Woman with Alzheimer’s disease risks losing dog she relies on due to condo policy

“This animal isn’t a pet,” Murray said. “I had him registered with Service Dogs of Canada, as the law stated. I provided a doctor’s note stating the necessity of having this animal.”  The condo board said if Kaos was a legitimate service dog meeting Assistance Dogs International’s standards, it would welcome the animal. But the board simply doesn’t believe Kaos is a legitimate service dog.  “We’ve asked for proof,” said the condo board’s chair Bruce Macfarlane. “Because we can’t make the final decision without evidence, and he declines to provide that.”  The Manitoba Human Rights Commission said for an animal to be considered a service dog, it must be trained to assist a person with a disability, and the work performed by the dog must be directly related to its owner’s physical or mental disability.     Read the article……………


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