In a previous post, we discussed Dexter the (almost) flying emotional support peacock. In this post, we turn our attention to Maybelline the emotional support pig in the great state of Florida. Maybelline is at the center of a dispute between her owner and her owner’s HOA. The owner claims that she suffers from certain conditions with which Maybelline helps, as an emotional support animal. The HOA has notified the owner that Maybelline is “livestock,” the presence of which the HOA’s governing documents prohibit.
So who is right? Under certain circumstances, Maybelline may be allowed to stay. This post will focus on the legal background surrounding community associations and emotional support animals.