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Woman has too many dogs, zoning board rules

Published: 9/6/13 @ 12:00


Associated Press

FAIRFIELD

A suburban Ohio city’s zoning board has ruled that an ailing woman has too many dogs.

Karen Glardon, 57, will challenge the ruling. The Fairfield zoning board voted unanimously Wednesday night to deny her request to keep all seven dogs.

Glardon says her dogs are therapeutic, helping her battle with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. 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 says she will challenge the ruling under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The board says the dogs don’t meet requirements to be considered service dogs.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com