Tina and Louise are roommates. Together, they happily live in a quiet studio apartment in San Jose, California. At $1,500 a month, their rent is a steal compared to the $1,900 average many folks in the area pay.
Tina and Louise are also cats.
According to ABC 7 News, David Callisch, Tina and Louise's landlord, never intended on having cats as tenants, but "it just worked out that way." He said he had actually intended to use the space, which is connected to his home, as an Airbnb. However, when his friend's daughter, Victoria Amith, moved away to college at Azusa Pacific University and needed a place for her cats to stay, Callisch stepped up in to help out.
Amith's father lives nearby and pays the cats' rent.
Once news spread that Callisch was renting out his apartment to a couple of cats, things got controversial.
San Jose, like the rest of the Bay Area, has an incredibly high cost of living and is in the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis. Though the apartment doesn't have a kitchen, it could still be used by people instead of some rich girl's cats.
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