Make room for pets

I own a manufactured home in White Water Mobile Home Park — thankfully, a place that allows pets. I have talked to so many seniors that go for walks, who stop at my place along the way and pet my cats. Most tell me they wish they could have a cat or little dog for companionship but live in a place that doesn’t allow pets. There are so many trailer parks, apartment and home rentals that always say No pets. It’s no wonder the SPCA is so full of animals right now just yearning to have a loving home.

I own a manufactured home in White Water Mobile Home Park — thankfully, a place that allows pets. I have talked to so many seniors that go for walks, who stop at my place along the way and pet my cats. Most tell me they wish they could have a cat or little dog for companionship but live in a place that doesn’t allow pets. There are so many trailer parks, apartment and home rentals that always say No pets. It’s no wonder the SPCA is so full of animals right now just yearning to have a loving home.

Does anyone ever stop to think that perhaps a senior who’s lost their spouse, doesn’t want to be alone afterwards? That perhaps a little cat, dog or bird would bring the life back into that lonely person and take away their sadness?

So many senior parks don’t allow pets, and yet seniors I’m sure would be the responsible ones who clean up after their dogs while taking them for a walk. I’m also sure a lot of them would also keep their cats indoors as well, especially if the park owner put that restriction on the lease. An indoor cat would be of no concern to a park owner at all, so I don’t understand why so many owners are against pets. Do people really hate animals that much in this city? I’ve come to realize this is definitely the case with how many rental ads I see in the papers that say No pets, no pets, no pets.

Why can’t you owners just have pet restrictions that must be strongly followed?

Cats and dogs don’t run up and down apartment hallways, they don’t spray paint graffiti all over the property and city, they don’t draw on walls, they don’t ride bikes all over lawns destroying the grass, they don’t get drunk and destroy rental property, they don’t yell and scream while playing, but yet you let people rent who have those sort of children.

By giving an animal a loving home, trained properly and fines instilled on owners whose dogs bark constantly at nothing, the SPCA would not be so full of sad, lonely animals.

I sincerely wish people would stop hating animals so much and love them for what they really are: incredible, loving, cuddly companions.

Wendy Tapping

 

Penticton