Animal Hoarding in London and UK Similar to USA Cases
As London house clearance specialists Jeffrey Avery & Associates talk about Compulsive hoarding of animals as a serious issue, and how it can happen anywhere in the world. The UK and London in particular has suffered from many cases of animal hoarding in the past, but cases are also reported in the USA.
Both ABC Local [http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8348073] and NBC Chicago [http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/129545928.html] recently reported on a distressing case involving a serious incidence of animal hoarding in Berwyn, Illinois.
Emergency services were called to a property after receiving reports that a 14 year old boy had died there. But when officials arrived at the home they found that it was filled with animals.
In total there were over 200 animals living in the property including cats, dogs, raccoons, rabbits, gerbils, birds and even rats. There were over 100 cats, and 15 were found in a single cage.
The cause of death of the boy, Matthew Degner, was determined as bronchopneumonia, and a ruling of natural death was given.
But now investigations are being made into allegations of neglect against the mother, and three of the boy’s siblings have been removed from the home.
Many of the animals in the property were found to be covered in faeces, and lots of them were badly dehydrated. The cages even contained dead animals and were filled with mould. Neighbours said that the property had smelt bad for years, and now the reason is known.
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