The Truth About Cat Hoarders

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I wanted to share my perspective based on many years of experience working with cat hoarding cases. TDLR: a little kindness goes a long way! What do you think?

  • You know...I realize this has nothing to do with religion, but Kitten Lady is a better example of a Christlike life than most. Her goodness is contagious. Love her example!

    Ms PalmerMs Palmer17 ժամ առաջ
  • This is so sweet!!!! Not many people are like you!! God bless you and your heart warming act of kindness!!😭😭😭

    sabrina alonsosabrina alonsoՕր առաջ
  • The only time I judge people who heard anything, is if they are miller's (puppy/kitten mills). Otherwise, I try not to judge.

    Whitney GoreWhitney Gore2 օր առաջ
  • Wow!! Great video. As people we must aim to always be more empathetic towards others.

    Zayid MZayid M2 օր առաջ
  • 2:36 is some wrong with that cat's unmentionable

    Phoedra135Phoedra1352 օր առաջ
  • The biggest problem is that a lot of "Cat Hoarder" videos involve cats who have been left in abandoned houses. Often the places are in terrible shape.

    EldergeekEldergeek3 օր առաջ
  • I have 15 cats some people call me a hoarder neighbors have aco and aspca on me numerous times they have showed up and were quite shocked at how well they are cared for I love my for babies I know there's people who there don't care for them I am the opposite

    debi briseboisdebi brisebois8 օր առաջ
  • I kinda feel bad for cat Hoarders and the cats. Cat make them happy and I respect that.

    Ziva CohenZiva Cohen9 օր առաջ
  • I loved you for your love of ats but how you've approached mental health just makes me love you all the more. I stan you!!!

    AemirysAemirys14 օր առաջ
  • I have met two types of hoarders- the most common is animal lovers who get over extended because of their desire to help animals and they live in areas where their are SO MANY strays that they keep trying to help all the animals until they are overwhelmed. The other type are breeders who are so greedy they endless overextend. By far breeders are in the minority. Maybe 20- 25%.

    cminmd0041cminmd004114 օր առաջ
  • Thank you for being so patient and kind towards people and kitties and also educating people on how to help instead of judge!

    Judith BJudith B15 օր առաջ
  • Cat Hoarders usually really actually love the cats but just don't understand that they can't give the animals what is needed. It's very sad. I feel bad for them but yes, we absolutely need to get the cats out.

    Fuck TERFsFuck TERFs16 օր առաջ
  • I love this, thank you so much for discussing this issue. I have seen this happen as well, and not only with cats, but with other things (nonliving). I appreciate your compassion and kindness. There is not enough of this in the world today, but it is what we need the most. Hoarding is typically tied into a mental health issue, so compassion does go a long way :)

    Nova SkyNova Sky16 օր առաջ
  • This woman is a saint.

    Katherine Rose ArtKatherine Rose Art16 օր առաջ
  • Thank You for this video. People are so quick to judge.

    Eddy McAdamsEddy McAdams18 օր առաջ
  • you're kind... some hoarders throw the cats and kittens away one year i spent all my free time with SF SPCA (amazing woman and another volunteer) camped in GGP (having had few near miss experiences with gang members) trying to capture all the kittens w young moms (few other strays) some of these people are like (narcissistic) just dumping cats moms and babies for their convenience in a park filled with predators like coyotes and giant owls... it happened again and this time I think they were predatorized it's terrible

    Lucia SeacreatureLucia Seacreature19 օր առաջ

  • I once had a cat the Humane Society took out of a house with 80 cats and kittens. The lady who cared for them got sick and she was elderly. She named them all after fruits and vegetables.

    Daniel MercerDaniel Mercer19 օր առաջ
  • Hello all, wow someone said something good about us cat borders. I have over 60 cats at home they all come from the street and the numbers are increasing by the it time goes. Every one of my cats is a part of my soul I love them all. I do try to find a better home for them buy this is just a dream and every cat hoarder knows this. Most take us as oh free cats we take as much as we want and they are not serious about it. Walking up in the morning ppl tend to have their coffee well we have other procedures to go through starting from the litter box. And trust me they coast a fortune. Most of cat hoarders are ppl who are not ok with the situation of the cat in the streets so they offer them a home, food, medication if needed and so much love. And yes it gets out of control they fight as any siblings and yes some get hurt again just as any siblings. If I would find help I would never say no. But help never arrives so I will keep welcoming street cats and those ones who were dropped in front of my house till last breath and I don’t care what ppl say.

