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Commission Pooh-Poohs Condo Restriction On Guide Dog
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 29, 2005

CONGERS, NEW YORK--A blind woman has filed a complaint with the Rockland County Human Rights Commission claiming her condominium association is discriminating against her and her guide dog.

Edith Kling, 76, who has lived in her Northgate Commons condominium for the last 20 years, said she did not had any problems until a new neighbor moved in recently. That new neighbor complained to the condo board that Kling has not been properly cleaning up after Frances, her 4-year-old yellow Labrador retriever.

The board then set aside a parking spot near her home for Frances, and told Kling she could only walk the dog in that space.

Kling, however, said that the restriction violates her rights under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities and the Fair Housing Act.

The commission could fine the condominium for $10,000 or more it is found they have violated the law, the North Country Times reported.

"Blind Woman, Guide Dog Take On Condo Board" (North Country Gazette)


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