Vanessa Cecil, 63, is living in two cars with her three dogs and four cats

Gazette & Herald: Vanessa Cecil with her dogs, Mouse and Josh Vanessa Cecil with her dogs, Mouse and Josh

VANESSA Cecil never thought she would have to call her car her home. She also never thought she would be evicted from the house she had lived in for 20 years and brought her two daugthers up in.

Now living in two cars – her three dogs and four cats in one and herself in the other – the woman who used to run a wine business in Helmsley, and an interior design business in Easingwold, is living a life far from what she has been used to.

Despite being offered help from concerned friends and family, the 63-year-old cannot bear to leave the area where she used to live, which her cars now overlook.

“I have my cars, I own them and no one can take them away from me. I could not bear to be in another rented house only to have that stripped away from me again,” she said. “This has been like a savage beating for me. I believed that I would be able to stay in my home for life.”

Vanessa was evicted last week from her rented farmhouse in Carlton, Helmsley, after being served with an eviction notice in February last year.

Since then she has battled with the courts, who evicted her firstly on the grounds of a shorthold tenancy agreement and later, when that was disputed, for non-payment of rent, for more time to find somewhere else to live.

“I take responsibility for some of the mistakes in my life and I admit in the past I may have been six months behind on rent, but I calculated it and got the numbers together and believe I had overpaid.

“I think, from my accent, they thought I was posh, but I want people to know that this can happen to anyone, no matter what background you are from.”

Wearing four layers of clothing, a woollen hat and rubbing her hands together to keep warm, Vanessa’s main possessions are now only the essentials for herself and food for her companions.

The rest of her life is packed away in a shipping container with some of it still on the side of the road outside of what she used to call her home.

Despite this though, she says she has no current plans to move on. “There is no plan at the moment. I’m going to stay here until I’ve gathered myself together and I know what to do,” she said.

For Vanessa this is the second time she has been evicted. In 1993, she was forced to leave her home after her split from her late husband, David, the twin brother of the late racehorse trainer Sir Henry Cecil.

“When David left me I went to the doctor, who told me I was borderline clinically depressed, so I took the medication to make sure I pulled myself together. I have to be careful otherwise I might start to suffer again.”

Her daughters, Sapphire, 30 and Anoushka, 38 both live in London and are “frantic with worry” about their mother’s living arrangements.

But Vanessa is refusing to accept help if it means she cannot take her animals with her.

She said: “It is extremely difficult to find somewhere that will take animals. Occasionally you will get somewhere which allows for one pet, but not four dogs and three cats. I’d rather die than have to give them up.”

Vanessa has been in contact with housing charity Shelter, who she says has been supporting her.

Ryedale District Council is also aware of Vanessa’s situation and has offered to help her find her alternative accommodation.

A member of Ryedale District Council Housing Options team, who works with people to help solve housing issues, said: “Yes, we have been involved with this lady and we have absolutely been working with her to discuss the options available to her.”

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11:37am Wed 11 Dec 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article... Ignatius Lumpopo

12:03pm Wed 11 Dec 13

MrsHoney says...

I can understand her reluctance to give up her pets, I would hate to be in the same position. She does have to consider what's best for them though, living in a car? Perhaps she could negotiate a temporary arrangement with a shelter? I don't know if that's possible. What happens when the weather turns cold again, it's all very well her not wanting to leave the area but needs must.
I can understand her reluctance to give up her pets, I would hate to be in the same position. She does have to consider what's best for them though, living in a car? Perhaps she could negotiate a temporary arrangement with a shelter? I don't know if that's possible. What happens when the weather turns cold again, it's all very well her not wanting to leave the area but needs must. MrsHoney

1:27pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Andy449 says...

Plenty of private landlords allow you to keep pets just so long as you're happy to put down a larger deposit in order to cover any damage they may cause.

I suspect that publicising the fact that she was willfully behind on rent payments (by 6 months?!?) will prove to be a bigger hindrance to finding somewhere to live.

