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Ohio zoning board says woman has too many dogs



Published: Thu, September 5, 2013 @ 2:28 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease must get rid of five of her seven dogs, a city zoning board has ruled.

Karen Glardon said she will file a legal challenge to Wednesday’s ruling by the Fairfield Board of Zoning Appeals, which voted unanimously to deny her request for a variance to keep all seven dogs.

“Why are they doing this to me?” Glardon asked after the meeting. “I’m not getting rid of my dogs. Those dogs are not going anywhere unless they want to cut the chain off of the fence that’s on there, and then they are going to be charged with theft.”

Glardon, 57, says her dogs are therapeutic, helping her battle her ailments. But the city’s nearly 30-year-old pet regulation limits residents to two adult dogs or cats older than four months on a residential lot.

A neighbor had complained about dogs barking, and a June inspection found more than two dogs present on the property.

Glardon said she will challenge the ruling under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The board said the dogs don’t meet requirements to be considered service dogs.


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1papa1(648 comments)posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

if she's taking good care of the dogs and they are helping her with her illnesses she should be able to keep them.

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