NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dog fight is brewing in Coney Island.

After a nine-month combat tour in Afghanistan, a doctor recommended Eugene Ovsishcher get a comfort dog to help him deal with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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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.”

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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.

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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.