Hoarding is not about the number of animals a person owns; it’s about the care of those animals, says Dr. Julie Levy, PhD, director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program. If a client has five animals and neglects them, that could be considered hoarding.
on the amount of animals they can own—if any,” Levy says.
She says if veterinarians don’t go through the court they won’t have the authority to monitor the client long-term. “Veterinarians need to maintain an awareness that animal hoarding happens in every community,” Levy says. “You can have compassion for the hoarder but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t intervene. The cruelty is real for these animals and they deserve to have a good quality of life.”..." More
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