Animal Hoarding: Inside the Worst Kind of Animal Abuse

⋅What is Animal Hoarding?⋅ Approximately 40 percent of people who hoard “things” also hoard animals, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Almost all animal hoarders are kind-hearted people who truly believe they are helping animals. While their intentions are good, these good intentions pave the way to the hell in which these animals are forced to live. One or two strays, usually cats and dogs, turns into dozens very quickly. In the end, animals “rescued” by the hoarder suffer far worse unintentional neglect and abuse, and for significantly longer periods of time, than they would on the streets or in other kinds of abusive situations in which they would die more quickly. Animals in a hoarding situation often live severely abused and neglected for years. Animal hoarders differ from the “normal” kind-hearted person who takes in a few strays. First, animal hoarders feel a compulsive need to take…

Rats, Feces and Odor – Taking Green to the Extreme

⋅Rats, Feces and Odor Plague Well-Meaning Gardener⋅ Our client was a quintessential earth mother. She loved everything that lived and had a hand-carved sign in her spacious organic vegetable garden that read, “All God’s Creatures Welcome Here,” and she meant it. She killed nothing, not even All God’s thieves who pilfered her vegetable garden. She lived alone, but the vegetable garden took up a quarter of an acre. It was huge. That’s because over half of it was consumed by insects, rabbits, squirrels, mice, rats, chipmunks, gophers, birds, deer, and an occasional coyote. Whaut was left was what she harvested for herself and her human friends. She killed nothing, even if it robbed her of food – or worse. She had a beautiful covered patio from which she could see the garden and beyond, where some of God’s rats had constructed an elaborate tunnel system in her lawn, which was hardly…

Deadly Drugs, Dangerous People And Disgusting Results

⋅Deadly Drugs, Rotting Corpse Found in Lethal Meth Lab⋅ Before any meth lab can be safely inhabited, it must be thoroughly and professionally cleaned and decontaminated because the chemicals used to manufacture meth are volatile and lethal. They leave the entire structure and all of its furnishings contaminated long after the chemicals themselves are removed from the premises by law enforcement. That’s because the chemicals permeate the structure itself and all of its furnishings. Meth is one of the most deadly drugs, with the combined dangers of the production of the drug and the havoc its use wrecks on the human body and the environment. According to the EPA, simply smoking meth contaminates a structure and its furnishings. Because of its rating as one of the most deadly drugs, under no circumstances should a layman even enter a former meth lab, much less attempt to clean one up. EPA guidelines state…