when you keep taking in animals you cant afford to care for and they're slowly starving to death i would say its hoarding. I agree with everything everyone else has said. Everyone has a different idea of what its is. I have a friend who thinks i'm a hoarder because i have more than one pet. thats his perception. He doesnt understand how i can manage kids, dogs and cats but its because he isnt in my place. We just spent $400 on our cats vet bill when she got sick and needed fluid drained from her lungs. yes it set us back but she's healthy and happy again and we're rebuilding what we spent. the thing thats funny about his perception is his parents (he lives with them when he's not at college) has 3 dogs and a cat. I'm curious to know what he would say if i brought that up.