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.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
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.
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.
A recently published article examines the psychological aspects of animal hoarding also signals new recognition for this disorder.
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.
Policies & Programs
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.