Jeffrey Avery & Associates specialists for house clearance in London talk about compulsive hoarding……..
Although hoarding usually involves the storing away of items such as newspapers, cardboard and magazines, it can sometimes lead to the hoarding of animals, and this is one of the most serious types of hoarding.
The most common types of animals to get hoarded in this way are usually dogs, cats and other household pets. However, more unusual animals can sometimes get hoarded as well, such as reptiles.
This was the case recently when a hoarding case was uncovered in Arizona. The case was featured on a show on Animal Planet, and a man was hoarding away a number of snakes and reptiles which had become a danger.
Although many people do not like the idea of reptiles in the home, for some it becomes a habit. But it can get out of hand when compulsive hoarding is the reason for the collecting, and as a result the animals were taken to safety.
Once rescued, the alligators and four large pythons were transported 2,500 miles from Arizona to Orlando. The Phoenix Herpetological Society then traded the animals for four crocodiles with Gatorland, which took them all to safety.
One of the snakes was a Tiger Reticulated Python which was over 18 feet long. This has now become the biggest snake at Gatorland.
Now the animals are going to be rehabilitated, and after they have gone through quarantine they will be able to enjoy a better life.
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