publication . Article . 2013

Early stage animal hoarders: are these owners of large numbers of adequately cared for cats?

Archivaldo Reche Junior;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2013
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Animal hoarding is a spectrum-based condition in which hoarders are often reported to have had normal and appropriate pet-keeping habits in childhood and early adulthood. Historically, research has focused largely on well established clinical animal hoarders with little work targeted towards the onset and development of animal hoarding. This study investigated whether a Brazilian population of owners of what might typically be considered an excessive number (20 or more) of cats were more likely to share the commonly reported psychological and demographic profile of animal hoarders than owners of 1-2 cats drawn from the same population. Psychological traits measu...
Subjects
free text keywords: C800 Psychology, D328 Animal Welfare, C840 Clinical Psychology
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