Hoarders growing in prevalence

A Palm Bay man arrested after police found 100 dead snakes in his home does not fit the profile of the typical pet hoarder.

Barry Walter, 43, faces 122 counts of animal cruelty, charges stemming from when a cleaning crew stumbled upon plastic storage containers of abandoned snakes in addition to extensive collections of comic books, Star Wars memorabilia and GI Joe action figures.

Such stories are becoming more common, and animal hoarding is — for the first time — being extensively studied by those in the medical field.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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