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Animal Rights

Uncovering the Truth about Animal Hoarding

Earlier this year, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents arrived at a New York City apartment to find that dozens of cats and kittens had overtaken the small space. The cats were severely malnourished, and many suffered from upper respiratory disease. There were no litter boxes, and the floor was covered in several inches of feces and urine. Living among the filth and debris was an 85-year-old woman suffering from dementia—she had been hoarding animals for years.

Animal hoarding is a complex and intricate social issue with far-reaching effects that encompass mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. Victims can include cats, dogs, reptiles, rodents, birds, exotics and even farm animals. While it’s not clear why people become animal hoarders, current research suggests the cause is often attachment disorder in conjunction with personality disorders, paranoia, dementia, depression and other mental illness. The hoarder does not intend to inflict harm on animals, and in most cases, the hoarder can no longer take care of himself, much less multiple animals.

Dogs helping aristotle, dogtown episode

Aristotle and Waylon Will Steal Your Heart

I just finished watching an advance press screening of Dogtown and I can warn you – Aristotle and Waylon sill steal your heart in the first episode which premiers on Friday night at 10pm.

DOGTOWN: THE SURVIVORS

Airs Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10 PM ET/PT

Aristotle, a terrier mix rescued from a hoarding situation, comes to DogTown with a skin condition that

Dogs

Poppy’s Plight

by Johnny Summerton

Poppy

She first came to our attention after we had visited a local show at the village hall organised by a nearby refuge for abandoned dogs and cats.

At the ripe old age of eight Poppy, we were told, had been “rescued” from owners who had over time collected more than 30 dogs, many the result of