    Meera SoressMeera Soress19 օր առաջ
  • You are such an example! You just opened my mind to a whole nother side of cat hoarders and how they are not automatically bad people. Thank you :)

    Maria ArmésMaria Armés20 օր առաջ
  • Hannah would you please answer the question about large amount of cats. Some people have the capacity to take care of a larger number of cats example: a bigger place a bigger home, a dedication, devotion , passionate about taking care of cats.....or dogs or other animals,. More Love to give, because they have big hearts toward animals. They also have devoted their Time, because they want to. So all these things should come into play. Please share your thoughts about this. Thanks much.

    Barb ManleyBarb Manley20 օր առաջ
  • I really appreciate your videos, these are so educational!

    Katy RayKaty Ray21 օր առաջ
  • Compassion is so important.

    ElisaElisa22 օր առաջ
  • Where I live, it’s very much “dog country”. Fresno, California is home of the “Bulldogs”, and a person can quickly go broke trying to TNR in their own neighborhood, let alone trying to help the entire city. What we need in Fresno is someone bi-lingual that can help EDUCATE about cats, the possibly the Feral Cat Coalition coming to Fresno like 2 times or more a month, until we who want to help, can get a handle on things. Cat House on the Kings is overwhelmed as it is, and all though offering low cost spay/neuter, is a ways away from Fresno. Some people don’t have transportation enough to be able to go to and from CHOTK. And, we also need somewhere to house the handleable spays and neuters, to try and find homes for the ones that are semi-tame, or can easily be tamed. Oh how I wish I could win the Lottery!!!

    Megan AntijuntiMegan Antijunti23 օր առաջ
  • Sounds like "taming" a feral human is a bit like taming a feral cat. Earning trust takes time. Who knew?

    1906Farnsworth1906Farnsworth25 օր առաջ
  • Its the parasites. And probably a little o.c.d.

    npr victimnpr victim26 օր առաջ
  • This is so great, thank you for the window into this misunderstood world! ❤️

    Kim ThomasKim Thomas28 օր առաջ
  • Cute😍😍😍😍😍

    Destiny ConwayDestiny Conway28 օր առաջ
  • In a world that is judgemental about everything these days, your method of connecting is a lesson that I loved hearing. You could teach politicians a thing or two that's for sure lol.

    Sue MickSue Mick28 օր առաջ
  • "What do you do when you know somebody needs help, but is unlikely to accept that help from you right away?" You become a politician and annoy them professionally. With a pension.

    Michael AndersonMichael Anderson29 օր առաջ
  • I know someone that hoards cats and it's so hard braking. There are so many sick cats and kittens that don't make it and she lives outside of city lines we tried so much to help. Can anyone let me know if there is anything I can do to save the kitties? She has family and I am not sure how it happens, maybe we can see if we can fix the cats for her so she can the cats she wants to keep and no more babies? I just want a happy ending for everyone in this.

    GoddesSilverRoseGoddesSilverRoseԱմիս առաջ
  • Um. So are child abusers.

    418laylah418laylahԱմիս առաջ
  • Svetlana just completely collapses in your hands it's so sweeeeet

    ronswasonbutcuterronswasonbutcuterԱմիս առաջ
  • It's so incredibly frustrating when people refuse to take care of their cats. Those of us who care, and have a hard time saying NO to an animal in trouble can get over-run really easily. Our old house used to be a dumping ground for people who didn't want their cats anymore and it was simply overwhelming. I was quickly heading into a hoarding situation and had to catch the dumpers red handed to make them stop using us as the kitty drop off. Sometimes the police were called as abandonment isn't legal in our area. And sometimes all it took was a gentle reminder that there are shelters out there that can take unwanted animals. I had to learn to say no, and now our numbers are manageable. We're only focusing on hard to place, special needs animals at the moment and without extra cats being dumped on our property, we CAN give the ones we have the resources they need to thrive. Hoarders aren't evil. They just need help.

