Animals that are in the hoarder’s care risk severe health consequences from being trapped in this unsafe environment.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2015
Pennsylvania is a state that is home to large cities and vast tracts of farmland. Throughout the “Keystone “state, there is a minority of the population that suffer from the debilitating effects of compulsive hoarding disorder. One of the most extreme cases of this disorder is animal hoarding. Animal hoarding situations are brought on by the deep emotional attachment that the hoarder has towards the animals. These individuals are not gathering the animals out of malice, but out of extreme caring towards the animals. There are extreme physical and health dangers to both the hoarder and the animals when in this dangerous situation.
Animals that are in the hoarder’s care risk severe health consequences from being trapped in this unsafe environment. Overcrowding conditions develop because of the amount of animals that the hoarder is keeping on their property. The overcrowding allows for the spreading of disease among animals. Also, inter-species fighting may result if multiple animals show signs of aggression. Another concern is malnourishment of the animals. Animal hoarders take in too many animals and may not have the financial nor physical resources to take care of all the animals that are on their property. Hoarding animals does not just put a strain on the animals, but on the hoarders themselves.
People love their animals, but animal hoarders risk serious health problems because of their infatuation. Animal hoarders risk getting diseases that only affect animals. Examples of these diseases include ringworm or rabies. Also, because of the hoarder wanting to take care of all the animals, they begin to neglect their well-being. This can include leaving their friends or family members, not feeding themselves, or practicing proper hygiene. The unpleasant odors that permeate the property can cause nausea, and their long-term health effects from being exposed to the high levels of ammonia that coincide with animal urination. However, a consistent question is how is this allowed to happen?
Hoarding animals is not a crime in many states include the state of Pennsylvania, despite the apparently cruel living conditions. Many of the animals are so sick from their ordeal in this environment that the American Humane Society suggest that many are too sick to live a full and productive life. However, to clean this home situations, compromises need to be made to protect both the human and animals involved. Address Our Mess is here to help both animals and people in an animal hoarding scenario.
Address Our Mess has announced the formation of a specialty animal hoarding cleanup team in the state of Pennsylvania this month in order to accommodate the growing number of animal hoarders in the state. Their experts can safely remove the animals from the property. Afterward, they will disinfect the entire home and remove all of the ailments that are caused by this situation, leaving the hoarder in a safe, clean environment.