Fellow Creatures: New Post on Animal Hoarding

Over at my Psychology Today blog, Fellow Creatures, I have a new post on animal hoarding.

These cats are well cared for, but there's a new approach to those who hoard animals
Photo: amandanunetzejera/Pixabay

It looks at a study of a new, integrated approach taken in Wake County, North Carolina, where multiple agencies now work together on animal hoarding cases. Animal hoarding is a mental health issue recognized in the DSM-5, and many hoarders simply start again once their animals are taken away.

The new approach includes guidelines on how many animals they can keep and the care they must provide. You can read the post, taking an integrated approach to animal hoarding.

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By Zazie Todd, PhD.


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