FACTS

  • Without therapy the rate of recidivism (or collecting animals again) is close to 100%.
  • There are approximately 250,000 reported animals that are victims of animal hoarding every year.
  • Animal hoarding impacts communities across North America on a daily basis with approximately 3,500 reported new cases discovered each year.
  • Animal hoarders have also been known to hoard objects; approximately 40 percent of object hoarders also hoard animals.
  • Only 65% of hoarding cases involve cats, and 60% consist of dogs. Animal hoarder have been known to hoard rabbits, birds, reptiles, exotic pets, native wildlife and farm animals.
  • The vast majority of animal hoarders love their pets dearly, and don’t intend for their pets to suffer.
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