The hoarding of animals is a huge health hazard for people and animals living in the house and the surrounding neighborhood.
You've heard of people who collect everything that they have ever owned, right? Well, some collectors also collect cats and they are called animal hoarders. Animal Control has assisted in the removal of up to 80 cats in one home. These cats are usually feral (wild). They are left to wander the house unspayed or unneutered where they may reproduce into the hundreds. Cats defecate wherever they choose because of the lack of litter boxes.