Living in an apartment with a pet? Ensure a harmonious existence with your neighbours

  • Clean up if your pet makes a mess in a common area

  • When taking your dog out for walks, keep him on leash

  • Ensure your pets’ vaccinations are up to date

  • Avoid habitual tying or confinement within the home as this causes the pet to whine or howl for attention

  • “The law of the land cannot be contradicted by Housing Society Laws so, Housing Associations cannot make laws that curtail your freedom to have a pet”, says Mini Vasudevan, founder, Humane Animal Society Coimbatore.

  • Are you or your pet being unduly harassed or threatened? Don’t abandon the pet; seek legal advice.