Hoarding is a complex issue with serious consequences for animals involved. In some hoarding cases, emergency intervention is necessary to save animals. Check out some of the hoarding cases around the country the ASPCA has helped resolve.
Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Florida, promoted itself as a sanctuary for unwanted felines—but the reality was very different. After an investigation, local authorities determined that the nearly 700 cats on the ranch were living in a state of severe neglect. They called on the ASPCA for help.
In 2010, law enforcement in Fulton County, Arkansas, received multiple reports that horses were being starved and neglected on the farm of horse trader Rodney Kankey, who bought horses at auction and re-sold them to the public and to slaughter. The ASPCA was called in to assist.