Mirabella claims in court records that they asked for documentation proving the cats were certified therapy animals, and have not received any certification papers from Coleman.
Coleman hired a lawyer to fight for him and his feline companions.
Coleman's lawyer, Randy Turner, says that the Fair Housing Act requires landlords to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled residents, and does not make certification a requirement for therapy animals.
Turner did provide Mirabella with a letter from Coleman's psychologist documenting the need for his therapy cats.
Regardless of the outcome, Coleman says he cannot survive without his cats. He says they are right beside him day and night.