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Halstead: I'll fight legal threats to take away mum's dogs, vows son
3:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
An angry son is threatening to stage a protest against a housing association’s alleged attempts to have his elderly mother’s dogs removed.
Jason Everson claims mum Rita Walker, 70, is being victimised by Greenfields which he says has threatened to seek court action to have her three beloved dogs removed from her home in Park Lane Close, Earls Colne, after a staff member was bitten by one of them.
Mr Everson, 44, insists the incident was only minor and that the dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Chica, was agitated by the woman, who had arrived unannounced.
Mr Everson has already set up a Facebook group and online petition condemning the action of Greenfields and calling for change.
A Greenfields spokesman said: "Greenfields take all incidents like this seriously.
“In this case a member of staff was bitten by a resident’s dog whilst carrying out a pre-planned visit.
“Our tenancy agreement clearly states that residents are responsible for their dogs, and that we may consider asking for animals to be removed if an incident occurs.
“We are in discussion with the family to try to find a suitable way forward.”
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