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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Woman says HOA targeting her dogs after report of raccoon problem

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UPDATE: Representatives from the health dept are urging home owners in the Oak Isand Beach Villa complex to contact them regarding possible contamination of urine and feces in the flooring, walls and interior attic spaces of their units. The representatives will be happy to come out and check each unit upon the owners request. Call Danny Thornton at 910-253-2252 or email him at


CASWELL BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- We told you earlier this month about a condo complex in Caswell Beach that has some unwanted visitors. Now, one resident says the home owners association is retaliating against her for bringing the issue to light.

Susan Prater says after we aired a story about raccoons she says lived in her building, she started feeling the heat from the HOA. Prater says because she is renting from a private owner, the HOA says she does not have the right to have her two dogs.

But Prater has had her dogs for about two years, and they were never a problem before.

"No one will come and clean it. No one will talk about it," Prater said of the problem with the raccoons. "The only issue they're attacking is the dogs."

We tried to talk to someone with the property. When we went to the office, no one answered the door. When we called the property manager, he told us he did not have the HOA president's number, that he would not talk to us and then hung up.

Prater says she will fight for what she knows is right, because she believes there is a lot at stake.

"I know that there will always be raccoons here. There will always be wildlife here. That's not the issue," she said. "The issue is the health issue that remains and will continue to remain as long as the raccoons are allowed to live and breed in the buildings."

Prater says she and the owner of her condo plan to fight the HOA's decision to evict the dogs.

She says the health department came out today and was appalled by what they found. So far the health department has not returned our call.

We tried to talk to CAMS Property Management, which is in charge of the property, but have not heard back.

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