I recently rented and moved into a 100+ unit condominium building with my 10lb service dog. I provided the HOA and board members with her documentation as well as medical documentation stating the need for the service animal. My concern is the HOA has a rule that all service animals must be CARRIED in- and out of the property. Last week, due to this strange request and while carrying my Pomeranian, I slipped and feel outside of the condo in the rain- landing on the dog in a puddle of mud, and injuring my wrist and shoulder. The following day I was too sore to lift and carry the dog while riding the elevator down; once the lobby doors opened I was instantly screamed at by one of the residents. I am having a very hard time finding a law in the ADA.gov that states a HOA can impose such a rule- There has been nothing but rude remarks, unpleasant stares and overall rudeness by other resident sin this building- please note this was the first and only time she was not carried in/out of the building. I am tried of the harassment and frankly feel very uncomfortable living here. Is there anyone who can give me some advise or send me in the right direction? I've been calling lawyers all day and cannot find anyone who handles this kind of ADA discrimination...thank you!Join the Conversation Comments (1)
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