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Cats in Squalor (photos) — 5 Comments

  1. This falls into the category of “rubbish hoarding” where the individual won’t throw rubbish away, but hangs onto it. A friend’s aunt had this – triggered by being burgled (actually that’s a common trigger) – as did someone I met via another online forum (no matter how we tried, we couldn’t persuade her to even take on rubbish bag to be disposed of (she had depressive illness). Rubbish hoarding is a few steps beyond slovenly living and linked to mental illness.

    My current cats came from a somewhat similar situation, but caused by the owner being elderly and not able to care for himself properly either.

  2. I don’t really see this a case of hoarding, as I don’t see like items accumulated.
    I see this as laziness and slovenly living.
    It could, also, be a situation of drunked neglect.
    In any case, it’s not a healthy environment for any cat.

    • Absolutely Dee. It is slovenly living not true hoarding. The journalists have got it wrong again. There are a lot of people like this. I can understand and feel sympathy except it hurts the cats. I don’t mind them messing up their lives as long as it does not mess up anyone else’s lives.

    • There are a surprising number of people who accept living like this. Shame they force their cats to do the same thing.

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