We need pets
I wholeheartedly agree with the author of Sound Off ‘Landlord Against Pets’ (Nov. 3-9). Pets have been proven to improve health and wellbeing in humans, especially in the disabled and the elderly. It is wrong to deny tenants the ownership of even one animal friend based on the poor behavior of former tenants with pets or the belief that all pet owners are irresponsible tenants. Landlords, take a visit to your local shelter and witness the dozens of homeless and abandoned pets. How many of these animals would find happy homes if more landlords would open their buildings to pets and their owners? If this doesn’t move your heart, consider the money you are turning away! Most tenants would gladly pay a small deposit for their pets.