I’ve been following an animal hoarding story and was troubled to hear that the woman who was charged with animal cruelty was also running a nonprofit cat shelter.
Hoarders may have good intentions, but the reality is that many of these animals often suffer from lack of socialization, poor health, starvation, as well as other ailments. Many of the animals found on the woman’s property reportedly suffered from multiple health problems due to unsanitary living conditions attributed to hoarding.
The fate of the animals seized from city officials have yet to be decided, but I’m glad the animals will receive the care they desperately need. I hope the animals are adopted into loving homes once the investigation is completed.
Hoarding is a form of animal cruelty that can only be combated by involving the entire community. If you have a neighbor, or know someone who seems overwhelmed with their animals, contact your local humane law enforcement department who would be able to initiate the process and help the animal hoarder.