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Inside Animal Hoarding: The Story of Barbara Erickson and her 522 Dogs Arnold Arluke

Inside Animal Hoarding: The Story of Barbara Erickson and her 522 Dogs

Arnold Arluke

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ISBN : 9781557535115
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230 pages
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Inside Animal Hoarding profiles one of the largest and most intriguing cases of animal hoarding in recent history. Celeste Killeens investigation pries open the door to Barbara Ericksons hidden and closely guarded life, offering an in-depth view ofMoreInside Animal Hoarding profiles one of the largest and most intriguing cases of animal hoarding in recent history. Celeste Killeens investigation pries open the door to Barbara Ericksons hidden and closely guarded life, offering an in-depth view of animal hoarding. The chaos and torment discovered by local officials whod responded to a ramshackle farmhouse in eastern Oregon was described as otherworldly, unbelievable. But, it was only the sad ending to a lifelong story of betrayal, abuse and abandonment. This in-depth look at how animal hoarding developed in one womans life offers the rich detail and context so important in understanding how to recognize and respond to it and maybe even prevent it. Dr. Arnold Arlukes discussion follows the Erickson story with current research on animal hoarding and how it ties into the Erickson case. Drawing from his background in sociology and extensive study of the human/animal relationship, Arluke offers further insight about animal hoarders, how they see themselves, how society deals with them, and why people find them so perplexing. This integration of investigative journalism and scholarship offers a fresh approach with appeal to a broad audience of readers, those new to learning about the phenomenon, and those with first-hand experience in the animal welfare field.