|Re: chickens in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Cynthia Armistead (cyntechnomom.com)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:07:43 -0700 (PDT)|
Bonnie Fergusson wrote:
Even though it is practically unAmerican to think it, I now believe Cohousing Communities would be better off (and their pets would be better off) if there was a policy limiting the number of pets before move in.
When talking about pets, do you also address the issue of feral animals?I used to visit East Lake Commons fairly regularly, and I was always greeted by a bunch of very friendly cats as soon as I got out of the parking area. Some would climb right up to ride on my shoulder! I'm a cat person, and I did encourage them by petting and talking to them, so I wasn't distressed at all. I asked whose cats they were, though, and was told that "everybody feeds them." A friend who lived there verified that many different people did keep food out, but as far as he could tell it was a growing colony of feral cats. Nobody took responsibility for taking the cats to the vet, or even trapping them to have them spayed/neutered. And the fleas! (I'm one of those people who are beloved by fleas and mosquitos--they'll swarm me and my daughter even if nobody else gets a single bite.)
I don't know if the feral cats are still there, but it's an issue I would have felt needed to be addressed by the community if I had lived there.
Namaste, Cyn --"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde
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