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Raleigh City Council says yes to pygmy goats

Posted October 2, 2012 3:24 p.m. EDT

— The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday approved legislation to allow residents to keep two pygmy goats on lots less than one acre.

The vote marks a change to the current ordinance, which permits one goat per acre.

Council members voted in response to a request from 11-year-old Caroline Frye, who came before council in August to ask for the change so she could keep a pair of pygmy goats, which typically weigh less than 85 pounds.