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Monday, June 23, 2008

Goats Remain Afloat, Await Vote

From the Sun Gazette:
Owners of the two goats were ordered to remove them from a Ballston home by county officials, citing a ban on keeping livestock in residential neighborhoods. But the order has been put on hold until Aug. 13, when the matter will be heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

After speaking with County Board Vice Chairman Barbara Favola and the county employee who issued the violation, Bryant Nichols and Matt Haggerty - who rent the property and purchased Carne and Leche to keep as pets, found a temporary way around the rules.

The pair “filed an appeal to get a variance, like you would if you were building an addition,” said Haggerty. “By doing this, we automatically got an extension.”
You can find more of the back story here. You can also visit Carne and Leche's website at

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