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Petitioning Texas Apartment Association

Discontinue Pet Rent With No Added Fees for Pet Owners

All pet owners should not be financially punished for deciding to take an animal into their homes. Some pet owners, such as myself, adopted our current roommates because they weren't able to stay at their former homes.  My roommate is unemployed and has no source of income, therefore, to pay rent on her behalf doesn't make any sense.  Pet owners who freely adopt from shelters and rescue centers save local taxpayers money on advertising and TNR programs that are grant funded at time by the government.

All pet owners should not be punished for the negligence of irresponsible and careless pet owners.  On top of paying a pet fee and deposit to most apartment complexes, a monthly rent is then charged to the pet owner(s) regardless if the pet defecates outside or inside or is messy or not.  This is unfair to anyone who shares a living space with a pet who does not contribute to the uncleanliness of the apartment or complex.

Please support me in petitioning the TAA to forgo their committment to allowing apartment complexes to overcharge pet owners.

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