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Old 05-25-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The S/O and I rent and are planning on moving in a few months. I've already started looking around to find cat friendly rentals, and I came across this awesome complex in the same city I'm in now...

In our price range: check
Accepts cats: check
Decent pet deposit: check

Then I get to the bottom of the website and discover that all cats MUST be declawed prior to moving in. Oh hell no! I know a lot of places require cats to be declawed, but I think it's complete BS!

I'll be skipping this rental thank you very much.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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Thank you for not subjecting your cat to this. Some cats start urinating outside the box after they are declawed, I wonder which the landlord would prefer, a few scratch marks, or cat pee? Idiots.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I couldn't agree more. Kudos to you, MiTaylor!
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Declawing is nothing more than mutilation for convenience! That a place would not only condone animal abuse but insist upon it is unbelievable! Thank you for not giving in!
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Good for you for sticking to your guns! I hate de-clawing, I think it's beyond cruel and should be outlawed.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I'll do anything for my babies, even if it means passing up nicer places because of stupid rules like that! They shouldn't allow pets at all if they have that attitude.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'll do anything for my babies, even if it means passing up nicer places because of stupid rules like that! They shouldn't allow pets at all if they have that attitude.
I agree!
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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Thats why I'm going to wait on rental until after the cats die ( if I ever can prove I can live in an Apartment and not a group home) Declawing requirements are sadly very common in rental suitations, one of the reasons why people who rent probably shouldnt have cats IMHO.

we got lucky. we rented for 6 months or so before moving here and the LL was too busy with the house/ect to worry about declawing cats. She was ignorent of it though.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Thats why I'm going to wait on rental until after the cats die ( if I ever can prove I can live in an Apartment and not a group home) Declawing requirements are sadly very common in rental suitations, one of the reasons why people who rent probably shouldnt have cats IMHO.

we got lucky. we rented for 6 months or so before moving here and the LL was too busy with the house/ect to worry about declawing cats. She was ignorent of it though.
I didn't know group homes allowed pets. Do you have a room there or a small apartment?
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I don't think renters shouldn't have cats. Not all renters are irresponsible! We just have to make some sacrifices for our pets, which isn't a problem for me. Like I said, I'll do anything for my babies. There are plenty of rentals around here that accept cats without having to de-claw, and I made sure of that before I adopted M and G. This wasn't a snap decision or anything.
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