Bloody Stupid, This
I'm a Londoner in a flat, and I love my cat because I think she and her little kitty friends are wonderful companions for all of humankind. Nothing to do with space or caring/feeding - they're just lovely, intelligent creatures. So if there's a fire, you know, say the gas leaks and someone lights up, it's the cat I'm going to dive for and not my phone, my computers, or anything else.
Oh, and to picky landowners: just be bloody glad a disciplined cat will cover its crap up for you. Discipline makes the cat owner the problem, not the cat. My Tab started out as an unidentifiable stray that no-one around seemed to have any connections with, so we took her in. She obviously didn't have much human exposure because training was hard work, and she was fairly fleet and wild. Of the two gardens my cat visits, only one's owner has taken exception by throwing stones (unfortunate really that we happen to have a security camera the council had no problem in believing). The other has a new feline friend. I'll gladly let any animal near to me as long as it doesn't hurt or harm anyone or anything. So if you've got a violent dog and it comes over here, then I make my complaint. Not until then, though, and I'd really expect the same of others. I wouldn't wish the loss of an animal on anyone, so shooting is something you do when kicking the animal up the arse doesn't have any effect. If you don't want a cat near you, get off your arse and plant repellant - it's not expensive, and they'll get the message. I don't take responsibility for other people's issues if their only complaint is that the cat is an intruder if it isn't doing any kind of damage or killing your animals. It shares this earth with you.