From the story, it would appear that she's had nearly 2 years to resolve this and has failed to do so - hence, very little sympathy here I'm afraid.
Plenty of private landlords allow you to keep pets just so long as you're happy to put down a larger deposit in order to cover any damage they may cause. I suspect that publicising the fact that she was willfully behind on rent payments (by 6 months?!?) will prove to be a bigger hindrance to finding somewhere to live. From the story, it would appear that she's had nearly 2 years to resolve this and has failed to do so - hence, very little sympathy here I'm afraid. Andy449

1:28pm Wed 11 Dec 13

plstar says...

I wonder where all her money went? With the amount of cash she had from her marriage/divorce to be in such a situation as this is incredible.

http://www.telegraph
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I wonder where all her money went? With the amount of cash she had from her marriage/divorce to be in such a situation as this is incredible. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/1 356069/Henry-Cecils- brother-loses-divorc e-fight.html plstar

2:01pm Wed 11 Dec 13

take 5 says...

plstar very true she's got through a load of cash somewhwere !!!
plstar very true she's got through a load of cash somewhwere !!! take 5

2:11pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Fabius the Delayer says...

I wonder what her reaction would have been had i parked my car on the drive of her rented farmhouse in Carlton, Helmsley and announced i was living there..! "Get off my Larnd ! " would have been the reaction Ill bet .
Personally Id have payed my rent before buying dog food for half a dozen animals and throwing myself on the mercy of the state. Also
I don't want to add to here misery but, I don't think any insurance company insures cars without a postal address, Does her car Insurance company know she is of no fixed abode. I can't see them keeping here existing polices if they knew.
I wonder what her reaction would have been had i parked my car on the drive of her rented farmhouse in Carlton, Helmsley and announced i was living there..! "Get off my Larnd ! " would have been the reaction Ill bet . Personally Id have payed my rent before buying dog food for half a dozen animals and throwing myself on the mercy of the state. Also I don't want to add to here misery but, I don't think any insurance company insures cars without a postal address, Does her car Insurance company know she is of no fixed abode. I can't see them keeping here existing polices if they knew. Fabius the Delayer

2:39pm Wed 11 Dec 13

The Grim Reaper says...

Stupid is as stupid does....
Stupid is as stupid does.... The Grim Reaper

3:07pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Exiled1 says...

She says they cant take her cars off her, but if she no longer has a permanent address that may invalidate the tax and insurance??
She says they cant take her cars off her, but if she no longer has a permanent address that may invalidate the tax and insurance?? Exiled1

3:45pm Wed 11 Dec 13

MrChuckles says...

No Sympathy i'm afraid! Had more than enough time to sort this and obviously felt she was immune to what is a reality for many.
No Sympathy i'm afraid! Had more than enough time to sort this and obviously felt she was immune to what is a reality for many. MrChuckles

5:15pm Wed 11 Dec 13

no_credit_check_apartments says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up! no_credit_check_apartments

5:16pm Wed 11 Dec 13

no_credit_check_apartments says...

no_credit_check_apar
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Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
Just see this and you will know what Im talking about...
http://www.visnova.u
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[quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up![/p][/quote]Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s no_credit_check_apartments

6:54pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Guy Fawkes says...

I wonder what her reaction would have been had i parked my car on the drive of her rented farmhouse in Carlton, Helmsley and announced i was living there..! "Get off my Larnd ! " would have been the reaction Ill bet .


Or if the farm was in Norfolk ... BANG ... BANG!

With the amount of cash she had from her marriage/divorce to be in such a situation as this is incredible.


£125k could easily evaporate pretty quickly if you're running a small business and it gets into trouble. What I don't understand is why she didn't buy a home outright when she came into that money: it would have given her security for life, and in 2000, £125k would have got you a pretty decent home (it wouldn't even get you a terrace on Leeman Road now, though).

