, crime, cruelty, death, endangered, ethics, humans, law, pets, suffering, sadness )

Dianne Ly
- 715 days ago -
What is dog hoarding? It often goes something like this.... There is a house down the road that is filled with sadness and neglect. If you get close enough to this house, you can smell the stench of urine and feces and you can hear the sounds

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Dianne Lynn Elko (752)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:52 pm
If you are suspicious of a dog hoarder, DO NOT be afraid to do something. The suffering dogs need and very much long for your help. Call your local police department, animal control officer, or humane society. You can do it anonymously if you prefer. That one phone call will be the first step in ending the suffering of many dogs, preventing suffering of future canine victims, and making a huge difference in the animal world.

Dianne Lynn Elko (752)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:53 pm

Dianne Lynn Elko (752)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:54 pm
results so far of the poll....

Thank you for voting!
One dog is enough for any home 2.6% (201 votes)

2 9.37% (724 votes)

3-4 32.05% (2,477 votes)

5-6 22.66% (1,751 votes)

7-8 5.42% (419 votes)

9-10 2.34% (181 votes)

11-12 1.5% (116 votes)

13-14 1.33% (103 votes)

>15 1.49% (115 votes)

There is no limit as long as you can take care of them and have enough room 21.23% (1,641 votes)

Total Votes: 7,728

Christeen Anderson (606)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:27 am
Took the poll. I don't understand this total lack of control.

Ilona V. (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 7:12 am
Thanks. Noted & poll.

Thank you for voting!
One dog is enough for any home 2.61% (202 votes)

2 9.37% (725 votes)

3-4 32.04% (2,480 votes)

5-6 22.64% (1,752 votes)

7-8 5.44% (421 votes)

9-10 2.36% (183 votes)

11-12 1.5% (116 votes)

13-14 1.33% (103 votes)

>15 1.49% (115 votes)

There is no limit as long as you can take care of them and have enough room 21% (1,643 votes)

Total Votes: 7,740

Natasha Salgado (609)
Friday May 17, 2013, 7:23 am
Thanks 4 the link Dianne--voted...if you have the time,space+finacial means then there is nothing wrong with having several dogs!

Danuta Watola (1240)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 5:07 am

Marlene Dinkins (263)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:03 pm

Melody Long (1)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:29 pm
This happens more often than we might like to admit, and when it does, it's very sad. Noted, and thanks.

mrs M. (1519)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:01 pm

Robert O. (12)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:29 pm
Thanks Dianne.

Christine Stewart (133)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:19 pm
A person who hoards needs to get mental health but needs some kind of punishment too, so they don't just keep doing the same thing all over again.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:26 pm
I think Hoarding - of a form of mental illness possibly. But when homes are over run with animals to the point that they are sick, hungry, filthy, and the humans are not well either...then that is where Animal Welfare and perhaps Mental Health Agencies should step in. I have had as many as 5 dogs, 5 horses, several cats, and other assorted animals...but at that time I also lived on several acres of land, had adequate food and accomodations for all the animals, and for us too. --At this point in my life, I live in a relatively small place. So I had only one dog until she passed away a year ago. Right now, my rental property is up for sale, so having any animals is just not possible. But gosh how I miss the love and companionship.

. (7)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:45 pm
Voted and Noted, thanks Dianne.

Lisakay Petkevicius (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:48 pm
Hoarders believes they doing the right thing.They often think with their hearts.

Virginia Belder (32)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:10 pm

Veronica C. (40)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:22 pm
I think a lot of times it starts with good intentions and then gets out of control, which makes is even sadder to me.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 11:43 pm
Noted , thanks .

Nils Anders Lunde (579)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:24 am

Fi T. (18)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:10 am
They shouldn't be treated in this way

Marcel Elschot (246)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:14 am
Noted & poll

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:01 am
Hoarding is terrible. Thanks for sharing.

Lea Huber (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:57 pm
How could anyone do this to poor animals!?

Elaine Dixon (17)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:11 pm

Nimue Pendragon (297)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:15 am

iveta cer (68)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 3:22 pm
Thanks Dianne
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