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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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200 dead cats found at animal worker's home

You can read about it in this CNN article.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 12:33 PM
 
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ahh that's sad. From what I have read too, the woman is obviously a caring woman, with a reputation for being so. Sounds like she's just a little ill.
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She sounds like an animal hoarder who just put on the label "no kill"...
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No that's not fair. It says in the article that it is being investigated. For all we know she could have severe mental illness and just not want to let any of her cats go...
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For all we know she could have severe mental illness and just not want to let any of her cats go...
That's what "hoarding" is: a mental illness.

http://www.tufts.edu/vet/cfa/hoarding/mental.htm
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if she has a mental illness, she should be responsible and think first of the animals well-being, not if she wants to keep them or not. if she is not fit to care for them, she needs to either find them good homes and not assume responsibility she cant follow through with, or get her mental illness treated (if there is a treatment). im sorry if it would be hard for her, but its harder on the cats!!!
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One of the biggest issues in dealing with the mentally ill, is that they are often not aware they are mentally ill. I really can't see how we can blame this woman for not recognizing this problem if she honestly believed she was doing the right thing. Yes, she needs treatment, but she may not have been acting with full mental capacity.
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That's what "hoarding" is: a mental illness.
I just thought that there were links between hoarding and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, but nothing concrete. Thanks for the link. My post wasn't directed at yours though, but at kitty-miss's for all her angry heads.
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That's what "hoarding" is: a mental illness.
I just thought that there were links between hoarding and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, but nothing concrete.
Well, you're right, not every case of hoarding has an underlying mental illness. Some people are just cruel...

But, in the majority of cases, there is some mental component.
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