CSCC Small Caged Animal Policy

CSCC Small Caged Animal Policy 

  1. Small Caged Animals less than 15lbs are allowed with a limit of 2 per apartment, defined below as: 
    1. Caged animals (rabbits, hamster, birds, etc.) excluding ferrets, with birds defined as only species that are common household animals. These animals are to be kept confined in appropriate cages and restricted from running loose in apartments
    2. Aquarium animals, such as fish, turtles, and salamanders, are permitted providing they live in 10 gallons or less of water and they do not feed on living food (i.e. mice) except for feeder crickets. Aquarium animals are not limited to 2 as stated above. No animals are allowed that are venomous, biting, or pose a threat for infestation. These animals are to be kept confined in appropriate aquariums and restricted from being loose in apartments
    3. Animals not listed above may be allowed or denied based on the discretion of CSCC management.

  2. CSCC reserves the right to deny any resident the ability to have a registered animal based on history of breach of lease or any non-compliant prior animal ownership or for any breach of this Small Caged Animal Policy. The resident must strictly adhere to all aspects of the CSCC Small Caged Animal Policy.

  3. The resident must submit the Small Caged Animal Permit with available information PRIOR to obtaining an animal. Additionally, the resident must receive approval for this animal from the CSCC general manager BEFORE bringing this animal into their apartment. Bringing an animal, including a visiting animal, into a CSCC apartment without completion of all requirements of the Small Caged Animal Permission Permit will subject the resident to immediate obligation to pay an animal fine of $250.00 in addition to the normal animal charges described herein. 

The resident agrees:

  1.  Animals shall be housed inside the resident’s apartment. Animals are not allowed in common areas. Caged animals are to be kept in appropriate cages with flooring and liner to prevent any damage to floors and to allow sanitary removal of animal waste
  2. Animals going into and out of apartments must be an appropriate container and under the resident’s control
  3. Animals will not be left alone for extended periods of time in any apartment. In the event the animal is left alone in an apartment for an extended period of time, due to vacation, illness or other absence, and is not being properly cared for, CSCC shall attempt to contact the resident or the emergency contact to remove the animal. If this is not successful CSCC may notify animal control or the Humane Society or similar and shall have the right to have the animal removed. Such action may be taken by CSCC without liability to the resident. Any cost for removing the animal if the resident is not present, and arrangements have not been made by the resident for the animal to be removed or cared for, shall be the responsibility of the resident. 
  4. The resident is responsible at all times for the actions of their animals. Animals shall not disturb, annoy, or cause any nuisance to tenants, neighbors, or other members of the community. Residents are responsible for any odors, noise, damage, or other conduct of their animal that disturbs clothes or damages the premises. Residents that violate this Small-Caged Animal Policy of these obligations may be subjected to notices of breach of lease and policy and/or the requirement that the animal be removed from the apartment. If there is a serious breach of this Small Caged Animal Policy, the resident has a duty to humanely remove the animal (the animal should not be turned loose, harmed or otherwise mistreated as a result of the removal). If this is not done, residents may be subjected to a fine of $50.00 a day until the animal is removed and/or subject to immediate lease termination and eviction.
  5. The resident must be present for all routine or requested maintenance work or have the animal appropriately caged while CSCC staff are working in the apartment. The presence of an animal may not interfere with the routine pest control treatment of apartments.
  6. Living space where animals are housed will be kept clean with negligible odor, safe, and free of parasites, including but not limited to, fleas.
  7. You are responsible for the cost of all repairs for any damage to the premises caused by your animal.