Animal hoarding: what’s this?


Animal hoarding describes the morbid addiction to collecting animals – a widespread phenomenon not only in Germany.


People who hoard a large number of animals in this form usually cause terrible animal suffering: they often do not provide food, adequate hygiene, and veterinary care.

Again and again, countless animals have to be saved from terrible circumstances in which they lived with animal collectors.

What is animal hoarding?

Animal Hoarders are mostly not aware of the suffering they cause to the animals in their care – even if it seems obvious to other observers. The animal collectors are also characterized by the following striking behaviors:

-They collect a large number of animals, often kept in too little space.
-They don’t care about the most basic needs of animals, such as freshwater, feed, shelter, veterinary care, and hygiene.
-They make excuses or deny the miserable conditions under which their animals – and other people in the household – have to live.

Even if the well-being of oneself or other family members are endangered, the people affected usually no longer respond.


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And I mean…Mostly, Hoarding is a symptom of a mental disorder, to which the animals ultimately fall as victims, mainly because the family or the environment of the person intentionally remains indifferent.

The Hoarders are not aware of how much the imprisoned animals are suffering, but they are also unable to recognize that they themselves need psychological help.

Nevertheless, the common preaching of the Hoarders for collecting animals is … “I have to rescue as many cats as possible, otherwise they will be run over on the street”, or … “this dog is a very beautiful animal, it is unjust that he lives on the street “… and so over the years, they cause a personal tragedy and the cruel death of many innocent animals.

The Hoarders claim that they develop a very special bond with each animal, which they “save”, although most of them do not provide the animals with enough food, water or protection, nor medical help when they get sick.

According to a study about 408 dogs harvested from a Hoarder, these animals showed the following reactions when they later came into contact with humans:

-They were afraid of unknown people because of a lack of socialization
-Once they saw a person, they urinated because they lived in isolation
-They trembled as soon as someone stroked them because they never came into contact with people

Hoarding is nothing more than a bad form of animal cruelty.

Although the perpetrator is not acting out of sheer sadism or joy in the suffering of the animals, the result is the same: he causes the cruel death of animals, and therefore Hoarders belong to the psychiatric institution.


My best regards to all, Venus


One Response

  1. Keeping animals in small dirty cages on factory farms, zoos, and chicken broilers is like keeping dogs and cats in an unconditional facility: hording. Livestock breeders, slaughterers, egg industry, milk industry, vivisections , fish breeders in fishponds: are the leading hording, there is no diference amoung all these hording.It is a long-term extreme torture of animals to death.. It is need legalisation Death Penalty for humans who commit or pay for such crimes.Horders are dangerous to all animal species

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