A DEAF dog owner whose shih tzus terrorised neighbours has been allowed to keep them as they provide vital emotional support.
Ashleigh Costello, 55, had been told the pets Bon Bon, Chester and Jack Russell-Chihuahua Tibor, were a nuisance because of their barking.
She was accused of breaching her tenancy agreement.
But she can keep the dogs after her lawyer used the Equality Act to defend her.
Landlord Octavia Housing received a string of complaints in Ladbroke Grove, West London.
It did not object to an assistance dog but said three was excessive.
Willesden county court heard Ms Costello had lost her partner and two pals and the dogs provided companionship.
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