HSOP on the dangers of hoarding

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Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 6:58 PM EST
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The Humane Society of Parkersburg wants the public to know the dangers of hoarding.

Humane Officer Dan Hendrickson talked about how hoarding typically starts out with good intentions of helping an animal.

The next thing people typically run into is not being able to properly care for the animals.

Hendrickson talked about the steps they take with people when they deal with a hoarding situation.

“It doesn’t mean that we’re going to go in and take the animals. It depends on the situation, the living conditions, the health of the animals. Generally we’ll try to work with people. Some times that means that they sign over some of the animals, and keeping a smaller amount that they can financially and physically care for,” said Hendrickson

If you suspect someone is hoarding animals Hendrickson urge’s you to contact your local humane society.