Protect Animals from Hoarding

Target: Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives

Goal: Implement stronger laws against animal hoarding.

In the past few years alone, hundreds of animals have been rescued from hoarding situations, and just as many have died due to the squalid conditions in which they were being kept. New Jersey alone has seen fifteen prolific cases in recent years, mostly involving cats. Animal hoarders range from the willfully abusive to those who are well-meaning but unable to properly care for the number of pets they take in, but no matter the motives or the story behind the case, hoarding is still a form of animal abuse.

It is especially tragic when it comes from people who legitimately believe they are helping stray animals, but are ill-prepared to follow through on their intentions. They bring too many animals into a space too small to comfortably house them, cannot afford the food and veterinary care, and allow the house to become consumed with filth while the animals starve and suffer.

Regardless of their intentions, however, hoarders are criminals. Even if they are not intentionally starving or beating the animals, they are allowing them to suffer, which certainly counts as abuse. We need stronger laws to prevent hoarding, to ensure that no more animals die or come close to it in such conditions. Sign this petition to demand that lawmakers take steps to prevent future hoarding incidents.


Dear Representative Pelosi,

In the past few years, hundreds of animals have been trapped in hoarding situations. While a good number of them have been rescued, too many have died of starvation and sickness from living in squalid conditions.

Whether the hoarders are willfully abusive and seeking to harm animals for the sake of collecting them or well-meaning but ignorant people thinking they’re rescuing strays, hoarding is a form of abuse. The animals suffer, the owners forget to feed and clean up after them, and the bills for their care become too steep to pay.

We cannot let any more animals suffer such gruesome fates at the hands of those unfit to care for them. Please implement and enforce stronger anti-hoarding laws immediately.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Nooshin Perla says:

    I wonder why people do that. Are they trying to help these babies, or what? If they are trying to help, then we need to give them a hand instead of tacking their babies away and kill them! That is NOT the right thing to do. They have home and someone is loving them. Just help them, so they will have a better life, person and his/her babies.

  2. Sugandha N says:

    I can understand why some people might horde that they are fearful of what might happen to the animals if they are given away to others. So if you must horde, make sure the animals get the best care possible. or set them free (and away from humanity)!

  3. I kind of understand the reasoning behind this animal hoarding – people (I’m assuming) are scared to give these animals up for fear that they will be euthanized, but instead of hoarding them, why not use the money they spend on pet food and kitty litter etc., to sterilize these babies to prevent them breeding?
    Killing them with kindness is most definitely NOT the answer!!

  4. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  5. I have to say it: “has 1 animal life for me worth more – than 1 million people.” because who atrocities much and mass murders are in order or makes himself, his life is not worth it.
    of great atrocity, Noxious


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