Silicon Valley landlord rents USD1,500 studio to two cats

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Two cats are living large at a USD1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.

The Mercury News reported the nine-kilogramme cats named Tina and Louise moved to the studio in San Jose after their owner moved away to college.

The student’s father, Troy Good, was unable to keep them and asked friend David Callisch to rent him the kitchen-less studio so he could keep his daughter’s beloved cats. The newspaper reported Good and his cats got a decent deal because an average studio apartment in San Jose rents for USD1,951 a month, according to RentCafe.

Callisch said he feels bad wasting valuable living space on animals during a housing shortage, but he wanted to help a friend.

Tina (top) and Louise. – AP