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NYC Complex in Trouble Over Strict No-Pet Rule

by Associated Press
House Dog
gryhrt, flickr

Emotional-support dogs allowed

A sprawling housing complex in the Bronx has been fined $85,000 for not allowing residents to keep emotional-support dogs.

The Daily News reports that the company that manages Co-op City was fined by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development for denying two clinically depressed residents their pets.
Co-op City has a strict no-dog policy, but federal law requires housing providers to make accommodations for disabled residents.
A HUD official tells the News that emotional-support pets are no different from service dogs for blind people.
A lawyer for the management company says the company adopted a new policy last December that has led to more accommodation requests being granted.
That's good news for JoeJoe the Maltese and Figgy Newton, a Chihuahua-whippet mix. They can sit and stay.



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