HIV+ Man’s Mood Stabilizing Dog Can Remain In ‘No Pets’ Apartment

Richard M. Blake, who’s been battling HIV for the last two years, was told by his doctor to get a support dog to help with his isolation and depression. So Blake brought in 11-year-old Kayla, a boxer mix, to live with him in his Brighton apartment. It worked! Blake started getting out of the house, losing weight, and his blood pressure dropped.
His landlord didn’t like it — and tried evicting him, just two months after giving Blake clearance to bring the dog in. That’s crap, ruled the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, which ordered Brighton Gardens LP to pay Blake $25,000 for an illegal attempt to oust Blake and his adorable pooch.