Ohio woman can keep dogs few more months

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman has another few months to decide which five of her seven dogs must go to comply with a suburban city's two-dog limit.

Karen Glardon tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/HPiT3Y ) that she has signed an Ohio Civil Rights Commission settlement. She says an investigator determined the city hadn't violated her civil rights, but agreed to help her get more time. She had been under a Nov. 4 deadline.

The Fairfield city solicitor says the northern Cincinnati suburb won't take any action until Feb. 1.

The city has a nearly 30-year-old pet regulation that limits residences to two adult dogs. The city investigated after a neighbor complained about barking dogs.

Glardon says the dogs are therapeutic for her. She has Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

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

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