I can't help wondering if there are mental health issues involved. She's even refusing help from her own daughters, and would prefer to live in a car than be parted from her pets. I didn't like having to leave my cat (with friends) when I emigrated from York to the US earlier this year, but I couldn't afford the transport and quarrantine, and so I had to - it was as simple as that.
[quote]I wonder what her reaction would have been had i parked my car on the drive of her rented farmhouse in Carlton, Helmsley and announced i was living there..! "Get off my Larnd ! " would have been the reaction Ill bet . [/quote] Or if the farm was in Norfolk ... BANG ... BANG! [quote]With the amount of cash she had from her marriage/divorce to be in such a situation as this is incredible.[/quote] £125k could easily evaporate pretty quickly if you're running a small business and it gets into trouble. What I don't understand is why she didn't buy a home outright when she came into that money: it would have given her security for life, and in 2000, £125k would have got you a pretty decent home (it wouldn't even get you a terrace on Leeman Road now, though). I can't help wondering if there are mental health issues involved. She's even refusing help from her own daughters, and would prefer to live in a car than be parted from her pets. I didn't like having to leave my cat (with friends) when I emigrated from York to the US earlier this year, but I couldn't afford the transport and quarrantine, and so I had to - it was as simple as that. Guy Fawkes

7:38pm Wed 11 Dec 13

chickpea says...

She does seem rather eccentric, perhaps mentally ill. She will only qualify for a one bedroomed flat with the council, which she really can't put all those animals in. Much as I adore my own dog, I think I would rather find him a nice new family to live with, rather than make him live in a cold car.
She does seem rather eccentric, perhaps mentally ill. She will only qualify for a one bedroomed flat with the council, which she really can't put all those animals in. Much as I adore my own dog, I think I would rather find him a nice new family to live with, rather than make him live in a cold car. chickpea

9:44pm Wed 11 Dec 13

courier46 says...

This is no place for these animals,are these dogs and cats locked in these cars?.Are the RSPCA checking this out?
This is no place for these animals,are these dogs and cats locked in these cars?.Are the RSPCA checking this out? courier46

9:50pm Wed 11 Dec 13

AnotherPointofView says...

no_credit_check_apar
tments
wrote:
no_credit_check_apar

tments
wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
Just see this and you will know what Im talking about...
http://www.visnova.u

s/#!no-credit-check-

apartments/c39s
What relevance has this American website got to do with this?

If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.
[quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up![/p][/quote]Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s[/p][/quote]What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant. AnotherPointofView

10:29pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Guy Fawkes says...

Are the RSPCA checking this out?


They are not nicknamed the Ruthless Society for Promoting the Cremation of Animals for nothing. The RSPCA is notorious for putting down virtually every animal that it gets its hands on. This lady probably knows that, and doesn't want her pets going near them.
[quote]Are the RSPCA checking this out?[/quote] They are not nicknamed the Ruthless Society for Promoting the Cremation of Animals for nothing. The RSPCA is notorious for putting down virtually every animal that it gets its hands on. This lady probably knows that, and doesn't want her pets going near them. Guy Fawkes

11:02pm Wed 11 Dec 13

MouseHouse says...

There are a couple of issues arising here:-

1) Animal welfare. This is not a reasonable habitat for so many animals. Putting aside for a moment the somewhat tarnished reputation of the RSPCA there are still grounds for legitimate concerns,

2) Hygiene. Where are the facilities this lady is using? Does she have access to a working toilet? Hot water to wash with and clean up?

Sort it lady, you're responsible for this. Sort it.
There are a couple of issues arising here:- 1) Animal welfare. This is not a reasonable habitat for so many animals. Putting aside for a moment the somewhat tarnished reputation of the RSPCA there are still grounds for legitimate concerns, 2) Hygiene. Where are the facilities this lady is using? Does she have access to a working toilet? Hot water to wash with and clean up? Sort it lady, you're responsible for this. Sort it. MouseHouse

12:11am Thu 12 Dec 13

Guy Fawkes says...

This is starting to add up to a serious intervention by social services and/or mental health professionals being needed, isn't it? It appears that:

1. She has refused offers of help from family and friends.
2. She seems to believe that her current living arrangements can continue indefinitely.
3. Her cars and belongings are trespassing on private land.