    LycaWatyreLycaWatyreԱմիս առաջ
  • Hannah tell me, what actually makes a cat hoarder, a certain number., of cats?? So please 🙂 explain, versus Loving cats and love to be around them.vs, hoarding???

    Barb ManleyBarb ManleyԱմիս առաջ
  • Thank you for sharing your insight. It sounds like your approach benefits everyone and the cats involved. Do you find that with support a healthier situation can result and that cat hoarders can end up being cat foster parents?

    j liriej lirieԱմիս առաջ
  • Hi there! Is there a way I can private message you for some help or advice? My friend has a bit, well she has a hoarder situation evolving and I really want to help her get rid of some cats and get some fixed. She’s aware of how bad it is but it’s very hard to get them to new homes when she’s seen them their whole lives. I’m just not sure how to get the proper resources for me to help her.

    Jazlyn WardJazlyn WardԱմիս առաջ
  • You are amazing

    oliverrr11oliverrr11Ամիս առաջ
  • I live in a rural area and sadly many transients rent for a while then they move on leaving their cats to fends for themselves. Over the years I have had quite a few cats end up on my doorstep. Especially in the late fall and winter. I feed them and take them in because the weather is very harsh where I live. I take them to the Vet to check them out and to administer their shots. My problem is that trying to get them 'fixed" is a giant problem our vets are overwhelmed and it sometimes takes months for an appointment for our guests I have to keep things quite separate for sometimes almost two months besides keeping an eye on our female guests when they venture outside. To all the people who only want a pet for the summer please rethink that idea.

    John LowellJohn LowellԱմիս առաջ
  • I wish we had tnr but in corning ca they dont

    Azana SevillaAzana SevillaԱմիս առաջ
  • It's a terrible mental illness that hurts the cat hoarders and the cats they hoard. It's not about love, it's about control and possession. My Mom collected cats and my Aunt collected cats so I was raised with it and know about it. The reek of cat pee, piles of cat poo and vomit, cat hair everywhere and in everything, cats sneezing and coughing and getting sick, and female cats yowling during estrus and the males... well, you know, wanting to get busy. Oh and everything torn up because everything is a scratching post.

    EmBeeEmBeeԱմիս առաջ
  • With every video of yours I watch I am becoming more and more impressed As a life long cat lover, you have taught me several things That I had no knowledge of before. On the professional side (I'm a retired physician) your medical abilities and advice have been spot on. Heck, you are even excellent in your video presentations. My wife and I are now dedicated watchers and we both wish you continuing success, both personally and professionally.

    Donald HallDonald HallԱմիս առաջ
  • So awesome. Really amazed by your commitment to cats and people alike. Very inspiring.

    Lauren HollisterLauren HollisterԱմիս առաջ
  • completely agree with you, thank you for this coherent and compassionate explanation

    Caitlyn WinterCaitlyn WinterԱմիս առաջ
  • I think I am a cat hoarder also 😭 I have 9 cats and none of them were spayed or neutered I can only avail there vitamins but it's taking a toll on my finances specially I am a bread winner in our family. Because sometimes the cats just go here in our home and stay, since we feel bad if we're not letting them in.

    Khash MontanerKhash MontanerԱմիս առաջ
  • I NEED SOME ADVICE PLEASE For our holiday home in France in the house next door no one lives there and all the village feral cats go there so every summer when we go there’s always at least one litter of kittens in the garden but normally there around 5 week-8weeks so they hiss and run from us and when we are there we do contribute and feed them but what do you suggest we do because we did calll a reduce but they were full and she basically told us that if we did catch them because we only go for 2 weeks they would just be put to sleep and I don’t want that to happen. Any advice ?

    Nansi Bum juiceNansi Bum juiceԱմիս առաջ
  • I have a lot of respect for the woman who kept my Mr. Slinky alive. She had 100+ cats (ALL ALIVE) in Baltimore that BARCs rescued. He's a delight (I was a foster fail as Mr. Slinky bonded super, super strongly to my extant cat EZ Cheez.) Anyhow, she managed to keep all these cats alive, and when she called the shelter, desperate for help, she thought she had 30 or so...she had something like 130+ all told in there. Slinky was pretty healthy all things considered.

