Kids removed: Filthy home

Local6.com is reporting the parents of two children were arrested Thursday after Seminole County sheriff's deputies discovered their Longwood home covered in trash, reeking of animal urine and full of insects, according to authorities. Full Story
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Confused

Malone, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2009
WHAT The heck??? I cant even stand when the toliet seat is left up let alone anything left in it. Absolutely disgusting!!!!

Since: Jan 09

Deltona, FL

#3 Apr 3, 2009
I can't understand how anyone can live in filth like that! It's one thing if you want to live like that, but to allow your child to live like that! Those children are so much better off without either one of them!
Kathy Collier

Enterprise, AL

#5 Apr 3, 2009
I am glad that the children will now have a chance to be free from all the mess. I don't understand any parent letting their house get that nasty & then not cleaning it up when given the chance. I guess they just didn't care that they would lose their kids what a shame.
phoenix

United States

#6 Apr 4, 2009
Maybe they are close to nature.
please stop judging

United States

#7 Apr 4, 2009
Kathy Collier wrote:
I am glad that the children will now have a chance to be free from all the mess. I don't understand any parent letting their house get that nasty & then not cleaning it up when given the chance. I guess they just didn't care that they would lose their kids what a shame.
kathy u know nothing about my family and i..no one likes to be judged from someone that doesnt know them and i dont think if something happened to you no matter what it was and there were false allegations against you would you honestly want to read people judging you when you already have enough going as it is?? i am heartbroken right now and will be until my children are returned i have cried so much i dont think i even have tears left to cry with but the manage to come out anyways..for the last two nights i haven't slept very much and when i do all i dream about is being told by the judge mrs rondon go get your kids and just picking my two babies up and hugging them and kissing them until eternity, i cant even imagine letting them go after i have my arms wrapped around them..they are also devistated about this situation i wonder if anyone really thinks about kids when they say i hope they aren't return to their parents?? or if they are just being mean?? i dont care about myself in that aspect just the kids exspecially with the spectacle that the police have made this..do you know what the first thing i thought when i saw it, not they are lying or those jerks, it was i cant believe that the law enforcement can stand there and say they are doing this in the best interest of the children and then parade this whole thing on the news, i mean their friends parents are going to see this and my biggest worry is not what they think of me but what is going to be the end results of the friendships of my kids?? hopefully all will be forgiven but what if its not?? what if they tell their children they cant have anything to do with mine?? does that make sense to you?? we are not bad people and i hope u can take it at that i know you dont know me but i am not a fake person and never have been if you met me on the street or somewhere else we would get along even friends maybe...i am actually a very kind person above and beyond all this mess that is going on...it is my fault like i said no excuses, one mistake and you think my kids should be taken away and not returned??seriously?? and please remember that what the news says isnt always the truth or 100% of the truth, dont worry we will do something about that as well but right now i just want to focus on getting the kids home with us. alot of the stuff said is false and i mean severly false we do care very much about our kids they are my heart and soul and we made a mistake...doesnt everyone sooner or later?? not that i am making an excuse for what happened because there is none and trust me we have learned a very hard lesson with this and the so called "chance" that we got didn't expire until friday which we were in the process of rectifying things but like i said we were made an example of..the whole thing with several chances thing is crap...the investigator came late tuesday night and had made an agreement plan to have everything done by friday...now you heard friday right...they came thursday...so to clarify friday was the deadline but they came thursday and were in the process of cleaning up...now this whole crap about march and april if u noticed they didn't say what day in march..yeah thats because it was march 31st so they wanted to make it look like this had been going on for weeks when it was only technically one full day because it was late tuesday was the initial visit then thursday it was a little after 12pm now do you see what i mean?? i hope that you as well as others can take this into consideration when watching these news channels and stories on websites....thank you
kelly

Whitehall, PA

#8 Apr 4, 2009
Sorry lady, no pity here. No one should have to come into your home and give you time to clean it up because it is unsafe and unhealthy for children to live in. NOt one day, not 2 days. If you cared about your children they wouldn't be living with broken toilets, cat crap all over and fleas. Your kids may be upset right now, but if you didn't care enough about them to do the right thing to start with, then just leave them where they are, where they may have a fighting chance in hell to find out how it is to live like a normal person. Because by the sounds of it, they haven't had that opportunity up til now. You may be poor, but being poor is not an excuse for living like animals and subjecting children to the same lifstyle. I wouldn't worry about parents not allowing their children to play with yours, because in time your kids wouldn't bring anyone home due to embarrassment. Have you no shame? No reason in this world to live like a filthy pig, rich, middle class or poor. Just plain lazy. If you can't clean your house or take the garbage out, I am positive you aren't doing much for the kids either. Absolutely disgusting they had to live like that. I do not feel sorry for you one bit, although I do have pity on your children and what they had to endure for god knows how long.
R Man