Sooner or later the landowner is going to lose patience, and although (s)he probably won't do a Tony Martin, legal proceedings to evict her will probably happen eventually. This lady needs professional help, and may need to be required to accept it whether she wishes to or not.
This is starting to add up to a serious intervention by social services and/or mental health professionals being needed, isn't it? It appears that: 1. She has refused offers of help from family and friends. 2. She seems to believe that her current living arrangements can continue indefinitely. 3. Her cars and belongings are trespassing on private land. Sooner or later the landowner is going to lose patience, and although (s)he probably won't do a Tony Martin, legal proceedings to evict her will probably happen eventually. This lady needs professional help, and may need to be required to accept it whether she wishes to or not. Guy Fawkes

8:04am Thu 12 Dec 13

The Grim Reaper says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
no_credit_check_apar tments wrote:
no_credit_check_apar tments wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s
What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.
Doing credit checks does not prevent people not paying their rent......dah
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up![/p][/quote]Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s[/p][/quote]What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.[/p][/quote]Doing credit checks does not prevent people not paying their rent......dah The Grim Reaper

12:11pm Thu 12 Dec 13

MrChuckles says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
no_credit_check_apar

tments
wrote:
no_credit_check_apar


tments
wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
Just see this and you will know what Im talking about...
http://www.visnova.u


s/#!no-credit-check-


apartments/c39s
What relevance has this American website got to do with this?

If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.
I get the impression the American website comment could be an ex-husband taking the ****!
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up![/p][/quote]Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s[/p][/quote]What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.[/p][/quote]I get the impression the American website comment could be an ex-husband taking the ****! MrChuckles

12:58pm Thu 12 Dec 13

YOYOwhy? says...

MrChuckles wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
no_credit_check_apar


tments
wrote:
no_credit_check_apar



tments
wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
Just see this and you will know what Im talking about...
http://www.visnova.u



s/#!no-credit-check-



apartments/c39s
What relevance has this American website got to do with this?

If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.
I get the impression the American website comment could be an ex-husband taking the ****!
I believe the ex-husband is now deceased ...
[quote][p][bold]MrChuckles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up![/p][/quote]Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s[/p][/quote]What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.[/p][/quote]I get the impression the American website comment could be an ex-husband taking the ****![/p][/quote]I believe the ex-husband is now deceased ... YOYOwhy?

1:51pm Thu 12 Dec 13

YorkPatrol says...

YOYOwhy? wrote:
MrChuckles wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
no_credit_check_apar tments wrote:
no_credit_check_apar tments wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...
Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up!
Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s
What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.
I get the impression the American website comment could be an ex-husband taking the ****!
I believe the ex-husband is now deceased ...
She should get back with him then
[quote][p][bold]YOYOwhy?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrChuckles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no_credit_check_apar tments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Circumstances change, and people obviously care about this woman. But note how the word 'compromise' doesn't appear anywhere in this article...[/p][/quote]Vanessa, don't give up! Living in a car doesn't have to be an option for you! work with a landlord that offers no credit check or retain a company in your area that provides co signor for rent services or landlord guarantee to get you in a warm, clean and safe place! Look at some options and don't give up![/p][/quote]Just see this and you will know what Im talking about... http://www.visnova.u s/#!no-credit-check- apartments/c39s[/p][/quote]What relevance has this American website got to do with this? If you are a landlord you would be mad to take on someone without doing a credit check. You would end up with a non-paying tenant.[/p][/quote]I get the impression the American website comment could be an ex-husband taking the ****![/p][/quote]I believe the ex-husband is now deceased ...[/p][/quote]She should get back with him then YorkPatrol

6:16pm Thu 12 Dec 13

inthesticks says...

