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Fibromyalgia sufferer in danger of losing home

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Mitch Taylor is in danger of losing his home, and the former fireman believes his rights are being violated. The Wales resident suffers from fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has adopted eight huskies who help him with his pain and depression, but they are also the reason for his housing problems.


Taylor lives in a small two-bedroom house in the United Kingdom, and his neighbors are complaining about the noise from the eight Alaskan Malamutes who are part of his household. The former fireman considers the dogs to be part of his family, so he refuses to give them up. In addition, they seem to be part of his therapy because his depression and pain decreased after they were adopted. However, WalesOnline reports that he appears to be violating the tenant agreement by keeping too many pets in his house.

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Taylor explains the dogs are an important part of his battle against fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. Nevertheless, neighbors are tired of their barking and are comparing the noise to listening to wolves. They have filed an official complaint with the council to investigate the matter. Neighbors claim he is violating the rules by keeping more than two pets, the allowed maximum, and they want him to leave. Taylor is scrambling to come up with solutions while hoping he can continue to keep his dogs.

The former fireman argues the dogs are obedient, so their barking can be stopped with a simple command. His neighbors have a different story. Mitch Taylor is considering the possibility of rehoming his pets with others, but he does not like the idea of separating the pack of huskies. He may not have a choice if the council rules against him.

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