Claire Farrer, a 75 year old disabled woman in Colorado has repeatedly asked her HOA to allow her to build a fence so her service dog can run in the back yard. She notes that many of her neighbors have such fences. But board members at the Retreat at Rockrimmon HOA have repeatedly refused her requests.
The HOA did approve one of her requests: she could build a fence in area around a bed of rocks next to her home. The dog could run on the rocks, but no on the grass. She says that’s totally inappropriate for a dog, but her ongoing pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
Meanwhile, all the neighbors who have larged fenced in yards and dog runs are visible from the street. But for Claire Farrer, the answer is “No!”
Kudos to reporter Bill Vogrin for first reporting this story.
Ward Lucas, author of Neighbors At War! The Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association