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  • May 1, 2011

    That Gnawing Feeling

    A young girl brings home a pregnant pet rat from school and sets in motion a chain of events that would eventually lead to the rescue of 2,000 rodents from a home in California.

  • November 1, 2010

    Rescued from Squalor

    Through the lens of one hoarding seizure in Mississippi, we look at the phenomenon of hoarding, and explore ways that even smaller shelters can prepare to handle a major case.

  • November 1, 2009

    Looking at a Hoarder

    The latest contribution to the growing perspective on hoarding is Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and Her 552 Dogs. The two-part narrative-the first written by a social worker, the second by a sociologist-is a compelling read.

  • January 1, 2009

    Q & A: Calling in the Cavalry

    Jill Lancon, director of Marion County Animal Services in Florida, describes the rescue of 126 horses, full size and miniature, in an unusual hoarding case.

  • September 1, 2008

    Hoarding and Feral Cat Programs Now on DVD

    Feeling overwhelmed and a little lost when it comes to handling animal hoarding cases or managing ferals? Two new DVDs from The HSUS can help guide you through these challenging situations.

  • July 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Animal CSI: Gathering the Evidence

    Animal cruelty cases may end in the courtroom, but they start at the scene'and they can be made or broken by the quality of the evidence you gather. Here's a beginner's guide to assembling the pieces of your case.

  • November 1, 2006

    What Happens to Hoarders?

    Ever wonder what happens to an animal hoarding case once it leaves the headlines? Though results of recent research on this topic are sobering, they provide a roadmap for improving our collective response to hoarding cases.

  • May 1, 2003

    A Round of Appaws

    Exit Wounds, a novel from J.A. Jance, includes a hoarder among its characters—and has the potential to bring the issue to thousands, if not millions, of mainstream readers.

  • July 1, 2000

    The Psychiatric Times, They Are A-Changin'

    A recently published article examines the psychological aspects of animal hoarding also signals new recognition for this disorder.

  • July 1, 1999

    Shedding Some Light on Animal Hoarders

    A group of researchers is taking a closer look at the problems posed by animal collectors???more properly called "animal hoarders"???using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. 

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