I have become so obsessed with a certain Basenji puppy, done all of the research, and plan to train it to be a therapy dog at the local Children's Hospital. I notified my apartment's management company that I will be living at starting this August (who have a NO pet policy) and they won't allow it whatsoever.
Problem with that is the state I live in has a law that states that any service animal that is owned by a disabled person or trainer of the dog HAS to be allowed in housing no matter what the policy is, since it isn't considered a pet!
The company refuses to acknowledge this law no matter how much evidence I show for the law.
Would you argue this?
Here's the law if you care to read it:
? 953. Right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation
The opportunity for an individual to obtain employment for which he is qualified, and to obtain all the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any public accommodation and of any housing accommodation and commercial property without discrimination because of race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, handicap or disability, age, sex, national origin, the use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals is hereby recognized as and declared to be a civil right which shall be enforceable as set forth in this act.