Have you seen the show "Confessions: Animal Hoarding"? It is a television series currently airing on Animal Planet that tries to ﬁnd solutions to the problems of animal hoarding before it becomes a criminal case.
They are dedicated to ﬁnding comprehensive long-term solutions and believe therapy to be key to this. They bring in experts and have the resources to help both people and their pets. They have a full-time aftercare department - which helps ﬁnd homes for the animals and tracks out participants, making sure they are attending their therapy appointments long after their cameras have stopped rolling.
Of the 32 stories featured in the first season, pets were voluntarily relinquished in all but two. Thanks to the aftercare and ongoing therapy provided, the recidivism rate has been near zero (as compared to nearly 100% when pets are forcibly removed).
Should you see an issue like this, you might want to refer people to their website or toll free number - they have the resources to help. Their web site is http://www.animalhoardingproject.com or call 1-877-698-7387.
At the Kearney Area Animal Shelter we understand that your companion animal is family and we want to help you keep him or her safe. Follow these tips to ensure that your companion lives a long and healthy life.
It doesn’t take more than a second – a door left open while you bring in the groceries, a child running through the gate leaving it unlatched, or a neighbor at your door – and your pet is gone.
Some pets don’t get far, others do find their way home, but for the millions of other unidentifiable pets that go missing each year the chances of a happy re-union are not good. Less than a quarter of all lost and abandoned pets that are brought to animal welfare organizations each year are ever re-united with their families. Why? Because the animals are not identifiable, they have lost their collars or tags or, their tattoo is not legible. There is only one truly permanent form of animal identification – microchipping.
Stop in and get your pet microchipped today! It takes only a few minutes and costs just $40 plus tax.
Prepare a Disaster Plan
Step 1- What could happen?
Identify the natural disasters or emergencies that could occur in your area. We all know that the weather in Nebraska can change in a minute. Tornadoes? Hail? Flooding? Power outages? Knowing what you might be preparing for will help you build your disaster plan.
Step 2-What if...
What if the authorities tell me to stay home?
Create a preparedness kit for your pets and family ahead of time. The kit should include: