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No Place Like Home

Advocates use prevention strategies and fair housing laws to keep owners and pets together

Animal Sheltering magazine May/June 2014

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.

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