Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
When someone can no longer afford their animals but thinks no one else can or will look after them as well as they do, yet continues to add to their collection, is when they go from animal lover to hoarder.
Letting themselves and their animals live in filth and poverty, as well as not feeding them correctly or getting them the proper veterinary care, is what brands people as hoarders.
Hoarders have very little grasp on reality, and their animals need to be rehomed. The hoarders shouldn't be given a chance to continue to neglect their animals or add to their ranks.
Once the cameras have stopped rolling and the media people go away, the animals will go back to living in filth, squalor, and not being cared for properly.
Hoarders don't think their or their animals' lives are bad, so you coming in to 'save' them might not be appreciated.
I sincerely believe most hoarders are mentally ill, or at the very least incompetent at caring for themselves and others.
I'm not sure just what type of spin you're going to put on this program, but I'm not really liking the sound of it as it is.
Don't glamorize or sympathize with hoarders, please. Most of them shouldn't be allowed to own sea monkeys, much less larger life forms.