Woman sues nudist community over service dog

Published On: Feb 27 2014 09:08:53 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 27 2014 09:34:40 AM EST
LUTZ, Fla. -

A blind resident at a Pasco County nudist community has sued the resort association, saying that she's been harassed because her service dog exceeds the community's weight limits.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Paradise Lakes Resort resident Sharon Fowler has a black Labrador named Laura who weighs well over the community's threshold. Fowler says the dog is a service animal.
Fowler says the association has told her to only walk the dog in specific areas and that the dog must move out of the way of pedestrians. Also, she's been told her dog is out of control.
Fowler filed a civil rights lawsuit in Pasco court. The suit seeks monetary damages for mental anguish and injunctive relief.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus