Florida man fights to keep emotional support squirrel

(WFLA, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A Florida man is fighting to keep his emotional support squirrel, and facing possible eviction from his Clearwater Beach condominium as a result.

Ryan Boylan and Brutis are inseparable.

He rescued her last year after Hurricane Matthew.

"Ever since then I mean, oh my God, I can't imagine not being around her," said Boylan.

But he could lose her.

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Property management at Island Walk Condominiums discovered Brutis in April when she was chased up a tree by a dog.

According to a complaint filed by the condo association to Boylan and the condo owner, exotic animals are not allowed. 

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In the complaint, attorneys state Boylan never submitted paperwork that Brutis was an emotional support animal until this past summer.

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