Florida man faces eviction over emotional support squirrel

A Clearwater man is fighting to keep a squirrel as a pet inside his condominium

A Florida man is fighting his condo association for the right to keep his pet, a squirrel he registered as an emotional support animal.

Ryan Boylan, who lives in Clearwater Beach, received a notice last month to either get rid of Brutis, his pet squirrel, which is considered an exotic animal and is banned, or face eviction.

"Ever since then I mean, oh my god, I can't imagine not being around her", Boylan told WFLA-TV.

But he could lose her.

The property management first learned of the typically outdoor rodent's status as Boylan's pet when a local dog chased it up a tree in April.

Boylan argues Brutis is an emotional support animal. But the association contends that this was done after it told Boylan that the pet was prohibited. He suffered from post-traumatic stress from a vehicle accident back in 2004.

Ryan Boylan claims his squirrel Brutis is a support animal for his PTSD.

Former condo official Sherry Arfa told News Channel 8 that it is a liability if something happens with the squirrel. Boylan's doctor said an emotional support animal would help alleviate challenges that Boylan suffers from PTSD due to a auto accident.

"She's just like an inside cat".

In response to a discrimination complaint from Boylan, the Florida Office of Human Rights sent the condo board a letter saying that emotional support animals were protected under the Fair Housing Act, the station reported. "To help alleviate these challenges and to enhance his day to day functionality, I have prescribed Ryan to obtain emotional support animal (s)", his letter to the board, posted by News Channel 8, reads.

Boylan is adamant that giving up the animal is not an option. "It's just like with any animal, you can have the nicest dog and they could bite somebody".

Boylan, who rescued Brutis after the storm rocked Florida in October 2016, said he quickly became attached to the animal. Many people have traditional domesticated animals like service dogs or even cats for emotional support. "If it was a gerbil or something that your grandkid had hiding under the bed, Im sure that would be fine".

Related News:

  • Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's unsolicited proposal

    Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's unsolicited proposal

    The deal would dwarf Dell Inc's US$67 billion acquisition of EMC in 2015 - then the biggest in the technology industry. But whether Broadcom is willing to make an offer Qualcomm can't refuse still isn't clear.
    Analyst Research and Ratings: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Goldcorp Inc. (GG)

    Analyst Research and Ratings: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Goldcorp Inc. (GG)

    The company has a market capitalization of $271,000.00, a P/E ratio of 20.85, a P/E/G ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.34. Farr Miller Washington Limited Liability Company Dc holds 0.22% in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) or 29,384 shares.

    First Manhattan Company Boosted Its Gilead Sciences INC (GILD) Stake

    Van Hulzen Asset Ltd Liability has invested 0.14% in Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ) to report earnings on February, 6. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating on shares of Gilead Sciences in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.
  • Race to Dubai victor  Henrik Stenson out of 2017 European Tour finale

    Race to Dubai victor Henrik Stenson out of 2017 European Tour finale

    Final preparations are in place for some of the world's best golfers, ahead of this year's DP World Tour Championship . I can't control what the other people do.
    Brexit Could Leave 'Food Rotting At The Border', Warn MPs

    Brexit Could Leave 'Food Rotting At The Border', Warn MPs

    The MPs said after Brexit the number of checks HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will have to carry out each year could increase fivefold to 255 million.
    Rose McGowan Surrenders to Cops In Felony Cocaine Case

    Rose McGowan Surrenders to Cops In Felony Cocaine Case

    In the wake of that bravery, other victims and Weinstein's own employees have spoken out as well, despite also signing NDAs. The fact there was a warrant out for the star's arrest surfaced after the actress brought it upon social media in October.
  • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is White Pine Investment CO's 9th Largest Position

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Morgan Stanley from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Tuesday, October 17th.
    'S Durga' director moves court against IFFI, I and B ministry

    'S Durga' director moves court against IFFI, I and B ministry

    I would also like to extend a warm welcome to all the delegates to India, with open arms, as only we Indians can", he adds. Tewari took to twitter said, "Preposterous - That I&B Ministry got two films dropped from IFFI 2017".
    Jeff Sessions Flip-Flops, Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policies Are Still in Effect

    Jeff Sessions Flip-Flops, Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policies Are Still in Effect

