A board member of a condominium corporation recently forwarded me an interesting article from the New York Post about Charlie, the adorable 3.5 pound Yorkie whose owner was taken to court by the condominium association of a 24 unit development in Queens, New York.
The board of directors of this association had tried to get the owner, Donna Forman, to remove her previous dog, a Shih Tzu, named Rugby, and commenced an action in February 2001. During the court process and before the decision was rendered, the dog died. Donna then went on to replace Rugby with Charlie and attempted to get the consent of the board. The board refused based on its no pets policy. The board then commenced further proceedings under a separate action to have Charlie removed.
The lower court found in favour of the association and ordered that Charlie be removed. Then most recently, that decision was overturned when the Appellate Division ruled that Charlie could stay.
Please see full article below for further information.
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