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Everything Animals: Animal hoarding

Over 180 animals removed from an East Topsham home in a 1991 animal cruelty case. Over 180 animals removed from an East Topsham home in a 1991 animal cruelty case.

Burlington, Vermont - October 19, 2010

Compulsive hoarding is a psychological disease in which a person acquires far too many belongings and is unable to part with them. Tragically, there are cases where that behavior extends to pets. Compulsive hoarders will fill their homes with more animals than they can reasonably care for, creating dangerous conditions for both the animals and themselves. Oftentimes the hoarder will keep animals even after they die from lack of care and disease.

In this week's 'Everything Animals,' Dr. Steven Metz from Avian & Exotics of Vermont talks about hoarding and the horrible impact it has on animals.

Rachel Feldman - WCAX News

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