Elderly Couple Found Living in Filth With Animals

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A Spartanburg County couple is in protective custody after police say they were found living in a filthy home filled with animals.
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Tina B

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#35
Jul 3, 2007
 
THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT THE ELDERLY CITIZENS OF OUR TOWN ARE EASILY FORGOTTEN,HOW ELSE COULD THINGS HAVE GOTTEN SO OUT OF CONTROL.NEIGHBORS JUST DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER LIKE THEY DID WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.MAYBE NOW THIS ELDERLY COUPLE CAN LIVE THE REST OF THEIR LIVES IN AN ENVIROMENT WHERE THEY CAN BE TAKEN CARE OF.
Tina B

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Jul 3, 2007
 
THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT THE ELDERLY CITIZENS OF OUR TOWN ARE EASILY FORGOTTEN,HOW ELSE COULD THINGS HAVE GOTTEN SO OUT OF CONTROL. NEIGHBORS JUST DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER LIKE THEY DID WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. MAYBE NOW THIS ELDERLY COUPLE CAN LIVE THE REST OF THEIR LIVES IN AN ENVIROMENT WHERE THEY CAN BE TAKEN CARE OF.
Glenn Crosby

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Jul 3, 2007
 
S.G.A. NASTY !
Glenn Crosby

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Jul 3, 2007
 
SGA > NASTY
miss

Lexington, SC

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#43
Jul 3, 2007
 
so seriously, no one ever checked on these people??? no neighbors? no family? nobody? thats sad. They noticed the horse before the ppl.
MC TEABAGS

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Jul 3, 2007
 
Twonkie wrote:
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The animals might get scrapie, and then where'd we be? We'd have mad cow ridden populace...no good. If we feed the people directly to the poor and hungry, then if they contract the disease we've also whiped out the poor...it's a "win, win"
EATING PEOPLE?????? THAT IS JUST, I MEAN, I CANT BELIEVE!...call me!
Surfing Gal

Lexington, SC

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Jul 3, 2007
 
This is sad, but on the other side of the coin - there are elderly who get mean and ugly if anyone tries to help them. They do not want "anyone messing with their business." They will even tell people to stay off their property. So people just give up on helping them. Not all elderly are gracious and grateful
Mary

Murrells Inlet, SC

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#52
Jul 3, 2007
 
I know this couple and it was reported THREE years ago and no one did anything.
Jack Black

Orangeburg, SC

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Jul 3, 2007
 
Mary wrote:
I know this couple and it was reported THREE years ago and no one did anything.
Why didnt you do something?

If you have known about this for 3 years you are just as much to blame.
Bill Clasko

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Jul 4, 2007
 
Surfing Gal wrote:
This is sad, but on the other side of the coin - there are elderly who get mean and ugly if anyone tries to help them. They do not want "anyone messing with their business." They will even tell people to stay off their property. So people just give up on helping them. Not all elderly are gracious and grateful
Agree with you totally on that point. Used to have one across the street that was as ornery as they get. NOW, she demanded her brothers (one very sick, the other in his seventies) keep up the house she, by order of their deceased father's will, had occupancy rights until her death. The taxes and upkeep were horrendous on the remaining kin BUT they dutifully tried to fufil their father's wishes.
NOW, if they came to see her/check on her, she'd more often than NOT answer the phone or the door. She'd call THEM if she wanted/needed anything. She was also one of those that wanted into everyone ELSE's business, nosin' about in other people's yards, BUT a ball or dog better not come in what she considered HER yard. I forgot something one day and had to return just a couple minutes after leaving to find her IN my driveway, staring thru the cracks in my privacy fence.
I notified her brother's who unfortunately can't do anything with her. They advised me to call the police and have her served a No-Trespass.

SO, the point is, there's ALOT of Alices Krantz" and "Mister Wilson" malcontents old grouches out there who are NOT the quissentental (SP) "Ma and Pa Kettles". Just like the one who GOT LIFE for killing the kid who 'stepped' on his lawn
Rottiegal

Sandston, VA

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This IS sad. Their children and grandchildren should be ashamed for letting it get so bad and to have them live in those conditions....no matter how 'close' they are (or not). No reason or excuse for anyone to live that way.
Sometimes you have to fight your elderly parents to get them and the anima
S from living out of the filth and horrible conditions. You have to involve social services, animal control and even get a lawyer. It's not easy when the elderly can't see the filth they are living in. We are going thro it now with my father. It's mentally draining and I can see why some kids just give up trying...but Not me! I love my father and refuse to let him live in conditions that I wouldn't let a animal live in!

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