Can’t I Just Get A Cat?

This cat isn't thrilled about paying monthly rent, either. (Melisa Bernard)

Pet Rent: Why I And Millions Of Others Can’t Have Furry Companions

If my husband had a dollar for every time I whined about wanting to get a cat, we’d probably have enough money to pay the steep costs of the deposit and monthly pet rent fees charged by our apartment complex. The costs associated with having pet now go far beyond food, grooming and veterinary bills to include lodging – in addition to, you know, human rent. [More]