Winter Park, FL

#9 Apr 4, 2009
Hrm. I filed a complaint against Cassandra Gunter once. This house was a palace compared to that dump, yet when the cops arrived, they said everything was fine. 'A little messy, and they need to call an exterminator' is all they said. This after having her kid taken away once and the trailer she lived in condemned because of a similar problem. By the way, in that case the kids were returned because the judge said a filthy home wasn't reason even to take the children away. I love how much these people really care about the children.
please stop judging

United States

#10 Apr 4, 2009
R Man wrote:
Hrm. I filed a complaint against Cassandra Gunter once. This house was a palace compared to that dump, yet when the cops arrived, they said everything was fine.'A little messy, and they need to call an exterminator' is all they said. This after having her kid taken away once and the trailer she lived in condemned because of a similar problem. By the way, in that case the kids were returned because the judge said a filthy home wasn't reason even to take the children away. I love how much these people really care about the children.
This is the first time this has happened we got in a slump never said anything about being poor nor did i give that as an excuse i do love my children and we will get them back and move on from this...and i couldnt imagine my children moving on without us because we have very close bond and that has never been questioned by anyone ever...i dont ask for any pity maybe a little understanding everyone ends up doing something wrong i could understand if this was a reaccuring issue but it isnt and it wont be...in the end we will be reunited and live a happy, healthy and CLEAN life...thanks for your concern
Kelsey

Hutchinson, KS

#11 Aug 1, 2009
I feel like every child is a blessing and we should take care of them like God would. To let a child live in filth and to let them get sick all the time is just aweful. We as Americans have more in the world than any other country. We should use the resources we have and be better people. The truthfull thing is that we just plain don't care anymore. I work in a mortgage department and I look at appraisals everyday. You would be suprised to see how many people are nasty filthy and just plain don't care to pick up their homes. This is even in a small town in Kansas. I would hate to see large cities. No one takes pride in what they have anymore because we don't have to work very hard to get things. I think that God is very ashamed of people now adays and I forsee the world only getting worse. Unfortunetly no one really cares enough about their children now a days. When my daughter was born I was so excited to hold her and take care of her. She is such a blessing to have in my life and yes my house is VERY Clean!! I am proud to say that I respect my family enough to take pride in cleaning my house even if that means giving up my personal time to do so. I love my child and would do anything for her. So for you to sit there and say booh ho poor me, they took my kids cause I'ma bad mom. Too bad Bitch. Shame on you and I hpoe that they treate you just like you are treating them now when you are older if you even have the chance to see them ever again. I hope you truly don't get them back.
Susan

Kissimmee, FL

#12 Aug 4, 2009
To "please stop judging"

It's one thing to have a messy house because you get busy and life just happens. I have to admit..my house can get messy, I have a large family. So, I understand. It's something completely different to live in filth. For the authorities to come and remove the kids it must've been bad. I don't think I would be able to sleep either and since I wouldn't be able to sleep I would get off my *ss and CLEAN my home. The reason they came back is because the kids shouldn't be in an environment like that. If they came on Tuesday..you should've had it done on Wednesday. WTF, Lady? Is it so bad you can't get it done in one day? Holy Cow, just the thought of the possibility of losing your kids should've been motivation enough. Why are you on here...GO CLEAN YOUR HOME so you can get your kids back....

Cassandra Gunter

Vero Beach, FL

#13 Apr 23, 2010
R Man wrote:
Hrm. I filed a complaint against Cassandra Gunter once. This house was a palace compared to that dump, yet when the cops arrived, they said everything was fine.'A little messy, and they need to call an exterminator' is all they said. This after having her kid taken away once and the trailer she lived in condemned because of a similar problem. By the way, in that case the kids were returned because the judge said a filthy home wasn't reason even to take the children away. I love how much these people really care about the children.
The house i lived in when the second report was made was a clean home clutered by boxes just after moving in. the trailer was not condemed untill after we moved out and only because it was still owned by my step dad and the bank jointly thus could not be sold. secondly the judge said that the child not children just my son should not have been removed because he had a clean play area and was never left unsupervised he was only 18 munths at the time. and considering when you called in to report me i had just givin birth like umm the day before...literaly...or was it that morning...(she was born in a birth center and whent home the same day) they were not about to point fingers at my lack of cleaning its not like i could get up right then and there to start unpacking and moving boxes around. i could varly get up to answer the door. but they closed the case even after that report case my case worker knew that all the other aligations that you left out in your post...were at the fault of the father and that i had taken care of it quite well.
not true

