Each community has its own ordinance on how many pets a household may have.
If you suspect animal hoarding, have an Animal Control worker assess the health of animals.
Be prepared that if the legal limit is imposed on one owner, the municipality will probably have to enforce it on all the residents in the surrounding area to manage complaints of unequal enforcement.
People who hoard animals frequently:
- Outwardly function well in society
- Believe that they are saving the animals from a terrible fate
- Have a shrewd ability to garner sympathy and support for their actions which often veil nightmarish conditions
- Usually hoard stuff as well