Hoarding is a mental illness that can affect a large number of animals and people. Helping a hoarder requires collaborations from a variety of organizations within the community.
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Learn how animal welfare organizations are pushing for bonding and forfeiture laws to help them cope with cruelty cases that often stretch a shelter's resources and drain its operating budget.
In 2012, a reputedly safe place for pit bulls turned out to be anything but. While the events that took Spindletop from haven to hellhole are unclear, rescuers can benefit from some tips that will help avoid such awful surprises in the future.
Meet Ellen and Robbie, two dogs who survived a hoarding situation and went on to become a source of comfort and inspiration to students at a residential school for troubled youth.
Taking on a major hoarding case can stretch a shelter’s staff and its budget. We offer tips about how to plan for the costs of such cases, and present them to supporters so they can help you defray the expenses.
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.
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The site aims to bring together the work of HARC as well as credible resources from throughout the U.S. to help you better understand the phenomenon of animal hoarding, its impact on individuals and communities, and its sentinel role for elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, and adult self-neglect.