Metro Human Relations hosts seminar on service & companion animals

News release from the Metro Human Relations Commission:

Metro Human Relations Hosts Seminar on Service & Companion Animals
Session highlights housing accommodations for doctor-prescribed animals

(April 10, 2013) – The City of Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission is joining with the Animal Training Development Center to host a free presentation on Fair Housing Law, as it relates to Companion or Service Animals. The seminar will be on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Omni Room at Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

The seminar will focus on accommodation of Companion and Service Animals, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Realtors, landlords, those who work with the disabled and those interested in fair housing laws are encouraged to attend. Speakers will include Cathy Serrano, executive director of Metro, and Mike Rowland, of the Animal Training and Development Center.

For more information or to RSVP, call 427-1146 or go to


Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, the local civil rights law enforcement agency, is empowered to investigate and enforce allegations of discrimination in employment, housing practices, public accommodation and education in the Fort Wayne Metropolitan area, in partnership with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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