Sun Jul 19, 2009 09:12


We have a similar elderly lady in our co-op (she rents) who had many cats. We don't have a rule limiting the number of cats but it was obvious from the smells that she was having trouble caring for them well.

The various 'extra' cats were parceled out to good homes within the co-op and she is down to 3 or 4. I am not a lawyer however my personal opinion is that no Judge would throw out an elderly lady for this rule especially is the cats are being well maintained and existed previously.


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    • Pets Steve-Inwood, Sun Jul 19 09:12
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