Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Are You An Animal Hoarder? [QUIZ]

Cats.
Flickr user: Marianne Perdomo

Fifteen dogs were recently removed from a Howell Township home after there were reports of the animals being neglected.

How common is animal hoarding in New Jersey? I came across an online quiz that could help you figure out if you have a problem. Check it out below, courtesy of the Bio Behavioral Institute.

SCORING GUIDE: Add up the responses to all the questions to earn a total score. The higher your total score, the more likely it is that you may be suffering from animal hoarding.

This quiz is not intended to be a diagnostic tool. If you suspect that you may have hoarding, please seek an evaluation by a mental health professional trained in the diagnosis of treatment of OCD and related disorders.

Answer the following questions using the grading scale below
not at all somewhat very much
1 2 3 4 5

1. My relationships with my pets have interfered with my social relationships. ______
2. My animals are a source of conflict with my family. ______
3. I am not sure how many animals I actually have. ______
4. I spend most of my finances to provide for my animals.____
5. I have difficulty navigating my home due to all of the animal cages, toys for the animals, etc. ______
6. I avoid having people over because of all the mess. ______
7. I experience anxiety and/or discomfort at the thought of giving any of my animals away for adoption._____
8. Others may find it difficult to walk through my house because of all the clutter. ____
9. It is difficult to find things you are looking for in my house. ______
10. My furniture (table, etc.) cannot be used as intended because it is covered with things. ____
11. I do not spade or neuter my animals and keep all of the litters. ______
12. I care for my animals in an appropriate way. ______
13. I know people think I have a lot of animals, but I don’t agree. ______
14. I hide from people the number of actual animals I keep in my home. ______
15. I know I have a lot of animals, but still desire to have more. ______
16. I sometimes neglect my own self upkeep because I am too busy caring for my animals. ______
17. I can’t imagine my life without animal relationships.____
18. I often feel lonely. ______
19. People comment that my house has a bad odor. ______
20. Law enforcement officials have come to my home regarding noise, smell, or complaints by neighbors.

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!