What to do when Animal Hoarding leaves its mark...
Let’s say you have a neighbor, friend or family member that is a person living with several animals. Although their heart is in the right place with these animals and they picture themselves as a savior to the homeless cats, dogs or whatever- in the community, they can’t quite keep up with all of the needs of the animals.
Over time, the pet food containers, fecal matter, and urine accumulate into a truly hazardous living condition. The condition of the animals begins to deteriorate as vaccinations are not administered and disease among the animals begins to transmit. A neighbor notes the issue and contacts animal control in concern for the animals and their neighborhood. The animals are subsequently removed and the neighbor is now left with an overwhelming home environment that is unhealthy to live in.
Scenes like this are much more common in our communities than many really know-especially now. Animal hoarding is defined as: excessive acquisition of more animals than could reasonably be adequately cared for by a person on a particular property-and happens frequently. The National Humane Society estimates that over 250,000 animals suffer and die due to animal hoarding on an annual basis. Much too many. It doesn’t make sense to most people, that a person would voluntarily take on the volume of animals found in animal hoarding situations. However, similar to standard hoarding disorders, animal hoarding is typically a manifestation some sort of underlying mental illness. Furthermore-it’s not just animals that can get ill - those individuals also can become ill or worse. The urine and feces left behind in an animal hoard environment can result in a toxic environment for the person left behind.
SERVPRO of Bloomington/Pontiac specializes in the remediation of urine and feces decontamination. Our technicians provide discreet aide to help restore those in need and to help return their environment back into a safe place for them to live. Our business is to keep the dignity and respect of the client intact as we help to restore their home to a healthy environment. If you, or anyone you know, needs or would like help with the remediation of animal urine and feces remediation in their home please contact SERVPRO of Bloomington/Pontiac for a free estimate. “Like it never even happened.”
Contact us today at 309.827.7500 or www.SERVPRObloomingtonpontiac.com.