DURANGO, Colo. (May 10, 2013)--A Durango, Colo., area couple is giving up the fight to keep a 13-foot escape route for their cats outside of their apartment.
Martha Spence and her husband built the catwalk from a second-floor window to a nearby tree to allow their two cats to come and go.
But they agreed to take it down Thursday at the request of the development's homeowners association.
The couple planned to appeal the board's request, but Spence said her husband wasn't able to take off work to pursue the appeal.
Neighbors objected to the look of the catwalk and also worried children would try to use it.
In addition, the association says its regulations bar pets from roaming free in the development.