Owner fights to save evicted pet

For wheelchair-bound Judy Grundey, her pet cat Sultan is her only and constant companion.

Wednesday, 18th February 2015, 5:00 pm
Judy Grundey at home with her cat 'Sultan'

She paid £1000 to have him shipped over from Abu Dhabi to live with her at her flat in Marine Court, Morecambe.

But now Judy has been told by Marine Court Residents Association she has until 5pm on Monday, February 23 to remove the cat from the property after breaching a no pets policy at the complex.

She said: “It’s the principle of the thing. The whole thing stinks. He is the gentlest cat I’ve ever known and does not cause a nuisance to other residents.

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“If it is a dog barking I could understand it. The policy can be changed at any time. I am absolutely disgusted by it. I’ve made it clear that because he has to be fed four times a day and loves human attention that he cannot be rehoused.

“Its just ridiculous.”

Judy moved back to Morecambe last year from Abu Dhabi and into the family owned apartment on Morecambe promenade.

In a letter to Mrs Grundey , the Marine Court Residents Association stated that in the housekeeping rules, ‘the environment at Marine Court is not conducive for keeping any type of animal or bird in the flats’ which makes it clear that pets are not allowed to live in then building.

It also states that permanent pets have never been allowed. The association declined to comment further.

Judy Grundey said she would fight the decision.