Animal Hoarding

Is Someone You Know Hoarding Animals?
by Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, Cat Depot

In the last three years, hoarding cases involving hundreds of cats and dogs in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice have been reported. Other cases are 
potentially brewing, unreported, or they remain undetected.
Nationwide, nearly 250,000 animals are victims of hoarding abuse and suffering each year. In these cases, the abuser differs from other types of animal cruelty due to the fact that they rarely accept or even recognize the cruelty they inflict on their animals.
Read Shelley Thayer's complete article as featured in Sarasota Pet Magazine.




Animal Hoarding...Is it Becoming Epidemic?
by Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, Cat Depot

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.

Read Shelley Thayer's acticle from Sarasota Pet Magazine.