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When home is a zoo

With help from Boston veterinarian Gary Patronek, a new series sheds light on animal hoarding

Don confesses on the show about his hoarding of cats. Don confesses on the show about his hoarding of cats. (Animal Planet)
By Bella English
Globe Staff / August 3, 2010

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Watching “Confessions: Animal Hoarding’’ on Animal Planet is like watching an autopsy: horrifying but fascinating. The six-part series, which started July 21, features people who have an insane, unsanitary slew of animals in their home. Each episode tells two stories: two different hoarders, dozens of animals, concerned (and exasperated) family members, and experts. (Full article: 1300 words)

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