Do you or someone you know have concerns regarding the welfare of an animal?
Animal hoarding is the accumulation of large numbers of animals as domestic pets without the ability to properly provide an adequate standard of nutrition, sanitation, and veterinary care for the animal.
Animal hoarders have a sense of responsibility for their animals and believe they can communicate and empathise with them. But unfortunately due to the large numbers of animals they may keep, caring for them becomes unsustainable and lead to conditions of squalor.
Who to Contact
If you come across a case of animal hoarding, please contact Maroondah City Council’s local laws team on 1300 88 22 33.
The local laws team can assist in a variety of situations relating to the care and management of animals. They can also provide advice and referral to the RSPCA for animal cruelty and negligence investigations.