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'Dog goes or you go' deadline up today for Longridge woman
A DISABLED mum will today receive an eviction notice unless she gets rid of her precious pet dog.
Elizabeth Procter, 50, took tiny three-year-old chihuahua Finney into her home after he was aban-doned, and at risk of being put down.
Ms Procter was hoping to pers-uade Ribble Valley Homes to look leniently on her pet.
However, the association says the dog must go.
Ms Proctor said there would be a meeting at her home with housing services manager Stephen Fell today, and she had been told to expect to be served with a notice unless the dog goes.
Ribble Valley Homes have told Ms Procter that because the flats in her building share an exit, it is outside the terms of her tenancy agreement to keep the dog.
Ms Procter, who lives with her full-time carer and daughter Jessica, 19, has a double curvature of the spine, which is causing injury to her left hip, and making it very difficult for her to get out.
She also suffers from mental health problems, and said Finney helped to cheer her up and keep her comp-any. She said: “This latest news is so upsetting. I’ve been told that the dog goes, or I do. Me and my daughter have been in floods of tears since getting this call, because I don’t know what to do.
“If I am a bit upset, Finney comes and sits on my knee. He knows when I am not feeling great and he is a wonderful companion.”
Ms Procter, of Bleasdale Court, Longridge, even set up an online petition to allow pets in Ribble Valley Homes. It has been signed by 110 people.
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