Welfare check

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For the Social Security checks, see monthly tugboat.
Oh, People. Did I Not tell all of you to Not Contact Animal Control? Because we’ve just had a visitor who came to check on us! Good Grief!
Chris after claiming he couldn't afford medication for his cats.[1]

A welfare check is a check conducted by officers to determine the safety of people and animals. Chris, Barbara, and the Chandler Cats have been subjects of welfare checks.


Exaggerating health issues while begging for money and Chris's history of ineptitude towards his pets are frequent catalysts for both concerned fans and weens alike to request welfare checks.

June 2016

One of the first welfare checks requested for the Chandlers came about from Donations Required, Serious. Please help, a June 2016 begging video in which Barbara and Chris exaggerate an emergency by claiming they need money for Barbara's asthma medicine and stage the scene to imply that Barbara's health is in imminent danger without the medicine. A concerned fan requested a welfare check, and the officer replied stating that he had spoken with Barbara over the phone and that everything was okay.[2] Despite that episode, the Chandlers continued to make several more begging videos over the years in which Barbara exaggerates her health issues for more money.

Unknown date

In December 2018, Marvin recounted a story about Chris having called a welfare check on Barbara. Chris had been out of town driving to a GameStop, as he had been banned from the local ones, and called Barbara during his trip. She was asleep and did not hear the phone, so Chris panicked and called 911.[3]

July 2021

On 30 July 2021, following leaks alleging that Chris was engaging in incest with Barb, the Greene County Police came to 14 Branchland Court for another welfare check[4]. Though the details of their interaction with the police are unknown, Barb was taken to a hospital for further medical inspection while an emergency protective order was issued against Chris, temporarily prohibiting him from contacting her and from being at the Chandler house until 5 August.