The nurse appears crisply turned out and totally professional while at work in the hospital. When she goes home, she walks into gagging squalor.
She is a hoarder.
For some reason no one is quite sure of, a large percentage of those who hoard animals in Rhode Island are nurses, says E.J. Finocchio. Their professional lives are all about antiseptic efficiency. Their private lives are all about desperate, lonely, filthy isolation.
The nurses are just one of the strange and tragic twists in a tale of animal cruelty carried out by people convinced they are doing the caring thing.