I recently had a tenant adopt a cat without giving permission first. When questioned they agreed to pay a deposit and she also had a 4+ year old note from her Dr. stating that she had a need for an ESA.
- They are inherited tenants but have lived there for 8+ years
- They had a dog and cat when i inherited but have since lost both.
- On that note, they treat the property well and I have not seen any animal damage before
- Of course this is a kitten and a male that is not fixed so i'm worried about it 'spraying'
Back to my current dilemma, I used the website Petscreening.com to which she said she was having trouble uploading the documents including their request for the cats vaccination records. I offered to try and help but she never would respond with the records so it is still sitting in a pending status. Then she later said that she doesn't believe in shots/vaccinations...
Fast forward to today and she got at least the rabies shot and will be sending that my way, but it prompted me to wonder a few things that I thought i'd ask the group.
- If she had refused to get the rabies vaccination, could i have forced the issue being that it's essentially what equates to a living wheelchair?
- If i was opposed to her having the animal, does the age of the Dr.'s note matter?
- I do not have the ability to upload the vaccination proof to the website, should i just let the website app fall off and call it good? or try to call and get it uploaded?
- I would like the cat to be fixed, but A) i am almost 100% positive i can't enforce that. The rabies is one thing as i believe it's required that everyone get their animals vaccinated for rabies, but spay/neuter is not. B) So then i'm left with either offering to pay the $50 (we have a great program through the local humane society) for them to have it done, or just risk the cat marking its territory everywhere when it reaches maturity.
Thanks in advance everyone!