|Published:||Aug 19, 2010 3:39 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 19, 2010 12:40 AM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Animal Services says they're aggressively going after people who hoard and abuse animals.
The news coming after two additional cases of animal abuse were found in a farm and North Fort Myers home.
Animal control attributes a majority of the cases to mental illness including hoarding. Women between the ages of 50 and 59 make up the largest number of arrests.
Mental health experts have also found a link between animal hoarders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Animal control does offer a variety of services for struggling pet owners.
They include a pet pantry, taking animals in no questions asked and even getting people in-touch with mental health experts to treat hoarding.
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