    Allyson AltAllyson AltԱմիս առաջ
  • So cute

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  • I really appreciate people like you ...thank you so much for all the works you have done , are doing, and plan to do! May god be with u❤️

    Sophia WilliamSophia WilliamԱմիս առաջ
  • Ugh.. this made me tear up. Thank you for doing what you do!!! 💕💕💕

    Alicia DeneeAlicia DeneeԱմիս առաջ
  • There are no words... just love your message so much ! xoxo

    Cyndi SunshineCyndi SunshineԱմիս առաջ
  • You are wise. The world needs wise humans.

    Kuzu BaaKuzu BaaԱմիս առաջ
  • Outstanding advice and all true

    Yoo HoooYoo HoooԱմիս առաջ
  • Hi there..! Uh I rescued a cat from a loose fire escape yesterday, brought him home, and today took him to the vet, he apparently had a fight with another animal, has scratches on his chest, neck, ear, nose and paw. His frotn left or right leg is hard to walk on, and he has a slight limp. The doctor estimated his age between 2-7 years old. He had a slight fever, and will need a cone. I want to give him the best love and life ever! We'll split him up from my two kittens (and dog) for a bit, I just don't now how long. Is there anything else I need to do? (besides feed, love, care, etc)

    PhrogPhrog2 ամիս առաջ
    • Veterinarian. Not youtube. No one save the veterinarian working with the animal can tell you those things.

      A AutumnA AutumnԱմիս առաջ
  • Hoarders aren't cruel and evil people, they're usually physically or mentally ill and can't get the help they need to fix their problems, and I wish society would look at them with a more understanding lens rather than a judgemental, and hateful lens.

    GweenTeaGweenTea2 ամիս առաջ
  • Also, there are more cats needing homes than there are caring people who want them. It is easy to take in too many just because you can't find homes for them even if you tried.

    Lee Jennifer Corlew AyresLee Jennifer Corlew Ayres2 ամիս առաջ
  • I weeped and weeped. Yes, “hoarders” are just that, caring and good intentioned but help is hard to find. My husband and I lived near someone who had many many cats. Were not getting neutered and so you can imagine the situation. My husband got his certificate for catch and release. We neutered the outside cats & took in kittens that are now 6 years old. Still with us thriving and live on a lake house. We need to help those who have little means. Even for education and show compassion. Because compassion is key. Love your neighbor says the scriptures. I love cats because they are not looked on well. People mistreat them and neglect them. But we who know more must teach those who don’t know about these beautiful creatures. They have personalities that want to shine. And they love people oh how they love people!

    JackieJackie2 ամիս առաջ
  • Judge not less thee be judged.

    Lisa NidogLisa Nidog2 ամիս առաջ
  • I still VERY much dislike animal hoarding in general (cats and dogs are the most common). I have donated to charity things where cats were found in the home of a cat hoarder and many of the cats needed medical treatment very badly. It is still abuse to neglect pets, but I do agree it could be misinformation or lack of information in general.

    Katey4everKatey4ever2 ամիս առաջ
  • Honestly I find it would be easy for me to become a cat hoarder if I weren't married. Anytime I see a cat whether on the streets or in a shelter I get an overwhelming urge to take it home. Ive cried wondering if I dont take it in, would it have a good life? I have trust issues from childhood trauma. In my mind, I know the cat is safe if I take it in. I cant be sure of that if I leave it for someone else to adopt. We had a lot of cats growing up that we took in and feed on our property so its another reason its an automatic response to take homeless cats in. My husband reminds me that we can't save all of the cats & of course once you have too many cats it becomes unhealthy for everyone (even the cats). But if I lost my husband & sank into a depression I could see how easy it would be to collect cats. Thats why I never think bad of cat hoarders. They are usually well-meaning.

    StephBStephB2 ամիս առաջ
  • I’m also very pleased with the fact you didn’t exploit her / her illness like I often see people who help hoarders do.. it irks me deeply. You still showed the sad / big picture but you did it without exploiting the persons pain. Love this video

    Hunter JardineHunter Jardine2 ամիս առաջ
  • To Kitten Lady -Hi. Hannah, I've been watching and learning from your videos for a long time now. Probably, a year and half to two years . Tell me please. Tell me how many Cats would be considered a Hoarding situation?? Doesn't it depend on the size of the house 🏠, etcetera.....?

