“We all know the stereotype of the “crazy cat lady”. An older woman living alone with 12 cats in a stinky house. But extreme animal hoarding can result in pets becoming sick or dying. In these cases, what is the best way to prevent repeat behavior?”
This is quite an interesting piece which tackles animal hoarding and looks at the effects of animal hoarding as well as the treatment that is currently available for people.
“In December 2015, animal welfare agents discovered a woman in Pitman, New Jersey., who housed nearly 130 cats in deplorable conditions. The level of ammonia from the cat urine was so high that workers were required to wear hazmat suits inside the home.
The Humane Society of the United States recommends long term treatment for animal hoarders and in extreme cases, involving animal cruelty, jail time.
What happens in New Jersey?
“Usually they either get arrested or pulled from the home,” said Stacie DeBolt, Director of Operations at the AWA. “Our resources are getting better, but there aren’t a lot of resources for hoarders to get the help they need and they end up going back and doing the same thing over and over.””
Click here to read the full article and find out about the full extent of animal hoarding and how it affects people who are suffering from this terrible disorder.
Remember, if you or someone you know is suffering from hoarding, you can contact us at www.facebook.com/CloudsEndCIC for help.