Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
One of the most difficult aspects about dealing with the hoarding condition is admitting harm is done to all those who are touched by it in one way or another. Even when hoarders isolate themselves from family and friends, refusing visitors and withdrawing from everyday social gatherings, the grief can spread like wildfire. Human beings with a sense of what is right and wrong are able to decide when enough is enough and how to change their living environment for the better. But what happens when those suffering from the hoarding condition have no say at all about the deplorable environment in which they live and have no means to improve their way of living on their own?
Cases of animal hoarding are surfacing more frequently with each instance more shocking than the last. Address Our Mess, a nationwide hoarding cleaning and clutter cleaning specialist, has seen an exponential increase in animal hoarding examples over the last several months. It is estimated that forty percent of hoarding cases involve mistreatment of animals. That means that as many as 6,400,000 households in the United States alone contain pets and animals living in squalor-like conditions.
Address Our Mess has dedicated their latest publication simply titled Animal Hoarding to uncovering many of the dangers of this heart-wrenching condition. Part of a series of regularly published visual guides and articles that help people to understand the hoarding condition, Animal Hoarding was created in hopes that the victims without voices – namely millions of pets across America – can finally have someone speak about their dangerous living situations on their behalf.
According to Address Our Mess, some of the squalor-like conditions that arise in animal hoarding cleanup cases are:
Animal hoarders, or those aware of an animal hoarding situation, are urged to seek out professional help immediately for the health and welfare of the pets in the home as well as the inhabitants and families who live there. Allergens, bacteria, viruses, and parasites can cultivate and thrive in animal hoarding cases causing severe or even fatal illnesses to any person or pet who is exposed to them.
It is important to remember that animals also need sufficient space to thrive and grow. By living in unhealthy conditions amongst clutter and debris, animals not only suffer from malnutrition and diseases, but also lack of physical activity and exercise.
Of all of the hoarding questions to ask, perhaps the most popular is, “How does a hoarder get help?” The Guide for Animal Hoarders is a worthy companion to Address Our Mess’ latest release, providing a visual tool for those affected by the condition to learn how to overcome its struggles.