Thursday, July 15, 2010

Menagerie mania: Animal house littered with critters


We've seen the reality TV shows with people who hoard all sorts of stuff.

Now, there's a new one, but instead of too many knickknacks, it's animals being hoarded.

A new six-part series that profiles people who hoard large numbers of pets in deplorable living conditions begins Wednesday on Animal Planet.

"Confessions: Animal Hoarding," airing at 8 p.m., takes a documentary-style look at animal hoarding, the people and pets affected, and the challenges of confronting the psychological condition.

Some people hoard everything from cats and dogs to birds, fish and farm animals. In most cases, the psychological disorder goes unaddressed until animal control or the health department arrives and the pet owner is ordered to give up the pets, be fined or face a prison term...." More

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