Essay On Animal Hoarding

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Most animals that go to shelters have been abandoned for a while. This leaves the pets ungroomed and with parasites and bugs. If they got cleaned up they would look and feel better and then be more likely to get adopted. Best Friends Animal Society spays and neuters the animals that come into their shelter and they promote other shelters to do the same. According to CNN news writer, Christopher Dawson, there are many ways to make an impact on homeless pets. Some ways to increase the chance of adoption are fostering pets, volunteering, and sharing to social media. When a person fosters an animal, it gives that animal experience of living in a house for the first time or again. This leaves a spot open to the shelters and they can help another…show more content…
Hoarding Disorder (HD) is an urged to store items, in this case animals, and have a hard time getting rid of these animals. “HD is estimated to be present in about 1.5% to 6% of the population” (Ung et al). That may not seem like a huge percentage but that’s roughly 4,875,000 to 19,500,000 people that have a hoarding disorder. “Previous research on animal hoarding suggests that individuals with animal hoarding problems tend to own 30 to 40 pets” (Ung et al). When we take the number of people that are animals hoarders plus how many animals they have the number comes out to be a lot of animals that are not being cared properly. With that many animals, care for them would be inadequate. That person must pay for food, veterinary bills, plus normal bills like electric, water, house payments. The list goes on and on and it sums up to be a lot of money that people do not usually have. Cleaning the house by itself is a difficult task, if the animals cannot go outside to do their business, which if not cleaned can cause health problems for everyone living in the house and the pets. In some cases, the animals could overflow the house and the neighborhood would have a lot these pets, who are not spayed or neutered, roaming
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