Apr 13, 2008

Animal Hoarding

I've been asked to post on animal hoarding by a reader (who will remain nameless).

Animal hoarding comes in several varieties. The most famous is the crazy cat lady, known for her hundreds of cats and the stench wafting from her abode.

But we are more concerned with some animal shelters that hoard animals (or house them in inhumane conditions). These photos are taken at one such shelter.

The greater point, folks, is to be sure to investigate any shelter before you hand over your animal or your cash, regardless of the shelter's 'no-kill' or not-for-profit status.

7 comments:

Chocoholic said...

This is even uglier than most of the animals posted here.

Theodosia said...

It's a very sad syndrome -- some are just people whose hobby got away from them, some are truly pathologically crazy.

Anonymous said...

I hope someone reported this. These animals deserve better.

Anonymous said...

disgusting why would anyone do this and for this site to post it as funny is sick,

Jack Ruttan said...

Don't think that was the intent. Mind you, I avoid these kinds of stories in the news, but they happen. And I think Wombat was trying to alert us to the fact.

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Jack.

0s0-Pa said...

Poor creatures... too bad my apartment won't allow any pets or I'd be looking for a nice little puppy.
-Rich @ Cute Animals