Town tries to take pony away from disabled 3 year-old
Now, reading further into the story, there are bylaws and zoning issues that do need to be addressed when housing a pony on one acre lot for protection of the animal; but, the real injustice is that the initial smell complaint came from their neighbour who lives next to a COW FARM.
The town of Caledon may force a three-year-old boy with cerebral palsy to give up his miniature pony after a neighbour complained about the smell.
Sam Spiteri’s grandfather gave him the pony, Emily, after he was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy shortly after birth. The boy can’t walk or crawl, and Emily is part of his therapy regime.
“When we take him off the pony he cries. Even if he’s tired he doesn’t want to leave her,’’ his mother, Antonia Spiteri, said today.
But at the end of July, the town notified the Spiteris the pony had to be removed due to the complaints.
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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States