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BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (WBBM) – Strangers have been coming to the aid of a Bloomingdale man who’s in hot water over his noisy seeing-eye dog.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports, Tim Spencer has been fined by his condo association because it says barking from his dog, Iggie, has been disturbing neighbors.

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Spencer used a cane after retinoblastoma left him completely blind two years ago. But he decided instead to get a guide dog because it would be safer.

The condo complex where Spencer lives does not allow dogs, but permitted him to bring Iggie home two months ago. But now they are complaining that he barks too much.

After reading about Spencer’s predicament in the Daily Herald, people have been coming forward with advice on how to handle the barking, and even offering to dog-sit.

Several veterinarians have also offered their services for free.

Spencer tells the Daily Herald he is touched by the kindness of strangers.

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