In this article Jeffrey Averyexplains why compulsive hoarding is always a very serious issue, whether it’s animal or mineral, and this serious mental condition can have harmful effects on the sufferers as well as their family members and neighbours.
As a London house clearance company covering all the UK we explain how this animal hoarding presents another problem in that the animals which are being hoarded are also made to suffer, often very badly.
Now it has been reported that a woman has been found hoarding a large collection of small mammals, including a number of hedgehogs.
This is quite strange even for a hoarding case because most cases of animal hoarding involve dogs, cats and other common household pets.
Officials from the Humane Society seized 57 animals from the property of the owner in Colorado Springs. She was the owner of an animal rescue centre called Critter Crossings, but the animals were found to be in a bad state and living in awful conditions.
Other than hedgehogs the officials rescued rats, rabbits, ferrets and other small mammals. Many of them were lacking proper care and living in their own faeces.
However, the accused says that the accusations are false, claiming that there are “five sides to every story”, and that the truth will come out.
Although it is not known whether this is a clear case of hoarding or not, it does bear a resemblance to other cases of animal hoarding. In such cases, animals are often made to suffer, and it is not always through the fault of the compulsive hoarders. Instead, they often believe that they are doing something good for the animals and helping them, and they are unable to see the harm that they are causing.
We can help to clear your property if it has been affected by compulsive hoarding of animals. We operate in London, Surrey and anywhere in the UK, so if you need confidential advice call Jeffrey Avery on 0800 567 7769.