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114 Cats Kept In A Garage — 6 Comments

  1. Why these comments are marked with a ‘thumbs down’ is beyond comprehension. Could it be that the reader is also a hoarder? This is definitely a mental health issue that needs to be addressed. Sometimes a good samaritan tries so hard to rescue that it eventually gets out of control. That is a different scenario to being a hoarder though. A good sam will willingly ask for help. A hoarder will not. It’s like an uncontrollable compulsion that punishment will not resolve. Intensive therapy is needed and a ban on owning any type of animals should also be part of the conditions IMHO. Thoughts?

    • Completely agree with you. We need to distinguish between (1) poor management and letting things get out of control and (2) people with mental health issues and (3) criminally-minded individuals who abuse cats callously for some misconceived personal benefit (self-esteem).

  2. These cat hoarding incidents are completely heartbreaking. Obviously no rational person would ever confine even a much smaller number of animals into a tight windowless location with oxygen and temperature instability, not to mention food, water, medical, and hygiene requirements.😱😰

    • I’d like to see some research done on this with the intention of finding treatments. They are often punished and criminalized. Not sure this right.

      • I agree. It is such a grey area for sure. There was an American television series called “Hoarders” several years ago addressing this issue in general. But the affliction of hoarding living souls is much different than collecting useless rubbish or other inanimate objects.😱😰

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoarders

        • Yes, it is a tricky area. Perhaps a combination of treatment and punishment is the answer. But they are mentally ill to a certain extent.

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