It's spreading across neighborhoods in Ohio. The problem of extreme hoarding. It effects an estimated 500,000 people in the state. Extreme hoarding involves individuals who can't control the urge to collect or save items.
Sue Cummings is an inspector with the Summit County Health Department. She told NewsChannel 5 of a case involving a 62-year old woman who collected cats.
Surprisingly, the woman lived in the home for years until she was persuaded to move out this past June. NewsChannel 5 reports the woman is attempting to repair the home, but it has been condemned. Cummings says the home had cat feces everywhere, holes in the floor and cat food laying out.
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