Jacksonville family back in court fighting to get girl's support dog back

January 11, 2016
A Jacksonville family was back in court Monday hoping to get their dog back from the city.
     In August, the city of Jacksonville took the dog because of an ordinance banning pit bulls. Amanda Simmons says the dog, named Edith, is an emotional support animal for her daughter Ahmeah.
     Their attorney says taking the animal violates the Federal Fair Housing Act.
     Simmons says her daughter has gotten worse since the dog was taken away.