In Berlin, CT, Benny the Goat has been Sheri Sala’s pet for five years. She adopted Benny at 3 weeks old, bottle-fed him and has kept him as a pet for the last five years.
Suddenly the court wants to kick Benny out of her home, despite the fact neighbors have not complained about the Pygmy goat.
The neighbors have complained about her dog, however, for barking. But the goat doesn’t bother them. The goat only seems to bother a Draconian law forbidding such animals on less than 3 acres of land.
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You can have all the barking dogs, squawking parrots, gunning engines, screaming children, lawn mowers, and leaf blowers that you want.
But in Berlin, CT, you may not have a goat.
This is clearly a case of the law not keeping up with the times. Goats are pets now. Nobody is complaining about this woman’s goat. There is no reason this woman should not keep her pet.
“But the law says” should not be the only reason to stand on in this case. Hello? Spirit of the Law vs. Letter of the Law, people.
If you think this is outrageous, check out this Facebook page and LIKE it: Berlin CT: Let Sheri Sala Keep Benny the Goat. Maybe they can review and then change the law. Or at the very least, make Benny an exception.
I’m not the only one doing her part to save Benny. Michelle over at Goat Berries is pleading Benny’s case as well. If you think this is half as ridiculous as I do, share this post or the FB page with your friends.
WSFB article: Town To Woman: Your Goat Has To Go
Patch Article: Goat Owner Has Time to Appeal
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