According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, animal hoarding is the number one animal cruelty crisis facing companion animals in communities across the country. Experts estimate that 250,000 animals—mostly cats and dogs—will suffer this year from neglect and abuse as a result of animal hoarding. Unfortunately, many cases will go unreported or unnoticed until it is too late for the animals, who will perish. This is especially true for cats, whose voices may not be heard.
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