Sometimes we love to watch train-wreck reality TV shows like Hoarders -- they can make us feel better about our own messy homes, or inspire us to clean up our clutter. But people who hoard animals have a bigger problem than those who live surrounded by piles of old newspapers and soda cans. Animal hoarders see themselves as saviors of the animals they hoard, but their sense of reality is so distorted that they can't see they're harming the animals by letting them live in such dire conditions. Such people need our help -- and our compassion.
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