    Barb ManleyBarb Manley2 ամիս առաջ
  • I loved this video Kitten Lady, as always you are such an inspiration

    大石金曜日大石金曜日2 ամիս առաջ
  • Yet another collection of brilliant, practical, compassionate advice from Kitten Lady in the trenches. I marvel sometimes at how many reverberations of kindness and efficacy she must create offering videos like this. You rock KL!!!

    bettythebutcherbettythebutcher2 ամիս առաջ
  • Sometimes, good intensions turn bad. Not intentionally, but situations change.

    Huskies GoHuskies Go2 ամիս առաջ
  • Feral humans need to be handle as cats for å help them also

    PocholaPochola2 ամիս առաջ
  • Thank you for your empathy for people and animals.

    Beverly and KissieBeverly and Kissie2 ամիս առաջ
  • Yay you! Uplifting and refreshing to hear someone speaking truth and wisdom

    Melodie StewartMelodie Stewart2 ամիս առաջ
  • You are amazing!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Ilianna BalasiIlianna Balasi2 ամիս առաջ
  • I used to be a cat haorder in my younger years. Its started off as somone leaving their pets behind and I took them in.After that, more stray cats popped up and kittens were made. I wanted to take care of all of them since where I was at, people werent fond of cats. It was overwhelming. I should've stopped while I was ahead but at least all 20 of them found new homes eventually and the good feelings I feel about them leaving trumps the good feelings I got being surrounded by them. Years later, I finally got 2 new cats and they're more than enough for me :3

    cincygacincyga2 ամիս առաջ
    • Also yes. I have mental illness.

      cincygacincyga2 ամիս առաջ
  • I love this!!! I find so often in the cat rescue community that people have huge hearts and lots of compassion for cats, but that doesn't always extend to people. In my experience, cat hoarders have huge hearts but don't have the means or connections to support their compassion. 💓💓

    Sherrie DennehySherrie Dennehy2 ամիս առաջ
  • Hoarding is misunderstood. Thank you Hanna for addressing the issue compassionately.

    D HankD Hank2 ամիս առաջ
  • Such a lovely, Star! lady xx stay safe .. Wish more people like you / us!... juju UK.

    Julien CartwrightJulien Cartwright2 ամիս առաջ
  • My family lives in a caul de sac and my mom loves cats so does the two neighbors we have but strays get dropped off so we end up with babies.

    shadow bonnieshadow bonnie2 ամիս առաջ
  • What a sweet little bisquit maker.

    grytlappargrytlappar2 ամիս առաջ
  • How many cats do you need to have to be a hoarder?

    Char AznableChar Aznable2 ամիս առաջ
  • The world needs more people like you 💕💕💕💕

    Bianca SnashallBianca Snashall2 ամիս առաջ
  • That's not just with cat hoarding. That's people period. Most people are distrusting or feel shame on some level because of how other people have treated them in the past, often unfairly. I'm glad you are a cat lady, but I hope people like you do so much more to bless the world.

    Bizzy GBizzy G2 ամիս առաջ
  • I am trying to start my own colony. Right now I have four cats in my shed that I trapped across town in the city. If I can get to 20 or 30 cats by the spring I would be so happy.

    JosephJoseph2 ամիս առաջ
  • We had a lady who would always give food to the cats on the streets, even though she knew they had owners, ofcourse i didn't judge her, but seeing others do it broke my heart, i don't live in my old streets anymore since I moved in with my husband, hope she's doing okay

    Gaming DivinityGaming Divinity2 ամիս առաջ
  • Thanks for your compassionate approach on this topic. My own mother is a cat hoarder. We keep things under control and we have to be very vigilant because of this behavior. Two years ago she had about 12 rescued cats, who were living in and out. I know it comes from loneliness, emptiness and unfulfilled affective needs. Is something deep inside her psyche, even though she had everything in life. She has the need to take care of something that gives her back unconditional love. At least we can provide with the economical support to keep things under control. She's 84 years old, I love her and all I can do is respect her love for cats and be supportive as far as I can. We vaccine, spay and neuter the cats at the Humane Society, because is cheap and they try their best to educate people on the problem of dogs and cats overpopulation.

