Holly Bolesky suffered hearing loss while serving in the United States Air Force and now counts on her service dog Cinnamon to help in her daily life.
But the King Arthur Court Condominium Association where she lives in Dunedin says Bolesky's service dog in training named Cinnamon violates the "20 pound" rule and has to go.
"If there are people waking behind me or something she looks up at me and lets me know there are people nearby I may not have seen," Bolesky said.
An attorney hired by the association is threatening Bolesky's landlord and owner of the unit she lives in with fines of $100 a day if she doesn't comply.
"He's definitely stuck in the middle," said Bolesky.
She can't understand why the association is raising such a fuss over her service dog since she has paperwork certifying it and takes the dog to her job at Target every day without any hassle from her employers.
Neither the condo association attorney nor its property manager would comment on the situation but one of Bolesky's neighbors, who is also a disabled vet, had plenty to say.
"Very unfair, it's not right," said Joseph Delio. "I mean she's a disabled veteran, it's not right.
Bolesky said the condo association is threatening to begin fines as early as Christmas Eve.
"I'm about to start grad school and I'm worried I may not have place to live next week,"Bolesky said. "It doesn't get much worse than that."
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