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Apex Refines Livestock Ordinance

Posted May 16, 2007 7:28 a.m. EDT

— The Apex Town Council has approved a more targeted ordinance to prohibit owning livestock in the town.

Almost 80 sheep were seized from a residence near downtown in March, and 30 of the animals had to be euthanized because they were so ill.

The incident prompted the Town Council to adopt an ordinance that banned all livestock except horses by Apex residents.

The ordinance, which goes into effect June 1, has been refined prohibit owning large livestock as pets. Chickens, ducks and rabbits  would still be allowed under the new rules.

Apex officials also said they would review other cases individually.