Many of the worst hoarding and squalor home incidents in the United States during the past decade have involved animal hoarding. Animal hoarders simply acquire more domestic pets than they are capable of feeding and caring for. Sometimes animal hoarders have simply taken ill themselves such that they are no longer capable of tending to their pets, and other times they are “animal collectors”. Animal hoarding is a widespread problem for communities; it is a public health and complex mental health problem. Animal hoarders often do not get the psychiatric treatment that is needed and recidivism is a common problem. There are as many as thirty-five hundred new animal hoarding cases reported by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals every year.
Animal hoarding scenes are often contaminated with animal feces, rotting food, insect and vermin infestations and even dead animal carcasses. In some cases properties have been condemned due to structural damage; often the site cleanup is ordered by authorities. Animal hoarders often are known to be hoarding other items as well, thus contributing to the clutter and disorder. Rotting food, waste and decomposing materials all combine to create a serious risk for those who are ill prepared, ill equipped and untrained.
Call BioSpecialists to restore a site damaged by animal hoarding at 207-839-9111. We are available throughout New England, including the Portland, Portsmouth, Boston and Worcester metro areas. BioSpecialists are available to answer your call 24/7. Call us for cleanup of animal hoarding scenes today.