October 10th 06, 12:13 AM
Renters should also be asked about what the landlord's policy toward pets
is - do they allow, number allowed, pet deposit required/paid. Ask for a
statement from the landlord regarding their pet policy.
"ezyspirit" > wrote in message
> It doesn't matter what you say - it's always going to ruffle someone's
> feathers.... =)
> Please read on.....
> "Lesley" > wrote in message
>> ezyspirit wrote:
>>> Renters in general are dubious.
>> Whoa! I'd say it depends on the renter- we have rented our flat for 21
>> years. People who are buying homes can lose them as well you know!
> Notice that I said, "in general" but after 14 years in rescue, I can say
> renters are definitely a problem. Most of our feral cat colonies occur
> near rental apartment/condo complexes where people just leave their
> cat behind when they move.
>> Sadly, seniors aren't a good bet either
>>> because they aren't likely to provide a good home for the life of the
>> Doesn't that depend? Me and Dave have decided that perhaps when we get
>> too old to consider a kitten we would offer an elderly cat a home even
>> one with medical problems, (Before we got the Furballs we were
>> considering rehoming FIV cats and would like to some day but these
>> kittens were about to be dumped to a pet shop and needed a home fast!)
> It is simple math. When a 65 year old person takes on a kitten, what is
> the likelyhood of that cat remaining with that person for it's 20 years of
> We get calls all the time from seniors who need to go into care and want
> find new homes for senior cats. It's nearly impossible to find homes for
> animals over 8 years old. When an older person is looking for a new pet
> we try to match them up with older cats but they don't want them. I guess
> human nature to think we are going to live forever but it is selfish and I
> seen animals who suffer the consequences.
>>> Ask, casually, if they have had many pets before. If they say they have
>>> lost a cat to illness after 15 years then that's a good sign.
>> As "renters" at our current address we have had one cat PTS due to
>> cancer and another cross the bridge peacefully in her sleep aged 16 and
>> a quarter- under your rules does this make us bad because we are
>> renters or good because our cats have never lacked for anything- we
>> lost our jobs in 93 and we went hungry to make sure the bowls were full
>> and we have always made sure there was somehow enough pennies for vet
> You sound like a wonderful pet owner, Lesley, but, sadly, not all are like
> When you agree to take on the task of finding good homes for kittens, you
> must do what is in the animal's best interest. That includes screening
> those who probably can't provide a PERMANENT home, for whatever
> reason. However, each situation must be examined and a determination
> made based on all the circumstances. So, sometimes a renter will be
> accepted or a senior who has made arrangements for the animal with a
> family member if they can't continue caring for it but caution is
>> Slave of the Fabulous Furballs