Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Animal Tales: When It Comes to Dealing with Issues Involving Animals in This Business, Property Managers Have Often Experienced Some Strange Situations. Here Are a Few of Those Tales IREM Members Shared with JPM

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Animal Tales: When It Comes to Dealing with Issues Involving Animals in This Business, Property Managers Have Often Experienced Some Strange Situations. Here Are a Few of Those Tales IREM Members Shared with JPM

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A distraught female resident came into the management office and said, "There is something crawling around the top of my bed at night. It woke me up twice last night."

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We dispatched an engineer to solve the problem. He returned to say he could not find anything, but did see a small hole in the window screen and a partly consumed piece of bread. We thought it may have been a neighboring cat, but none was registered.

The next day, the resident came in again and said, "Why do you do this to me?! You must stop putting hairy animal on my bed! I not sleep at night."

The engineer was dispatched again with instructions not to leave the apartment until the puzzle was solved. He returned after 45 minutes, having caught a very frightened squirrel.

At that time we were replacing windows in the property and mast climbers were fastened to the building. The squirrel must have climbed up forty floors on the mast climber and then jumped across to the window ledge--about 2 to 3 feet and then gnawed a small hole in the screen to get into her apartment. …

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