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RSPCA (WA) and REIWA launch new pet lease agreement

News from RSPCA website
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 Tim Mayne

A new pet lease agreement is being launched to address the lack of pet-friendly rental accommodation in Western Australia.
The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia has joined forces with RSPCA in a bid to help those with pets who may be seeking rental accommodation.
REIWA Property Manager’s Network, Michelle Aslander, said more and more people are keeping pets for companionship or security and this includes those people who rent.
“REIWA property managers are keen for their landowners to consider to people with pets, and our new pet lease agreement should help with that outcome,” Ms Aslander said.
RSPCA WA spokesman Tim Mayne said the lack of pet friendly accommodation was the second biggest reason as to why people surrendered their animals to the RSPCA. READ MORE HERE

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Councils take stock of bond between renters and pets

SMH ; Eleanor Ainge Roy; October 24, 2011

A loyal housemate ... Brendan Leach with his dog, Sophie, is having trouble finding somewhere to rent as a pet owner.

BRENDAN LEACH has made a lot of compromises for his dog, Sophie. The 31-year-old has been looking for a rental house for the past few months but his furry friend has made it tricky.

”I would definitely have found a house already if I didn’t have a dog,” Mr Leach said. ”It’s unfair because humans are worse than animals at wrecking places.”

But Mr Leach and Sophie may have a few more options if a motion put forward by the Willoughby Council’s Companion Animal Advisory Committee is adopted. READ MORE HERE

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