Hoarding Clean Up Under Way after Animal Hoarding Situation Uncovered in Waynesboro, PA

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According to a recent report by The Record Herald, nineteen Rottweilers were rescued by the Antietam Humane Society from a home in PA. After “deplorable” conditions were discovered in the home, SI Restoration urges area resident to become educated on the dangers of animal hoarding.

Hoarding is unhealthy for animals and people alike

Hoarding cleanup services like SI Restoration ... are on a mission to educate residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and their neighboring states, about the dangers of hoarding and animal hoarding.

For a hoarder, admitting that there is a health risk lurking inside their home is extremely difficult. Hoarders tend to collect an overabundance of items that usually include clothing, knick knacks, toys, canned food, and even empty containers and boxes. However, when a hoarding clean up crew uncovers animals being hoarded amongst these items as well, the issue becomes fundamentally more dangerous.

Hoarding cleanup services like SI Restoration – currently available in 25 states - are on a mission to educate residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and their neighboring states, about the dangers of hoarding and animal hoarding. Providing outlets of information via the web, by telephone, and in person, SI Restoration has been successfully answering many of the hoarding clean up faq’s (frequently asked questions) of both hoarders and their affected families alike.

Hoarding Awareness comes on the heels of several animal hoarding cases reported recently in the tri-state area. Most recently, the Antietam Humane Society was called on to rescue nineteen Rottweilers from a home in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania ranging in age from one to twelve years old. Nancy Mace of The Record Herald described the conditions these animals and their owners had been living in as “deplorable” in her report. Though most of the dogs seemed friendly, all are said to have suffered terrible deficiencies in their social development. Luckily, only one out of the nineteen animals suffered from medical conditions that demanded immediate treatment.

Hoarding cleanup is vital to the health and overall quality of the lives of animals and owners alike. Dangers like respiratory illness, sleep deprivation, infection, and depression have all been linked to cases of extreme hoarding. Dependable service providers like SI Restoration ease hoarders’ anxieties about bringing attention to sensitive hoarding situations by providing full anonymity to each cleanup project. Providing clients with a sense of privacy allows a fresh start for people - and animals - finding themselves in dangerous living conditions.

For the nineteen Rottweilers rescued by the AHS, the future is bright. Executive Director of the Antietam Humane Society says the animals are currently under medical evaluation and are undergoing testing to determine their temperament. Evaluations could last anywhere from one week to several months. However, these Rottweilers will have the chance at normal, healthy futures, becoming available for adoption once testing is complete.

As for the area residents of Waynesboro who called the AHS into action, SI Restoration continues to provide educational opportunities and services to those in need of hoarding cleanup. Hoarding cleanup services, along with additional information on animal and object hoarding, can be obtained by contacting a hoarding specialist directly.

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