QUESTION: I have an apartment in Port Pollensa in Mallorca. Our community has two blocks of three floors each. I live on the middle floor. Below me is a woman who is a tenant, not an owner. Over the past few years she has been feeding feral cats. At first it was about five. Then with new kittens it was 12. The issue was brought up at the AGM and she said would deal with it. But they increased! At the last AGM she said would neuter them. More kittens then appeared. It smells terrible in hot weather and the land around us is filled with cat urine and feces. Our Administrator says we must go to the police. Can anything be done under law of horizontal property?
ANSWER: It is not really a community matter. Yes, you can go to the police but you might prefer your Town Hall. They have a department of animal control, probably under “medio ambiente” which is the environment. Many town halls actually have municipal regulations that prohibit feeding street cats under penalty of a fine. The best ones have a policy of capture, neuter and release.
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