Animal hoarding is a complex form of hoarding where someone accumulates too many animals and fails to take care of them, while at the same time denying the obvious detrimental effects to the animals, the house, and the people around them. At Clean Earth Restorations we have helped clean and restore many homes where hoarding was a problem and know that it is a very difficult situation to unravel. If you are close to a person with an animal hoarding disorder you may be feeling lost as to how to deal with it. Here are some resources you may find helpful in dealing with animal hoarding in San Diego.
- The UCSD Obesessive-Compulsive Disorders Clinic (part of the Department of Psychiatry) studies compulsive hoarding and has an information website which answers questions about such things as typical behaviors associated with hoarding, what causes compulsive hoarding, and what treatments are available.
- The Children of Hoarders website has numerous resources for children dealing with a parent’s hoarding syndrome and an animal hoarding FAQ page.
- The Tufts University ‘Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium’ has thorough intervention guidelines for family and friends of animal hoarders, and has an entire website of resources dedicated to the subject.
- Lastly, Nightline aired a show about animal hoarders that you may find useful: http://youtu.be/HJtcPeZBJJg
We also offer a free tip sheet on how to help someone who is hoarding (below). We are available for any questions you may have about cleaning and restoring homes where animal hoarding has caused damage. Call us today for a free consultation: (888) 471 6653.