This whole story is a bit mad and there is obviously more to it than meets the eye.
Having said that, if my elderly mother was living in a car in winter (or any time actually) I would have driven any distance and brought her to my home.
If you don`t pay your rent you are making yourself homeless according to law and it doesn`t matter if you come from a wealthy family or are on income support.
Another lesson to be learnt here is that pets cost a lot of money to keep in food and vets bills, so don`t get them if you can`t afford them. Too many people have too many pets and it`s all a bit OCD if you ask me.
This whole story is a bit mad and there is obviously more to it than meets the eye. Having said that, if my elderly mother was living in a car in winter (or any time actually) I would have driven any distance and brought her to my home. If you don`t pay your rent you are making yourself homeless according to law and it doesn`t matter if you come from a wealthy family or are on income support. Another lesson to be learnt here is that pets cost a lot of money to keep in food and vets bills, so don`t get them if you can`t afford them. Too many people have too many pets and it`s all a bit OCD if you ask me. inthesticks

8:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

brosoe says...

You couldn't make it up better than this could you?
She can afford to tax and insure 2 cars, she can afford to feed a menagerie, yet she can't afford her rent.
Now the whole world feels sorry for her (well, most of it).
Get a grip woman; shoot the animals, sell the cars, and buy a tent (pitch it somewhere outside of North Yorkshire though).
Oh, and go see a psychologist, may do more good than anything else.
You couldn't make it up better than this could you? She can afford to tax and insure 2 cars, she can afford to feed a menagerie, yet she can't afford her rent. Now the whole world feels sorry for her (well, most of it). Get a grip woman; shoot the animals, sell the cars, and buy a tent (pitch it somewhere outside of North Yorkshire though). Oh, and go see a psychologist, may do more good than anything else. brosoe

8:14pm Thu 12 Dec 13

courier46 says...

brosoe wrote:
You couldn't make it up better than this could you?
She can afford to tax and insure 2 cars, she can afford to feed a menagerie, yet she can't afford her rent.
Now the whole world feels sorry for her (well, most of it).
Get a grip woman; shoot the animals, sell the cars, and buy a tent (pitch it somewhere outside of North Yorkshire though).
Oh, and go see a psychologist, may do more good than anything else.
What an idiot comment,i despair at what some people have wrote on this page.
[quote][p][bold]brosoe[/bold] wrote: You couldn't make it up better than this could you? She can afford to tax and insure 2 cars, she can afford to feed a menagerie, yet she can't afford her rent. Now the whole world feels sorry for her (well, most of it). Get a grip woman; shoot the animals, sell the cars, and buy a tent (pitch it somewhere outside of North Yorkshire though). Oh, and go see a psychologist, may do more good than anything else.[/p][/quote]What an idiot comment,i despair at what some people have wrote on this page. courier46

11:14am Fri 13 Dec 13

flopflip says...

I'm horrified that my home town is full of such mean minded, horrible folk.
I'm horrified that my home town is full of such mean minded, horrible folk. flopflip

3:30pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Terry3 says...

Just read these posts.. Now i know why I left York. Too many narrow minded and mean people. To those of you that care, please try to help this lady and her pets.. There must be someone out there that can offer her a secure rental property.
Just read these posts.. Now i know why I left York. Too many narrow minded and mean people. To those of you that care, please try to help this lady and her pets.. There must be someone out there that can offer her a secure rental property. Terry3

6:25pm Fri 13 Dec 13

ouseswimmer says...

Really sorry to hear this story. A clear case of how things can escalate and so quickly. I am though always very wary of people with more than one cat or dog. They tend to pour all their emotional energy onto their pets and very often cut themselves off from people. Possibly one reason for the divorce. I hope she finds somewhere but really she should be looking at offers to house her cats or dogs because that is what's best for their health at present and I'm sure she would not want to cause hardship to them.
Really sorry to hear this story. A clear case of how things can escalate and so quickly. I am though always very wary of people with more than one cat or dog. They tend to pour all their emotional energy onto their pets and very often cut themselves off from people. Possibly one reason for the divorce. I hope she finds somewhere but really she should be looking at offers to house her cats or dogs because that is what's best for their health at present and I'm sure she would not want to cause hardship to them. ouseswimmer

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