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Pet’s Corner

03 Mar 2020

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A pet-friendly place

Leonie Devonport admits she is not an innovative pet owner. She called her cinnamon-spotted tabby oriental Kitty.

They live together at Sutherland Place and have adapted their personalities to each other.

At first Kitty ignored Leonie. She was a rescue cat.

“She hid under the bed for two weeks holding onto the carpet then she came out and sat in my lap. Now she’s a nut. She’s very obsessed with me.”

Leonie works as the building manager and is an avid protector of pet rights.

“For some residents, pets are their only companions. I personally think animals have a good sense of judgement for people. They can sense if you’re an animal-lover. She sits gazing at my face.”

Kitty spends most of her time inside their ground-floor apartment.

She pops out to the small yard when Leonie is having a smoke.

“I had a lot of animals as a kid. They were forced on me,” she said. “The norm is to have a pet.”

Leonie moved into Sutherland Place 18 months ago and is proud of its pet-friendly philosophy.

“Dogs are welcome, but you have to keep them on a lead.” •

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