Animal Hoarding: The Sad Truth
Due to my profession (dog trainer), I am often asked by a client to assist with re-homing their dog. I will foster the dog until a new home can be found. In doing so, I quickly bond and fall in love with the dog that I am helping to place. I teasingly (somewhat) ask my husband if I can keep the dog and his response back to me is, "you are one-dog away from becoming a hoarder." Seriously! We only have 2 dogs and 2 cats. What would one more actually do to the ratio? So I've been thinking lately, is this really how it starts for animal hoarders?
What is Animal Hoarding?
An Animal Hoarder is classified as having more then the typical number of companion pets, and not being able to provide the necessary nutrition, sanitation, shelter, and veterinary care. Also, they are in denial of being able to provide the basic necessities listed, as well as the impact it has in the household.
n a weird twisted way, Animal Hoarders believe they are helping these animals, and that they are the only ones that are able to meet the needs of these animals. Many hoarders are fearful that if they seek help, their beloved pets will be euthanized.
Over 250,000 animals are victims of hoarders each year!
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