OOPS – MORE PETS?
Published September 4, 2020
Let’s just face it:
Psychology and Psychiatry are nowadays part of our daily life.
And it creates many problems we didn’t have to face before this
“science” became fashionable.
When I grew up there
were no “EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS”. You either
liked pets, or you disliked them.
If you think that an
emotional support animal will help you cope with daily life, you
must like animals in the first place – right? Because if you
don’t like dogs or cats – the pets most often claimed to be
emotional support animals – these kind of animals will
definitely not help you deal with your daily life.
Here comes the all
important question: If you like pets, why moving into a
community that has written “NO PETS” in big
letters over the entrance? To me it makes very little sense, but
I guess in today’s times there is always an explanation?
In my opinion it’s
not very neighborly to have a pet – emotional or otherwise – in
a NO-PET community. Have you ever considered that your neighbors
moved into a NO-PET community because they have serious
allergies? I don’t consider it very neighborly to live by the
motto: Me first, who cares about the neighbors!
This newly invented
anxiety, depression, phobias, or post-traumatic stress disorder
has created more lawsuits in community associations than the
proponents are willing to admit.
And all the new laws, trying to solve the many existing problems
caused by emotional service animals and their owners, will not
stop the fights in these communities.
Does anyone honestly believe that owners with serious allergies
will say: Wow, I moved into a NO-PET community because of my
allergies, but in order to help my neighbor deal with his/her
psychological issues I don’t mind getting sick and having to buy
very expensive allergy medications in order to function?
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking