Animal hoarders, some of the most prolific perpetrators of shocking animal neglect, are people who think of themselves as animal lovers, according to experts in psychology and animal advocacy.
In 2006, Collier County Domestic Animal Service officials seized 31 cats, two rabbits, two dogs and a bird from the home of a Golden Gate Estates woman, in what could be described as a classic animal hoarding case. According to the DAS report, most of the animals were underfed and sick, the floors of the house were littered with animal waste, and the smell of ammonia from cat urine was so overwhelming the investigator described a burning feeling in her eyes and lungs. Yet officials said the owner grossly underestimated the disaster her house had become and the danger to her cats.
The cats, she told an investigator, were her life and she threatened suicide if she were parted from them..." More
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