United States

#14 May 28, 2010
Your second was born quite a bit after moving in since you had a baby shower a few months before. Plenty of time to unpack and clean. Sooo many untruths. Oh, and how was the father at fault? If he was the problem, explain how.
Cassandra Gunter wrote:
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The house i lived in when the second report was made was a clean home clutered by boxes just after moving in. the trailer was not condemed untill after we moved out and only because it was still owned by my step dad and the bank jointly thus could not be sold. secondly the judge said that the child not children just my son should not have been removed because he had a clean play area and was never left unsupervised he was only 18 munths at the time. and considering when you called in to report me i had just givin birth like umm the day before...literaly...or was it that morning...(she was born in a birth center and whent home the same day) they were not about to point fingers at my lack of cleaning its not like i could get up right then and there to start unpacking and moving boxes around. i could varly get up to answer the door. but they closed the case even after that report case my case worker knew that all the other aligations that you left out in your post...were at the fault of the father and that i had taken care of it quite well.
Tired of Silly

United States

#15 May 28, 2010
To the lazy piece of garbage who had her children removed: Of course we judge you. You're a filthy hog and you let your children live in filth. Of course it is in the best interest of your children for them never to be returned to you. Adults do not have to be told that filth, insect infestation, and animal feces are not appropriate for human beings to live in, and that the adults have the responsibility to make a safe home for their children. Please get your tubes tied and have your husband get a vasectomy. Not only should your children be permanently removed from your influence, you should not be permitted to breed any more. You can live in your pig sty in peace without the children, and the children can live with actual human beings who don't live worse than animals. No sympathy, sugar, you're a pig and do not deserve another chance.
not true

United States

#16 May 28, 2010
I agree, Tired of Silly,

No more kids.
oh come on

United States

#17 Oct 27, 2010
Just to make a comment on the comment about the father being totally at fault. I understand that the father (of the 18 month old) wasn't living with you and wasn't even allowed to come over. The father of the newborn didn't want anything to do with you.

How is the filth the father(s) fault. And which father are you talking about?

I believe you just don't know how to take blame and really change your lifestyle. Think about your kids and not yourself. If you don't, eventually you won't have any children. Believe me, they will take them away.
Cassie

Fort Pierce, FL

#18 Apr 2, 2011
Steven. the other alligation you put against me was that my son got burned. he got burned on Steven's muffler and Steven was having regular visits with our son when the second report was filed yes it was Steven's fault that my son got burned and not that its any of your bussyness but id like to say thay my chrildren and i live in my own home away from my mother and we dont have any pets and my husband and i keep the house safely clean...
oh come on wrote:
Just to make a comment on the comment about the father being totally at fault. I understand that the father (of the 18 month old) wasn't living with you and wasn't even allowed to come over. The father of the newborn didn't want anything to do with you.
How is the filth the father(s) fault. And which father are you talking about?
I believe you just don't know how to take blame and really change your lifestyle. Think about your kids and not yourself. If you don't, eventually you won't have any children. Believe me, they will take them away.
Been there

Australia

#19 Aug 22, 2011
I myself was brought up in a hom like this and there can be a lot of resone for why this may have happen and for people to judge with out knowing all the facts is just sad . Just so you can understand when I was younger I was left in dirty ,smelly,even torn pajamas for days on end I never bathed that often and our famliy home was very fithy and run down and us kids went without a lot but none of this changers the fact that I love my mom very much and fill she done the best with what she had and kids should only be remove as a last resort
Celtic harp

Allentown, PA

#20 Aug 22, 2011
Been there wrote:
I myself was brought up in a hom like this and there can be a lot of resone for why this may have happen and for people to judge with out knowing all the facts is just sad . Just so you can understand when I was younger I was left in dirty ,smelly,even torn pajamas for days on end I never bathed that often and our famliy home was very fithy and run down and us kids went without a lot but none of this changers the fact that I love my mom very much and fill she done the best with what she had and kids should only be remove as a last resort
You must be the exception. I've heard of my grandparents talking about their relatives from way back, when being poor and having large families was more common. Today, it's not excusable to raise kids in that kind of environment anymore. There are still diseases children can get and when compared to other children of their age, it is not good for developing self-confidence when other kids and people may treat them differently or make fun of them. We live in a much more modern world and it seems so 3rd world or medieval to hear about such families living in conditions like this family. Being poor is a hardship, but there's no excuse for being that filthy and letting your children live in such filth.
dayz of wonder

United States

#21 Aug 22, 2011
this sounds just like the way i envision helena-handbasket's house.

how can one woman with 15 kids keep a clean home when she is on topix 24/7.

i know, because i am on topix 24/7.
Been there

Australia

#23 Aug 22, 2011
Being poor is not a choce my mother never ask to be poor I am a mother my self now and I can now understand how hard it was for her it's a matter of priorty food on the table some times over less important thing

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