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Pet Hoarding is About More Than Dogs and Cats

When the general public thinks of animal hoarding, images of dogs and cats running rampant throughout a messy home fill their minds. Pet hoarding cleaning expert Address Our Mess has uncovered many recent cases that go beyond typical dog and cat hoarding.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Recent attention has been paid to the mental condition known as compulsive hoarding. While this condition has been prevalent in society since the dawn of recorded history, the topic never garnered mainstream focus until the release of reality television series like A&E's Hoarders and TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive. What once was a condition hidden away behind closed doors, happening only to estranged relatives or reclusive neighbors, a heightened awareness has determined that over sixteen million Americans struggle with the condition every single day. In many of these cases, it is found that domesticated pets are also being forced to live under these extreme conditions as well.

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Address Our Mess, a proven leader in the hoarding cleaning industry, has uncovered a rising trend in animal hoarding cases across the country. While the hoarding and mistreatment of typical domestic animals such as dogs and cats are just as important to address, case managers and technicians at Address Our Mess have found that other types of animals are being hoarded and mistreated as well. These animals are potentially poisonous and extremely dangerous.

In addition to dogs and cats, pet hoarding such as snakes, birds, ferrets, hamsters, mice, and many others are causing a potential danger to the health and well-being of hoarders and their neighbors. Pet hoarding of this magnitude can cause a rise in bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Furthermore, pets like snakes can be potentially poisonous, causing an immediate danger to anyone who comes into contact with them.

Physical dangers of animal hoarding can cause serious illness and even death if clutter cleaning initiatives are not carried out. Professional pet hoarding cleaning services like Address Our Mess follow standards set forth from governing bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and OSHA. By following these stringent guidelines, hoarding cleaning companies can ensure the safety and sanitization of a property after it has been treated for pet hoarding.

Professional pet hoarding companies can also answer a variety of hoarding faqs. As experts in the field, Address Our Mess answers a multitude of frequently asked questions on a regular basis via their main website found at addressourmess.com. Hoarders can find answers to questions that can help them to develop a recovery effort that will benefit the lives of themselves as well as their beloved pets.

About Address Our Mess:

For more than 22 years, Address Our Mess has provided clutter and hoarding cleanup services in locations across the continental United States. With project managers certified to handle any type of deep cleaning situation, Address Our Mess is equipped to deliver exceptional service while providing keen insight to the hoarding recovery process. To learn more about Address Our Mess, visit www.addressourmess.com.

Media Contact: Jeff Cohn, Address Our Mess, (866) 575-7455, [email protected]

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