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A couple in England could [lose / lost] their home because they want to live with their pets. Clive and Rose Restall live in their [rent / rented] home in southwest England with [them / their] 21 pet guinea pigs. The owners of the house, Plymouth Community Homes (PCH), say the couple have too [much / many] pets in the house. PCH want Mr and Mrs Restall to get rid [of / for] the guinea pigs. A spokesperson from the PCH said the [number / numeral] of animals in the couple’s house is [unacceptably / unacceptable] . The spokesperson added that the number of pets is not [allowance / allowed] in the contract the couple [singed / signed] to rent the house. The PCH warned Mr and Mrs Restall that they must [move / movement] out of the house if they do not get rid of the guinea pigs.

Mr Restall, 57, said he [needs / needing] his guinea pigs because they have helped him [fight / fighting] cancer. Doctors told him he had cancer in 2010. Soon after, he [bought / brought] several guinea pigs to help take his mind [from / off] his cancer. He said his new pets made him happy again because they made him forget about [his / him] cancer. He told reporters that his guinea pigs are mystic – they have [specially / special] powers to help people. He said the animals have even [help / helped] his neighbours with personal problems. Mr Restall spoke about his pets, saying: "They've helped me [through / though] my cancer. They've helped me [cope / coped] ." He added: "The local community love them just as much as I [do / them] . I sometimes loan them out to people if they need someone to talk to."

 
 

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