    Rosani LebronRosani Lebron2 ամիս առաջ
  • Most Cat Hoarders are quite good people. There are so many animals in need,especially right now, it is harder than ever. And Veterinarians are just Evil with their cost to help animals. Unless you already have a connection, it can just be a compounded bad situation.

    Little Dragon Cat VLittle Dragon Cat V2 ամիս առաջ
  • kitten lady fans are the nicest people ever. best fan base!

    Jayrec12Jayrec122 ամիս առաջ
  • I want that cat she’s a sweetheart.

    jason wisejason wise2 ամիս առաջ
  • You are amazing. I've been watching your videos lately and I have subscribed. You are very inspirational. Mostly, I think you have the biggest heart and have a beautiful kind and generous heart. This video is proof positive of that and so many of your other videos that I've watched. You do amazing work with the kittens and cats. It seems like a very big responsibility that you've taken on but one I can see you love. We need more people in the world like you! I love cats and have always had cats in my household. Keep on doing the good work. XXOO

    Amy L. EbbersAmy L. Ebbers2 ամիս առաջ
  • I am a cat horder at heart. But now i will know better. I see how it can get out of control. I just have the one cat, and she hates other cats, and even hates kittens. She won't let me have another cat, which is probably a good thing.

    Dawn WoodDawn Wood2 ամիս առաջ
  • My great grandmother was a cat hoarder. She had about 30 cats that were in and out of the house. She was 96 when she passed, and had no ability to take care of them for the last ten years of her life, so my grandfather dropped off food, scooped litter boxes, and refilled water, but I’m sure that some of them had medical problems that were never addressed. I loved my grosmutty, but she had none of the recourses she needed to take on such a big responsibility, I wish there was someone like you to have helped her back then.

    Lily RayLily Ray2 ամիս առաջ
  • A lot of animal hoarders have severe mental illness..

    Karen LeeKaren Lee2 ամիս առաջ
  • Great video, love how Sventlana just kneads in your hands.

    Henry BrightonHenry Brighton2 ամիս առաջ
  • CATLIFE!!!

    tank darlatank darla2 ամիս առաջ
  • So true! Thanks for showing people how we should behave towards others with empathy and compassion.

    MellieMellie2 ամիս առաջ
  • Bravo! Thank you! I can understand the shame, and being overwhelmed. That's how I ended up with my 12. They are all well taken care of and very loved!

    Amy BeckerAmy Becker2 ամիս առաջ
  • I have a 3 cats and I feel like I have too many

    World BuilderWorld Builder2 ամիս առաջ
  • I lived in the country growing up...countless times people were dropping off cats and dogs. One year we had 20 something cats dropped off and 30 something dogs dropped off. We found homes for all of them save for 3 cats and 2 dogs. We had to take them to the shelter but we did our best.

    ThatDarkAuroraThatDarkAurora2 ամիս առաջ
  • This was a really interesting video and Svetlana is gorgeous 💞

    Lucy PatonLucy Paton2 ամիս առաջ
  • You are such an incredible person

    Savannalee HodgkinsonSavannalee Hodgkinson2 ամիս առաջ
  • Idky but watching this video made me tear up a lot. I grew up in a situation where we were trying to rescue cats but didn't have the means, and things quickly spiraled out of control and we wound up having like 20 cats in the house. We got them taken care of and eventually they were rehomed, but it was hard and dirty and very emotional. Thank you so much for your understand and most importantly for helping these kitties and the people who really just wanted to give love and do a good thing. It means a lot to hear someone who actually understands and has empathy. ♥ thank you

    ChasiaLilyChasiaLily2 ամիս առաջ
    • I'm so glad you guys managed to get out of the situation. As a vet assistant, I have so much sympathy for you. These kinds of things are rarely 'purposefully' neglectful, and it's so hard for people to understand that.

      Casper GhostlyCasper Ghostly2 ամիս առաջ
  • You give me hope in humanity

    HosnHosn2 ամիս առաջ
  • I think that there are a lot of people who feel socially isolated and uncomfortable around people, and it's great that a least some of them are getting the help they need. Thank you.

    SomeoneImSureSomeoneImSure2 ամիս առաջ
  • ❤️

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