Information about animal hoarding
When faced with the realization that you are dealing with an animal hoarding situation, emotions — frustration, anger, urgency, fear — can get in the way of facts. Clean Earth Restorations has put together this list of helpful websites where you can learn more about the origins of this problem and how to make the situation better.
- One of the most complete resources on animal hoarding, including intervention, animal welfare, public health, and university research is the HARC, or The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium.
- The HARC’s document “Animal Hoarding: Recommendations for Intervention by Family and Friends” is a comprehensive, constructive and informative overview of possible actions for friends and families of animal hoarders. The conclusion is:
…the communication and positive interaction that you are able to sustain can reduce the animal hoarder’s level of isolation, help build trust, and affect greater self-esteem. These factors are essential to keep the door open for potential change.
- Though the site Pet Abuse.com is more concerned with all forms of animal abuse and in particular voluntary abuse, it also has some information which may be useful to people in animal hoarding situations, especially as pertains to the legal ramifications of animal abuse and neglect.
- Another general information site about animal hoarding can be found at Animal Hoarding.com
The clean up, after animals have been removed from the property
Many people find the clean up of hoarding property to be overwhelming, and for good reason. In animal hoarding cases there are usually issues with animal waste and infestations, which require more than just usual housecleaning techniques. Sanitization and sometimes general contracting renovations are necessary. At Clean Earth Restorations we combine general contracting and hoarding clean up services to bring properties back to their full livability and use. Contact us today for a free estimate or to answer any questions you may have about the clean up process.