Signs of Animal Hoarding

Introduction:If you know someone who exhibits these top five animal hoarding signs, it may be they have mental health issues. When someone has an excessive amount of animals, and is not providing for them, the pets suffer. Animal hoarding is usually denied by the ones doing it, and is an unfortunate situation for all involved.

  • 01

    Lack of Food and Water

    Animal hoarders do not provide enough food and water for the animals they collect. There are too many animals to care for, so none of them receive enough nourishment for optimum health, or even to meet their basic needs. This is the biggest sign of animal hoarding.

  • 02

    Shelter

    Pets need shelter from the elements so they don't get too hot or too cold or too wet. Without proper shelter, they don't get enough rest, they are exposed to harsh elements, and they get stressed.

  • 03

    Veterinary Attention

    Animals need to have preventative health care like vaccinations and flea collars, as well as care when they are sick or injured. Animals belonging to animal hoarders are at greater risk of disease or injury, because they are often neglected, and in unsanitary living conditions.

  • 04

    Cleanliness

    Sanitary living conditions are necessary for animals and people. When there is too much poop and pee to deal with from too many animals,disease can spread easily. There is nothing worse than germy, stinky animal waste that never gets cleaned up. No living thing deserves to be in conditions like that.

  • 05

    Exercise and Movement

    Animals need the space to exercise appropriately. If kept in a small area, they are not even able to move freely. Lack of exercise can cause health problems and can make animals angry, frustrated, or depressed.




Final Thoughts

Animal hoarders may have good intentions to rescue animals. However, they do not admit that they can't provide what their excessive numbers of animals need. Animal hoarders and their animals need help.


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  • clewand550 2/4/2012 Flag This Comment

    Good list.

  • UponRequest 1/24/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great list! #4 is unfortunately one of the few reasons others (like neighbors) will eventually step in. Personal experience of course, but since I've had to witness/be involved with a hoarder with SIXTEEN cats wandering through a very small house (shudders)...

  • JoyceTeresaMann 1/22/2011 Flag This Comment

    Helpful list. thanks

  • workhomeunion 1/22/2011 Flag This Comment

    I've always wondered why animal hoarders take on so many pets and have no intention of taking care of them. Nice list, hi5.

  • ListingToTheLeft 1/21/2011 Flag This Comment

    It is terrible when people mean well but can't realistically take care of animals and even worse when there is pure neglect. Great list.

  • MiddleSister 1/21/2011 Flag This Comment

    Yes, Nancy, it is so terribly sad. And just remember not to call me late for dinner.

    Lori, your pets are some of the luckiest on the planet.

  • NancyHardin 1/21/2011 Flag This Comment

    Sorry Joan, I called you the wrong name!! Forgive??

  • ListMaker 1/21/2011 Flag This Comment

    Uh oh; with 6 dogs and a cat, do I qualify? Actually, I've got all of the stuff you document in your animal hoarding signs list covered and just one look at any portly animal in my home will prove it.

  • NancyHardin 1/21/2011 Flag This Comment

    Diane, this is so sad and so true. Almost every day there are reports on the news about poor animals that have been hoarded, how sick and diseased and malnourished they are. This fits right in with my Top Five Signs of Compulsive Hoarding Behavior. You're right on! Highfive!

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