A woman has issued a desperate plea for her housing association to allow her to keep two of her cats after being told she has breached their rules about pets.

Chloe Andrews, 43, moved into Smith Close in Blofield in 2019 with two pet cats but has since homed two more after a friend passed away, leaving the pets homeless.

Now she has written to Victory Homes - which manages the building her flat is in - after being told that she was only able to keep two large animals, such as a cat or dog.

Norwich Evening News: Chloe currently has four cats living in her flat in BlofieldChloe currently has four cats living in her flat in Blofield (Image: Chloe Andrews)

"It is absolutely ridiculous," said Chloe. 

"They are more than welcome to come and check my flat once a week and they will see that it is clean and there is no stench."

In January, she wrote a letter requesting to keep the two additional cats at her property.

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However, the request was denied.

Chloe is worried that her mental health will suffer as a consequence of this decision, and continues to appeal for the housing association to make an exception.

Norwich Evening News: Chloe is looking after two more cats after a friend passed away, leaving their pets homelessChloe is looking after two more cats after a friend passed away, leaving their pets homeless (Image: Chloe Andrews)

A Victory Homes spokesman said: "We understand how important pets are to our tenants and how much of a role they can play in people’s well-being and mental health.

"However, our pet policy is designed to ensure the safety, well-being, and comfort of all tenants within the community, as well as the pets themselves.

"Tenants can keep two large animals – cats or dogs – in a single property.

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"In this case, the property is a single-bedroom flat on the first floor. The tenant has always been allowed to keep her own two cats there.

"In late January, Ms Andrews applied to keep two extra cats she had just taken on following the passing of a friend, until she could get them rehomed.

"We agreed to this temporary measure, however, we cannot grant permission for four cats to be kept there permanently. We work with a number of cat rehoming centres as well as the RSPCA, and can offer Ms Andrews support in rehoming the two extra cats."