SAN ANTONIO - Pesky critters are making their home at a woman's hair salon. An animal invasion is bad enough but some of her clients are cancer patients who are already vulnerable to diseases.
The business owner said the previous tenant was having a raccoon issue. She said her landlord failed to mention that to her.
"There he is posing at the door," said Stephanie Anderson, owner of Trinity Lace Wig, as she point to a picture of a raccoon.
When Anderson first envisioned taking her online business to the next step, dealing with raccoons was obviously not part of the plan.
"I'm livid," said Anderson in tears. "I'm upset. I've invested money that I've had to just give away."
A year ago she picked an office space off of Loop 410 and Fredericksburg Road. It was perfect for her clients who need some privacy.
"(Some have) lupus. Some of them are going through radiation, chemo and they have an immune deficiency that makes them vulnerable to stuff," said Anderson.
Anderson has found feces.
"There's urine in the lighting tile," she pointed out.
After dealing with three incidents where raccoons have invaded her salon she's ready to go.
"There could be one up there now because when I came in you could tell there was something coming down," said Anderson referring to the tile on the ceiling. "I shouldn't have to live with that and pay."
The problem, though, is finding another place and fronting the money.
"If I go with a traditional salon I'm going to have to build privacy areas," said Anderson. "If I go with an executive area I'm looking at another costly bill to put in water and plumbing."
In the meantime, she's trying to work something out with her landlord and just hopes more uninvited guests don't come barging in.
A call to Anderson's landlord has yet to be returned.