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Tenant's Concern for Feral Cats Gets Her Evicted

By April 2, 2011

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A Glendale, Arizona tenant reportedly paid her rent on time and didn't bother her neighbors. But it was her efforts to help feral cats that have given her landlord justification under the lease to order her to move out.

Since she moved into her apartment in July 2009, the tenant has put food and water outside her apartment to help eight neighborhood cats. Although her city doesn't ban the feeding of feral cats, the tenant's apartment complex is one of many in the area that does, citing health and safety concerns of fellow tenants, according to a report from The Arizona Republic.

After reportedly giving the tenant warnings, the landlord finally told her to vacate by this past Thursday.

Do youthink a rule barring tenants from feeding feral cats is important for health and safety reasons? Or should a tenant be allowed to put out food and water if she wishes?

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April 4, 2011 at 11:51 am
(1) Charmaine says:

She was doing something kind and selfless – how can she be evicted?!

Feral cats should be ALLOWED for health and safety reasons because they keep mice and rats away.

April 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm
(2) Deborah says:

Feeding of feral cats, stray cats or whatever critter is needed much at times. It does keep down the mice and other varmint that we humans will not rid of.

No, she should not have been evicited, what if was a human who needed food? Would the city health dept., complex and the like say……..hey no feeding against the rules and unhealthy.

Our complex and the city has the same rule, but do they help to rid themselves of the feral cats, No?

There are more important things in life than feeding the cats.

April 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm
(3) michael anderson says:

There are also more important things in life than NOT feeding the cats!

April 7, 2011 at 4:16 am
(4) SUNTHIRAH says:

I live in Singapore in a flat and I and a few others feed the community cats around the area. We feed them at the void deck and remove the food papers after feeding. What health issue are you’ll re
fering to?

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