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Brenda Has a Meltdown on 'Confessions: Animal Hoarding' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 1st 2011 8:10AM
Brenda, Rabbit HoarderBrenda loves rabbits. So much so, in fact, that she shares her trailer with 130 rabbits. However, living with so many rabbits has put a huge strain on her relationships with friends and family.

So, on 'Confessions: Animal Hoarding' (Wed., 10PM ET on ANIMAL) Brenda turned to The Humane Society of the United States for help.

Discussing the needs of Brenda and the rabbits, the Humane Society's Cynthia Armstrong said her organization would be able to help find the rabbits find new homes and the veterinarian care they need.

It would also help Brenda start a new life for herself. However, it turns out that Brenda doesn't want to give up all her rabbits -- she was hoping to keep 50 or so. It also seems that she's only there because everyone else wants her to be.

As Cynthia points out, managing 50 rabbits and a job may be too much work for one person. To which a clearly distressed Brenda lashed out, saying "If you guys want to take 'em all and that will make everyone happy, then we can do that too."

Brenda then took off her microphone and as she prepared to walk out she said: "You guys come and you take 'em all. I'm finished."

A sad end to the meeting. We sure hope Brenda and her rabbits get all the help they need.

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Perhaps, she just had had it these people using her for another stupid reality show. I have watched a couple of these hoarding shows but then it just started to get to me that these were real people hurting, and I was watching something that should have remained private. These people are sick but how sick is it to profit off of their pain. In this society, everyone wants money and or fame by whatever means.

And, by the way they are just rabbits and they taste like chicken. People really do raise them for meat and fur. Maybe, just maybe, she finally realized that.

September 02 2011 at 8:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She really belives she is right. She can't take care of herself, her life is a wreck. She cannot care for these poor rabbits and she is seeing herself as a victim. The animals appear to be the victims...not her. She can make choices, the animals have their choices made by this unstable woman. Sad.

September 02 2011 at 8:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She's merely keeping a convenient food source closeby during the current economic uncertainty.

September 02 2011 at 7:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She was typical, pathetic, angry, defensive, nasty, hoarding behavior. I worked with a "rescue" for a time and it was the same thing. The woman was a hoarder, in horrible conditions, gathering parrots for free and then breeding them. She was one of the most twisted, manipulative, horrible, lying people I had ever met.

September 02 2011 at 7:21 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

It's on thing if people are hoarding things, but to hoard animals is animal cruelty and they should be subject to felony charges.

September 02 2011 at 7:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

If she lives alone and wants her rabbits, then let her. Who are we to always tell people how they have to live, if it doesn't effect anyone else, let her live there life.

September 02 2011 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Grace's comment

If she has animals that she cannot properly pay vet bills for, feed, keep in a sanitary, safe, and healthy environment, she is being abusvie. If she is keeping them in her car...hello this is not reasonable and rational behaviour. Thge woman is a hoarder and she is angry, defensive and bitter as with most people who defend their addiction. She will not become happy until she resolves her conflict nor will those pathetic rabbits she is allowed to hoard and abuse due to hoarding.

September 02 2011 at 8:02 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

I wish she used The Junkluggers.com, they probably could help her, they helped me

September 02 2011 at 6:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


September 02 2011 at 4:18 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Inhumane Society, ya mean. Here in Minnesota, the Humane Society has been euthanizing hundred and hundred of cats this year, instead of trying harder to get them adopted. Only recently have they started a program to reduce the number of euthanized cats (and dogs!) Giving up you animals to the Inhuman Society is certain death. I can see why this lady doesn't want to give up her rabbits if they are just going to be put to death and then cremated. : O

September 02 2011 at 12:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to starshutch's comment

Depends on which humane society you are talking abaout. Many folks call their local pound the Humane Society when it is the local pound and local euthanizer. There are branches of the Humane Society which are just that Humane. Leaving these rabbits in a confined area, with males fighting and killing and the babies...helllo the conditions are less than humane at her house and in her car. Maybe it is a lose lose situation. SPAY AND NEUTER.

September 02 2011 at 8:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

People - who needs them - when you have lots of furry friends! 50 rabbits is not too many, and soon she would have more bunnies, anyway! I want to be a crazy cat lady when I get old. ; D Then again... maybe rabbits!

September 02 2011 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to starshutch's comment

Hey crazy ol' cat lady. It's me, kooky ol' ferret guy.

September 02 2011 at 7:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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