This week's Animal Oddity is about a serious and troubling topic: animal hoarding.
The recent success of several television shows dealing with the issue of hoarding is, I think, due to what I call the train-wreck effect. Getting to go behind the veil into the homes of people with extreme hoarding behavior is like looking at a horrible accident: it's traumatizing to see but you just can't look away.
Animal hoarding adds the additional elements of animal waste and the emotional impact of seeing animals suffer. Those things combined with the eccentricities of the hoarders themselves (beyond their hoarding behavior) and their usual obliviousness to the severity of the situation seem to be the perfect recipe for an odd new television format: uncomfortable entertainment..." More
This blog was created to keep you up-to-date on animal hoarding and large scale animal news and cruelty.
Because hoarding and OCD disorders often overlap, we will also list news and information related to these topics, and how these illness's affect the hoarder, their family and friends, but most of all the animals, that suffer... "alone in a crowded room".
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