NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dog fight is brewing in Coney Island.Woman Collapses, Dies While Climbing Stairs To 19th-Floor Apartment During Power Outage In Co-Op City
Last August, he adopted Mickey, a Shih Tzu.
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“He’s like my registered nurse,” Ovsishcher said. “When I was sick he was coming up to me every 15 minutes, checking up on me to see if I’m even breathing. It was like the best feeling in the world.”READ MORE: Exclusive: Orange County COVID Vaccine Site Ready To Go, But Organizers Say State Won't Send Them Any Doses
Ovsishcher sought an exemption from Trump Village’s no-dog policy and was told to get a note from his doctor explaining Mickey is a comfort dog.
After complying with the request, the co-op board rejected Ovsishcher’s plea, saying he needed a note from a psychiatrist, not his family doctor.
Now, Ovsishcher and his family are facing eviction from their three-bedroom apartment.
The 42-year-old war veteran said he feels he is being discriminated against, claiming the complex is crawling with dog owners who have some sort of amnesty.MORE NEWS: New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Stepping Down
Despite the fact that he could lose his home, Ovsishcher said he has no regrets and will continue to fight for Mickey because he’s a part of the family.