Saturday, April 30, 2011

Animal lovers team up to fight animal hoarding in Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ - Animal lovers from across Arizona teamed up today to help fight animal hoarding in the state.

“I love animals,” said Melody Hodges who volunteers to help several animal organizations.

She was at a conference in Chandler on Saturday with several dozen other animal lovers to learn more about animal hoarding.

It’s considered a growing problem across the country, partly because of awareness and partly because of issues like addiction and obsessive-compulsive behavior.

There have been several cases across Arizona lately including one just a few weeks ago where 25 cats were found in one small apartment.

“We are realizing these people aren’t helping the animals, they are hurting the animals,” said Kari Neinstedt, the Arizona State Director of The Humane Society of the United States..." More

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