My own fearful dog Sunny survived a 477 dog hoarding site. There are hoarders in every community. Learn more about what you can do to help animals who suffer when they become part of a hoarder’s collection.

You can help by reporting hoarders to your local police and humane society. Do not place dogs with ANYONE without first inspecting their facilities. Animal hoarders often present themselves as loving adopters, no-kill shelters, breed rescues and sanctuaries. As horrible as it may be to us to euthanize a dog, the suffering dogs experience at the hands of hoarders may be worse.

For more information visit the ASPCA.