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Animal Hoarding in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hoarding is a symptom that is caused by a number of different factors, which can result in detrimental effects on an individual's health and well-being. In most cases individuals hoard possessions that many of us consider junk or trash that do not have any value to what we see it as. However, in extreme cases people start to hoard living creatures which many people call animal hoarding. The focus that we are going to concern ourselves with is in the state of Virginia

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When people think of Virginia many people think historical sites such as Williamsburg or resort areas such as Virginia Beach. However, in the hinterlands of Virginia, where many of the state's citizen's live there are people that do suffer with hoarding. In Virginia they do not take a serious offense to the idea of a person hoarding possessions of an inanimate nature, but they take animal hoarding seriously. Most likely since according to how the law is codified which is placed under morals and decency. The main reason for the placement of the law is to protect the animals who have no way of protecting themselves.

The law is designed to help the animals because they cannot protect themselves, but people often fail to realize that the humans who might be keeping them cannot help themselves. Sometimes people do it thinking they are doing the animals a favor for example this woman in Virginia. So when dealing with an animal hoarding situation, please note they are not trying to be cruel, but are actually trying to help. Though under state law it is not seen that way.

Under Virginia's law a person who is involved in animal hoarding can be prosecuted under the law for improperly treating the animals. This is a great concern for those individuals who have people that care about them to avoid this issue. There is no provision in the law for those individuals who might suffer with the attributes of hoarding.  You should encourage those individuals to seek help from dealing with their problem.

Here at Address Our Mess we have a specialist for hoarding cleanup Virginia who can help address the situation. Animal hoarding is an extreme, but friends and family will be able those suffering with this get through the problems that they need help with. All of us can help those individuals overcome their animal hoarding tendencies and lead a fuller life.

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