Spay, Neuter, or Pack Your Bags

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Bob Barker would probably be proud to call the Ludlow apartment building in New York City home. That's because the Ludlow requires residents to spay or neuter their companion animals before they are allowed to move in.

Says Archie Gottesman, the chief executive of Edison Properties, which owns the Ludlow, "We just wanted to emphasize the pet overpopulation problem. It may not save the entire population. But it may have more of an effect."

Spaying and neutering is a cause that is close to Gottesman's heart. She spends her spare time trying to find forever families for homeless dogs and cats and sees the victims of animal overpopulation every day.

Most of us have lived in apartments where the landlord requires a pet deposit, but how much better would it be if all landlords required people to spay and neuter?

Written by Michelle Sherrow


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