To: Mayor Richard J. Berry, Mayor, Albuquerque, NM

Apartment fees preventing animal adoption

Stop apartment owners from penalizing pet owners! It prevents pet adoption and is unfair discrimination against those who have pets. Refundable deposits are fair. Additional upfront and monthly fees are UNFAIR and should be illegal.

Why is this important?

Refundable pet deposits are fair & legitimate. Additional Up-front and monthly FEES are not, and it is this practice that prevents many, many people from adopting shelter animals, which the city says they want to encourage. Yet they allow apartment complexes to effectively penalize people for pet ownership or adoption way over and above a legitimate 'deposit'. This practice should be made illegal. It is already immoral!