(from JULY 16TH, 2010)
Here’s an information-packed article about animal hoarding, partially written by a fellow member of the Children of Hoarders group. There’s also a good sidebar about how to tell the difference between a legitimate animal shelter and a “rescue” in name only. I wish I’d read this before we got Abraham Lincoln. We absolutely still would have taken him, but we also would have kept the contact information of the woman running the so-called shelter — and done everything possible to stop her from harming more animals.
One way you can help animals who’ve been victims of hoarders is by applying to be part of the National Disaster Animal Response Team(N-DART) of The Humane Society of the United States. This group deploys to disaster zones like hurricane Katrina as well as animal-hoarded homes to rescue and shelter the animals until they can be placed with proper caregivers..." More