But a lot of people move to condos - especially in South Florida - and condos often forbid animals, so thousands of beloved family pets end up in shelters or worse: on the euthanasia table. How heartbreaking.
There's a group fighting this: Citizens for Pets in Condos. I got an e-mail from Maida Genser of Tamarac explaining that the group wants “softened’ no-pet rules.
"There are already more than sufficient city and county pet regulations,'' she wrote. "Individual communities have no need to legislate about pets. As long as people are responsible with their pets, they should be allowed to have them.''
She sent me to the group's website: www.petsincondos.org, which among other things, points out that pets keep people healthy and active, and that forbidding them unfairly impacts seniors.
This is a worthy effort that deserves support, for the sake of both people and pets.