Keep Pets in Homes
Many animals surrendered to shelters are given up due to solvable behavior issues or lack of housing. We're eliminating housing barriers in communities across the country with Pets are Welcome, raising the standard from “pet-friendly” to an all-inclusive approach to renting with pets. We’re elevating the level of cat behavior expertise in our field to keep more cats in homes and making pet care, behavior and wellness resources and information more accessible to pet owners and potential adopters.
Spotlight > Keep Pets in Homes
Advocates use prevention strategies and fair housing laws to keep owners and pets together
Maria Cruz and her roommate, Xina, had happily shared their New York City apartment for more than three years when, one day, Cruz received a letter from building management. In the envelope was her uncashed October rent check, and a letter stating that she had 10 days to get rid of Xina—her 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier—or both of them would be evicted.