Friday, February 4, 2011

New task force aims to fight hoarding

By Sarah Hollenbeck

From massive amounts of trash to abused animals, Lee County isn't immune to the compulsion known as hoarding. But now there's a new tool that is expected to help hoarders.

Officials with Lee County Animal Control say the inside of a Cape Coral home is enough to make your stomach turn.

They say the owner, who has a severe hoarding problem, was living with 10 dead cats and 70 more that are sick and skinny.

Had the owner not called 9-1-1 for medical help, she would still be living in filth.

Now, Animal Control and more than a dozen local agencies want to prevent hoarding cases from reaching a similar level..." More & video

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