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Catwalk violates HOA policy and must come down

Published: May 10, 2013, 10:44 am, by Bill Vogrin
The catwalk used by Teddy soon will be no more. Spence, who uses only one name, and Martha Spence say they will not appeal to the homeowners association.  JERRY McBRIDE / Durango Herald

The catwalk used by Teddy soon will be no more. Spence, who uses only one name, and Martha Spence say they will not appeal to the homeowners association.
JERRY McBRIDE / Durango Herald

Teddy and Gus will no longer have a second-story escape route into a nearby tree.

The Edgemont Ranch catwalk will be coming down on orders of  the property owners association.

Teddy and Gus are cats. Their owner, Martha Spence, said she has agreed to remove a 13-foot catwalk between her home’s second-floor bathroom and a nearby tree.

It was erected to give the cats access to the outdoors without having to open and close a door for them.

Neighbors were divided on the aesthetics. And the HOA rules were clear: pets are not allowed to roam free outside.

The Durango Herald had this great story.

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