Two Part Story From End To Beginning
Paris is one of 72 animals rescued from a Texas hoarding residence camouflaged for many years as a Canine Training facility. Her owners took her there as a puppy to be trained as a therapy dog. This eventually lead her to be placed with another family who needed her more, at least that is what her owners were told at the time.
What is Animal Hoarding? Animal hoarding is defined as a compulsive need to possess and control animals. Animal hoarding impacts communities across the U.S. on a daily basis with approximately 3,500 reported new cases discovered each year. There are approximately 250,000 reported animals that are victims of animal hoarding every year. However, there are many cases that go unreported.
(source: Animal Planet)
The story unfolds:
Ten years later Brad Galbreath receives a call from the ASPCA of Texas to let him know Paris had been rescued from a hoarding residence along with 71 other dogs and animals. The ASPCA managed to trace her back to her original owners after reading her microchip. What a shock this was for Brad and his wife Courtney.
Compulsive hoarding can be characterized as a symptom of mental disorder rather than deliberate cruelty towards animals. Hoarders are deeply attached to their pets and find it extremely difficult to let the pets go. They typically cannot comprehend that they are harming their pets by failing to provide them with proper care. Hoarders tend to believe that they provide the right amount of care for their pets.
Although Paris and 71 other animals were luckily rescued, 20 other animals were found dead at the residence. Paris made it home and hopefully the other 71 will have a happy ending, but it will be a while for this to happen.
This is Paris’s story on the News. Be sure to watch. Scroll down and see what happened in Part 1 of this Story.
(source: USA TODAY)
The story begins like this. Not a nice thing to watch, but it happens more than most people are willing to accept. If you are aware or suspicious of someone hoarding animals, get in touch with your local authorities. It might be the only chance victim animals may have to be rescued.