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Animal Hoarding Clean Up Miami

What is Animal Hoarding?

Animal hoarding generally can be noticed by a higher-than-usual number of animals kept as domestic pets without the owner being able to provide adequate care .  It is important to take notice that the pet owner is not deliberately neglecting their pet, they are deeply attached to their pet and it is usually very difficult for them to surrender the animals.

According to the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium (HARC), animal hoarding has four main signs:

  1. Inability to provide basic standards of sanitation, food, water, and medical care and space for pets.
  2. Lack of understanding of how the situation will affect the animals and humans residing in the home.
  3. Continuing to collect animals despite structural or health concerns in the structure.
  4. Increasingly difficult time admitting that there is a serious issue; ignoring the concerns of friends and family members.

Why is Animal Hoarding a Serious Concern?

Animal hoarding is a health concern for both animals and humans occupying the overpopulated residence. For animals, feces can harbor disease that can spread from animal to animal. In homes that are overcrowded, with belongings and narrow passageways, animals can get stuck or trapped in places that are inaccessible to humans.

For humans, animal hoarding can contribute to many health complications. Typically in a hoarded home animal waste is coated on surfaces, walls, and the floor. The ammonia in urine can be especially problematic for individuals and the higher temperatures that Southern Florida endures can make this even worse. In addition, bacteria and other pathogens in animal feces can be passed to humans through air and food, resulting in illness.

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What Can Hoarding Cleanup Miami Do?

Hoarding Cleanup Miami is prepared and equipped to treat large scale animal hoarding situations as well as smaller issues like animal sprays, occasional accidents, and waste from bats, birds, other rodents, or wild animals. Depending on different variables based on your specific problem area, our treatment plan may include:

  • Removal of feces, animal nesting materials, and any items contaminated by feces or urine
  • Proper disposal of contaminated waste
  • Treatment of surfaces in contact with feces and/or urine as well as the air to eliminate/reduce odor