Thursday, September 27, 2007

Goat News: Seattle To Allow Pygmy Goats As Pets | Itchmo: News For Dogs & Cats

Yeah Seattle!

Pygmy goats in the city of Seattle can celebrate. They are now legally recognized as pets.

On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to reclassify the goats, also known as dwarf or miniature goats, as small animals rather than farm animals, and that the goats can be kept as pets.

“One small step for man, one giant step for goatkind,” said council member Richard Conlin, who sponsored the measure.

People who want to keep goats will have to license them like a dog or cat and get them dehorned. Male goats will also need to be neutered. Goats will not be allowed in off-leash areas or outside of the owner’s yard. Although there is an exception: the goats can be lent to other owners to graze in their yards.

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