What cities allow goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by marymary, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. marymary

    marymary Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009

    I am making a list of all the cities that allow goats. I am speaking pro-goat at town hall tonight. So far I have Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, St. Paul, St. Louis, Pasadena, and New York.

    If you know of more please help me out. I'm hoping to change some laws here tonight!
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    City of Fort Worth Texas -

    Sec. 11A-21. Keeping of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, emus, ostriches, and rheas

    (a) In this section, "regulated animal" means an equine animal including, but not limited to, a horse, stallion, mare, gelding, filly, colt, mule, hinny, jack, jennet, any species of the bovine family; including but not limited to any cow, calf, steer or bull, any sheep, ram, ewe, lamb; any goat, billy, nanny, or kid; or an emu, ostrich, or rhea.
    (b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly keeps or maintains any regulated animal within one hundred (100) feet of a regulated structure as defined in subsection (c) on any parcel of land unless such parcel has a minimum area of ten thousand (10,000) square feet of pasture for each regulated animal.

    In other words, as long as your lot is 10,000 square feet or more, and 100 feet away from a residence or other regulated structure, you can keep a goat.
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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    From the Pomona, CA codes:

    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or permit to be maintained any of the following on any premises within the city:
    (1) Swine.
    (2) Dangerous or poisonous reptiles.
    (3) Bees.
    (4) Male goats.
    (5) Exotic animal. However, any such animal may be kept in the city after the owner or custodian of an exotic animal applies for an exotic animal permit from the shelter manager. The shelter manager may issue a permit upon the payment of a fee set by resolution of the city council. This permit will require that the animal be properly caged, maintained and fed and that the owner or custodian has complied with all other applicable laws, ordinances and required permits of the county or state.

    *I take #4 to mean that female goats are allowed, just males that are not.
  4. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2008
    Just remember one goat is a lonely goat and goats like to play= apartment living not so much fun..
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I recently saw an article about a woman in Seattle who petitioned to have a few pygmy goats and won.

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