Too many pets, too little care: A look at animal hoarding

Animal hoarding is beginning to get the attention it deserves. Shelter medicine instructor and veterinarian Dr. Kirk Miller provides an overview of its effects on pets, people and shelters and explains why prosecution and prevention are so problematic.

It is a worldwide issue: last september figures published by the RSPCA show the scale of animal hoarding in the UK. The  charity had received more than 1,000 calls already  in relation to animal hoarding.