So, this is something that’s happening.
A Florida man is facing eviction from his condominium complex for not disclosing that he has — and I can’t make this up — an emotional support squirrel.
Clearwater Beach resident Ryan Boylan and his squirrel Brutis are currently facing the boot from his housing association for not telling the board about his nut-grabbing friend.
Boylan found Brutis last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, and the two have been inseparable ever since.
“Ever since then I mean, oh my God, I can’t imagine not being around her,” Boylan said.
According to WFLA 8 - Tampa:
According to a complaint filed by the condo association to Boylan and the condo owner, exotic animals are not allowed. He never told the board about the animal[…]
In the complaint, attorneys state Boylan never submitted paperwork that Brutis was an emotional support animal until this past summer.
Attorneys also state Boylan is residing in the unit as a tenant without having applied for and/or obtained approval from the association.
Boylan contacted the Office of Human Rights, claiming discrimination and they sent a letter to the association on his behalf, stating the Fair Housing Act, protecting emotional support animals.
There’s no explanation on whether the association would have approved Boylan’s application for an “exotic animal” should he have submitted one.
The case is still pending.
For video of the situation, watch below: