Thanks so much for your reply. Although you cannot prevent them from filing a FED, they have no chance of prevailing on this. You have the right under your lease to have 3 dogs..you have paid a security deposit
for 3 dogs and I'm presuming that deposit is still being held by the owner. There is no legal requirement that those dogs need to remain the same dogs. So, if the owners should make an attempt to pursue this FED, you would get a notice of this and will be expected to appear at the hearing for the eviction
order. At that hearing, you would present your lease and evidence that you have paid a pet deposit of $200 per dog for 3 dogs; you will also want to give the history of the situation (i.e., the mold issues, etc.) so the court can understand the landlord's motives in pursuing this FED. The court will determine that having this dog does not cause you to be in default in any way and will dismiss the landlord's petition. That will end the issue for you.
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