Unfortunately Emotional Support Animals do not have the same protection as Service Animals. Even with service animals, however, a HOA or landlord can request the removal of the animal if there is a valid public concern. Unfortunately, even though the bites occurred a few months ago, they still did occur, and they are documented. As such, the HOA does not have much choice but to request removal of the animal, the reason being that if the dog bit a person again (even in the mistaken belief of defending a little girl) that person can sue the HOA and the HOA has an obligation to all of the homeowners to minimize liability. If the HOA continues to allow the dog to remain on the premises, and a homeowner reports the past incidents to the insurance, the insurance may even cancel their policy, based on the history and the HOA's failure to exercise due diligence.
So unfortunately, since the HOA has a fiduciary duty to all homeowners, it would generally be construed as negligence if the HOA failed to act in the case of an animal biting others on the premises.
I know this is not what you wish to hear, and as a dog lover myself I can only imagine your heartache (and your daughter's) but I have a moral obligation to provide accurate information. One can attempt to negotiate a compromise (ie using a shock collar that triggers when the dog leaves the confines of the specific home) but it would be up to the HOA to agree to this.
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