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QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

Can someone help me - My daughter bought a condo a few years ago, and she has an emotional support dog.  The board okayed this dog.  Now they got a few complains about the dog, and we got a notice that they want him OUT of her condo, effetive this weekend, or she will get $25 daily fines.

 

Who can I contact???  We are trying to get a lawyer,.  But I thought maybe the ADA?? 

 

Clock is ticking, we are at wits end.

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

What are people complaining about?

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

Emotional support animals are not covered by the ADA.  What were the complaints about?

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

Emotional support dogs are not service dogs and they are not covered by the ADA.  If the lease allowed her to have a dog, the question what did the dog do that was in violation of the lease.  Yes, you probably do need to consult with a lawyer.  

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

A couple of eldery women complained.

 

The dog walker was walking him, and he pulled on the leash, and they became afraid.  Never bit anyone.  Never growled.  But these two old biddies complained because he is a large dog.

 

Ugh - its not like a  piece of furniture that you can give away.

 

My daughter has been crying.  We don't know what to do

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

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Sorry your daughter is in this situation. Did she get anything in writing from the Board stating she could have the dog when she boght the Condo?

If it was me I would tell them to jump in the lake that they approved the dog before she bought the Condo. I would also tell them I'm keeping my dog & not paying their $25 per day fine either. That was nothing she agreed to when she bought the Condo.

What are they going to do if she does not pay it?

Tell your daughter to find a good lawyer to get a free consultation to see where she stands.

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS


@qvc chick wrote:

A couple of eldery women complained.

 

The dog walker was walking him, and he pulled on the leash, and they became afraid.  Never bit anyone.  Never growled.  But these two old biddies complained because he is a large dog.

 

Ugh - its not like a  piece of furniture that you can give away.

 

My daughter has been crying.  We don't know what to do


Your daughter should have handled the situation better.  Catch more flys with honey.

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

Does she have the proper paperwork from her Dr?

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

I am not familiar with condo boards, but shouldn’t there be an investigation process for perceived infractions before issuing a demand?

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS

I doubt the Board would "evict" a dog - and levy fines - just because two women are afraid of it.  It seems there must be more to this story.  Is the dog larger than what was authorized?

 

By the way, if the fines are legit, and she doesn't pay them, the Board will put a lien on the condo.  That's what's done in my community anyway.