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  1. #1
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    Elderly woman being evicted for feeding stray cat

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    This is the second time this apartment complex has been in the news this week. A few days ago, management told all the residents to rip up their gardens and flowers or they would do it for them. I think it is a disgrace to treat the elderly this way.
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  2. #2
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    That makes me so mad!!!!!

    I hope those in the community stand up for this woman! If I lived there I'd gather everyone I knew & would be sitting in the mayor's office!!!


    Nosy by Nature and a Websleuther by choice

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    This is really sad. I have always had flowers and bushes. The older I get, the fewer I have as it is getting harder for me to maintain them properly but I still have quite a lot. I can see where they would have to have some limits - vines that grow on the building for example - but to not be able to plant, tend, and enjoy what God has given is terrible. And like has been said, it gives the elderly something to do and be responsible for which aids in their health.

    Our older people's government units have huge cement pots by each unit to encourage them and some are spectacular when you drive by and it is sweet to see them tending them and watering them. Life would be very stark without these blessings (people & flowers). There is also a strip by the small patio/porch that can be planted.

    If this city has an active senior citizens group perhaps they can enlist the aid of the medical profession to attest to the benefits of these people staying active.

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    Someone must have been spying on the woman to be able to prove that she was feeding a cat. The goofy place must not want to pay for any extra water to pay for the elderly to have a small spot for flowers and plants. Next they'll probably ban showers and tell the folks to take sponge baths.

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    This is just crazy. Why can't the woman feed a cat or have a garden? We should all write letters to this place and give them a bit of kick azz. I just can't understand this type of insanity. The world has much bigger problems then to pick on the elderly. It's time the community there gather together and stand up for these people. What kind of people run a place like this? This is just so hard to believe. I'm so pisst off.

    Goz

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    "Fuller rejected the argument that feeding Bojangles will attract wild animals into the community.

    “Every night I just feed him and bring it (the food dish) in,” she said. “I have never seen a wild animal, except two foxes in the woods. They never came this way.”

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    This is a clear case of abuse of the elderly. Who owns these apartments? Can someone get the address etc? I would proudly want this woman as my neighbour. The people who gave her an eviction notice should be contacted by Dateline.

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    I think I can find out who owns the apartments. I'll search and post it here.
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    Cool

    I wonder how they know Bojangles is Morris's offspring? any reason to get the cat icon on here

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    The company that owns the apartments is Wellons Management in Dunn, N.C. Here is the article regarding the gardens...

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    Now they are taking the community center/church away from the same people!

    http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/ne...ch-664823.html
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    This is outrageous, elderly people love their gardens and taking care of small animals. My husband helps this elderly widow with her garden every year. We also use to live by this elderly man (who has since passed away) that would feed all the stray cats in the neighborhood, he enjoyed doing this, you could walk down the alley in back of our home and he would have little food bowls and water bowls for them at the back of his yard. Little pets like this lower their blood pressure and is very therapeutic for the elderly, the gardening will give them a bit of excercise. Someone needs to report this retirement home, what they are doing is wrong!!
    "What though the radiance which was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower: we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind." William Wordsworth

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    One good thing has come out of this, the Humane Society has rescued Mr.Bojangles.

    http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/ne...in-666406.html
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    Boy, I hope I am able to stay in my home. No flowers to enjoy, no light exercise to take care of them, show no kindness to animals, no going to church services and enjoying the comfort and closeness with clergy, maybe not getting laundry done if assistance is needed from family who can only come after work - what more can they do to these elderly people? Management better be careful, they and their parents will someday be elderly too. With the economy the way it is, management has no idea what their fate is and where they find themselves living out their later years.

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    http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/ne...es-668965.html

    Here is the latest on Bojangles and on Mrs.Fuller, the lady who is being evicted. I am so glad that I am not the only one who called in a complaint about the treatment of these residents.
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    That's ridiculous! I hope the people do picket. There is no excuse to evict and elderly woman who was feeding a stray..
    "The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair."

    -J. Edgar Hoover

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