Bio-One cleaned out a home in Polk County, Florida, when a Hoarder was discovered by pure coincidence. The Hoarder was to be evicted from the rental property due to nonpayment. The local Sherriff's office came to evict him from the property and this was when the situation of Hoarding was discovered. He had been hoarding many dogs within the home and living in deplorable conditions. Animal Control came out and confiscated the animals. The Hoarder was taken into custody at the moment of discovery. The whole situation was incredibly sad and ultimately could have been avoided.
The owner of the property hired Bio-One to do the cleanout of the home.
Walking into the home, it was hard to believe that a person and the animals were living in a home with such deplorable conditions. There were huge piles of dog feces and layers of soiled newspapers scattered around the home. The home was also infested with rats, roaches, and spiders. The cobwebs were something that you would see in a horror film. It was unreal!
Another home we cleaned out, the woman, lived in an affluent neighborhood, landscaped yards, huge mansions, and little did anyone know, she was a cat hoarder. From the outside of her home everything looked perfect. With its fresh cut grass, trimmed bushes, and beautiful blooming flowers, the home from the outside looked like something you would see in a home magazine. But, inside is where the perfect picture setting quickly changed. She hardly had any furniture within the home and cats running everywhere! Any bits of furniture she did have were completely soiled in feces and urine. It was completely falling apart. Every inch of the floor was covered in animal droppings. The home smelled like a dirty litterbox! It was horrifying that this elderly lady was living out her golden years in such a sad state. Our hearts broke for the woman and the animals living in such conditions.
Unfortunately, this is something that Bio-One is seeing more and more frequently.