Save Ava’s Pygmy Goats, Lilly and Juju!

Remember our friend Benny in Berlin, Connecticut, the goat you helped keep safe at home with his humans?

Well it’s time to help out 12-year-old Ava in Federal Way, Washington — animal control wants to take away her caprine friends, and it’s wrong, wrong, wrong in our humble Goat Berries’ opinion.

Ava and Lilly

If you agree, have a look at Ava’s petition and sign it to show your support:

Hello! my name is Ava and I am 12. I have two Pygmy goats that live with me in Federal Way, WA. Ever since I was 3 I have wanted a goat. My mom said when I was 9, I could have one. So when I turned 9 my mom got me a Pygmy goat as a pet. For the past 3 years, Lilly has lived in the house with me. A year ago, Animal Control tried to come and take my baby away from me. They said that I have a week or else they would take it and sell her at AUCTION. I have severe anxiety so my pediatrician wrote a letter and now Lilly is an emotional therapy animal . 6 months ago, I got another goat, Juju. Goats are best in pairs, so they keep each other company. Juju and Lilly have lived In the house with me for the past 6 Months. Yesterday, animal control came again and they said if my goats are not gone by July 31st, they will be sold at auction. I live in a regular house, no acreage, just a backyard. They said it is not legal to have Goats in our community. Please help us. I am hoping that if i get enough signatures, animal control will realize that two goats living in the house is not a bad thing. Thank you.

Lilly the pygmy goat

Remember, you need to sign here by July 31 in order to make your voice herd, erm, heard!

Best of luck, Ava, Lilly, and Juju!

Sending much love from Italy!

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7 Responses to “Save Ava’s Pygmy Goats, Lilly and Juju!”
  1. Pam
    07.29.2013

    This is so crazy….I so hope she gets to keep them!! xx

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  2. Joan
    07.29.2013

    There was a similar case in Maryland a year or so ago. Someone had a pygmy goat in a suburban area, the local law required a minimum of something like 2 acres for ‘farm animals’. Pygmy goats aren’t horses or cows!

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  3. 07.30.2013

    Goats are good therapy animals. They work well with those who have anxiety. They are sweet and loving animals. If you can have two dogs in your back yard you should be able to have two small goats as long as they are not tied and have plenty to eat and get plenty of walks. Personally I would rather hear the sound of a goat then a dog barking all of the time. As far as smell, unless you have a billy goat they smell pretty nice!
    My vote is that Eva gets to keep Lilly and JuJu!

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  4. Gil
    07.31.2013

    Signed. Towns are going crazy these days!

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  5. 08.15.2013

    Dammit! I signed and FBed it way too late. Any word on this yet?

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    michelle Reply:

    I haven’t heard anything, Jess. Probably best to keep up on Facebook :)

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