Wealthy dog owner spends thousands of dollars in bitter legal battle to let her dog named Harvey live with her in plush apartment block – and wins
- Lee Davies spent thousands of dollars to have her dog live with her in apartment
- Mrs Davies and husband Ray purchased the exclusive apartment in June 2018
- First fought to overturn the ban last year but were met with strong disapproval
- Finally, Mrs Davies had support from other owners to have Harvey live with her
A wealthy dog owner has successfully fought to have her beloved pet live with her in a lavish Gold Coast apartment block.
Lee Davies spent thousands of dollars amid a lengthy legal battle to have her six-year-old shoodle, Harvey, live with her at their Silverpoint apartment on the Gold Coast.
Mrs Davies and her husband Ray purchased the exclusive apartment in June 2018.
Their home takes up the entire 15th floor and was owned by late billionaire developer Neville Pask, Courier Mail reported.
Lee Davies spent thousands of dollars in a legal battle to have her beloved six-year-old shoodle, Harvey, live with her at their Silverpoint apartment on the Gold Coast
The couple have not yet moved into the apartment due to the ban which has been in place for 30 years
The couple have not yet moved into the apartment due to the pet ban, which has been in place for 30 years.
They first fought to overturn the ban last year, but were met with strong opposition by Silverpoint’s body corporate committee.
‘He’s a sweet boy, just a really laid-back, friendly dog. Our friends call him Marcel Marceau, after the mime artist, because he’s so quiet,’ Mrs Davies argued.
After launching legal action for a second time, Mrs Davies was finally met with success after 14 owners supported her, with 10 objecting.
She is displeased however for the body corporate spending thousands of dollars on legal advice – and she on her own legal feed – for what she considered to be an irrelevant by-law.
‘I always believed it was wrong. I’ve had great support from other residents who’ve always wanted to have a dog, but couldn’t deal with the intimidation,’ Mrs Davies said.
Mrs Davies was granted conditional permission to allow Harvey in her apartment.
Mrs Davies was granted permission along with some rules to allow Harvey in her apartment