Target: Weisser Homes CEO Scott Weisser
Goal: Stop eviction of woman without warning because she was feeding homeless cats.
A woman is being forced out of her home because she’s been caring for homeless cats who haven’t been hurting anyone. These cats haven’t bothered any of the other residents and have been keeping mice and other rodents at bay. The strays were already there when Jessica Hornberger moved in, and she started to help then instead of the landlord’s solution, which was to trap them and send them to an animal shelter that kills unwanted cats.
Recently, without warning, the Weisser Homes community notified Hornberger that her lease would not be renewed after she and her family had been living there for 21 years, all because she’d been feeding homeless cats. It’s been found time and time again that trying to remove stray cats from a colony doesn’t work as other cats will just move in to fill the void. At the same time, it’s common sense that evicting a woman for having a heart is cruel and senseless.
It’s completely unfair to evict someone without warning for a such a minor and kind infraction. Not feeding the cats won’t make them go away, it would just make them suffer more. Weisser Homes is being totally heartless and it cannot stand. Sign our petition to demand that Weisser revokes the eviction of the Hornberger family and finds a better way to deal with the stray cat colony.
Dear Mr. Weisser,
A woman in your mobile home community has been served an eviction notice without warning just because she was feeding some homeless cats. Ms. Hornberger and her family has been living in your community for 21 years without a problem, and then suddenly, just because she showed some cats a little compassion. That’s completely unacceptable.
You should also know that trapping and removing stray cats from a colony does not work. Inevitably, more cats move in to fill the void, leaving you with an endless problem. It’s also cruel to send these cats to a shelter as they are very likely to be put down. Homeless cats are considered to be less adoptable than those who have known a loving home. The only way to control the problem is to trap them, spay or neuter them, and release them back into the colony.
Killing cats and evicting kind women is not a great basis for your company’s reputation. The fact that this woman got an eviction notice without giving her any kind of warning or indication that your company had a problem with her feeding the cats is ridiculous. Both she and the innocent animals you’re sending to your deaths deserve better. We demand that you allow this woman to stay in her home and find a better way to control the stray cat population.
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