    She would have to choose between living a normal life and going to get higher education for a better future. A 12-year-old girl, who uses medical marijuana to manage her epilepsy and resultant seizures, is suing U.S.
  • Buhari Arrives Abakaliki, Begins Project Commissioning

    Buhari Arrives Abakaliki, Begins Project Commissioning

    President Muhammadu Buhari received a warm reception at the Akanu Ibiam International airport in Enugu on Tuesday. He is also expected to visit Anambra State.
    Zendaya To Star In Reese Witherspoon-Produced Film 'A White Lie'

    Zendaya To Star In Reese Witherspoon-Produced Film 'A White Lie'

    The movie will show Hemmings fully immersing herself into upper-class NY society, where she's treated as a wealthy white woman. Zendaya will also produce A White Lie , alongside actress Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter .

    The Case for and Against The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

    TheStreet cut Coca-Cola European Partners PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, December 5th. As of the end of the quarter Wells Fargo & Company/mn had bought a total of 20 shares growing its stake by 0.6%.


Most liked

Brexit: UK Gets Two Weeks To Clarify Positions
Mr Barnier gave United Kingdom officials a two-week deadline to clarify how much Britain is willing to pay before it leaves the union.

What Analysts Suggest About Denbury Resources (DNR)?
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.66316, the 24 month is 0.45, and the 36 month is 0.19107. The value of the investment in ( DNR ) decreased from $1,078,000 to $850,000 a change of $228,000 since the last quarter.

Rackspace and HPE launch PAYG private cloud
Furthermore, they get the benefits of the private cloud, such as a single-tenant environment and better performance, control, and security, he said.

YouTube Announces Partnership with Ticketmaster
However, Ticketmaster's deal is not exclusive to YouTube , the company also integrated with Spotify previous year . Starting today, YouTube will begin featuring hundreds of artist's upcoming US tour dates on their YouTube videos.

SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.05
Ahl Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.21% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens.

Trending Stocks Alert: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), Facebook, Inc. (FB)
It is negative, as 50 investors sold JNJ shares while 878 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 504 raised stakes. Morgan Stanley maintained Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) on Wednesday, September 21 with "Equal-Weight" rating.

Sold 643 Shares Of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
Check Capital Management Inc decreased Chevron (NYSE:CVX) stake by 4,000 shares to 3,727 valued at $389,000 in 2017Q2. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.90.

Mantashe disappointed in those pushing rumours of his possible removal
The NEC team includes Sbu Ndebele, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Joyce Moloi-Moropa and Sdumo Dlamini. The NEC reflected at length on the Eastern Cape 8th Provincial Conference.

MLB Awards: Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo named 2017 NL Manager of the Year
Molitor, who just completed his third season in charge of the Twins, is a member of the Hall of Fame as a player. Martinez, and led by pitchers Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray, the Diamondbacks made the playoffs this year.

Liverpool 'win race to sign Leon Goretzka'
Goretzka's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and he is expected to take on a new challenge by joining a new club.

Mahindra Launches Its 2017 Scorpio Facelift At Rs 9.97 lakh
As for the side profile, it boasts of redesigned ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators, while riding on new alloy wheels. In addition, there are tweaks to the tailgate in form of new skid plate, chrome applique and an aeroblade wiper.

NCAA Rules Braxton Beverly Immediately Eligible To Play For NC State
State had to file new information which wasn't initially available in order for the decision to be reconsidered. Beverly was denied immediate eligibility after leaving Ohio State following Thad Matta's resignation.

Trump's approval rating is near his personal low
President Trump's approval rating is on the rise, according to Rasmussen Reports' daily presidential tracking poll. But the same poll, conducted by Rasmussen Reports , shows 53 percent disapprove.

Haters gonna hate: Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' just cracked 1 million sales
In doing so, it became the fourth consecutive Swift album to sell over 1 million copies during its opening week. According to Hits Daily Double, the album is projected to debut with 1.30-1.34 million pure United States sales.

Bharat 22 ETF anchor book subscribed six times
Only three public sector banks - SBI, Indian Bank and Bank of Baroda - figure in the Bharat-22 index. We take a look at the fund which is part of the government's divestment programme.