What’s a dog hoarder?

Collecting stamps or coins is harmless, but collecting live animals becomes harmful when the collector cannot properly care for them. Dog hoarders suffer from mental illnesses and cannot provide basic care for their animals. Animal hoarding has far-reaching effects, including physical and psychological trauma for both animals and hoarders. Animal welfare organizations and volunteers often […]

Hoarder vs. Packrat: What’s the difference?

Packrats keep things, but hoarders have a severe version of OCD and keep everything. Hoarders’ homes can become health and fire hazards, and treatment involves therapy, medication, and sometimes, cleaning the home. The main difference between a packrat and a hoarder is that packrats suffer from a relatively mild compulsion to keep things, whereas hoarders […]

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