Animal Hoarding

Is Someone You Know Hoarding Animals?

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.

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, but also other types of animals - suffer from neglect and abuse as a result of animal hoarding every year. 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 complete article as featured in Sarasota Pet Magazine.