Originally Posted by silentNate
nor does it suggest someone mentally well
I disagree with this. Animal hoarding is now a documented and identifiable mental illness...and it's a symptom of a much larger problem. People who hoard animals are sick...they truly cannot see the illness in their animals, they are unaffected by the unsanitary conditions their situation has created, they are unable to provide adequate water and food for their animals...and yet, they literally cannot stop taking in more animals, and allowing their existing animals to breed as well. It is a mental illness with a lot of components of OCD, anxiety, and depression. Cat hoarding is a real problem, and the illness in humans needs to be dealt with compassionately, in addition to the treatment of the cats being removed from the property. It makes me very sad.