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Man Receives Eviction Notice Due To Guide Dog

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CAMERON PARK (CBS13) –  A local man says that he is getting evicted from his home because of his guide dog that he cannot live without.

Vern, Randy Cumming’s guide dog, is retired and no longer considered a service dog. But, according to California regulation and the rules at the Cameron Park Mobile Home Park Estates, Vern is now considered a pet.

Park Manager, Jim Dunn, recently told Cummings, who has lived in the park for three years, that Vern would have to leave when Cummings brings home his new guide dog.  Apparently, a complaint had been received, and after 7 ½ years of faithful service, Vern will have to find another place to live.

Nikki Simpson, Cummings’ girlfriend, says that that they like the park, the managers and they hope there can be a compromise for Vern.

CBS13 spoke with park management who says they think the entire story has been blown out of proportion, but they didn’t want to speak on camera, but they say they are considering a compromise.

Vern’s owner, Randy, is currently at the Home for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, training his new guide dog and is expected to be home in about two weeks.

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