One hoarder in Michigan faces animal cruelty charges after police reportedly found 80 animals suffering in terrible conditions on her property. Though housed indoors, even the dogs showed signs of neglect. This ranged from fur matted with feces to paws becoming webbed from walking in filth. Along with the 30 dogs found were livestock animals like horses and donkeys.
We may never truly understand what drives anyone to hoard material possessions, and much less so, live animals. Regardless, something needs to be done about this growing trend in America.
Hoarding animals not only puts our four-legged friends at risk, but it also affects everyone else living in the home. In addition to this, it puts a lot of pressure on law enforcement and the animal shelters who must now find the resources to care for so many animals in poor condition.
Help put a stop to animal hoarding by adding your name to the petition. Thousands of innocent lives are counting on you.
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