Goats, Chickens Seized From New Haven Apartment

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven city officials have removed two goats and 25 chickens from an apartment house in Fair Haven.

Rafael Ramos, the Deputy Director of Housing Code Enforcement, says they went to the apartment on Rock Hill Road after neighbors complained about a foul odor emanating from the home.

He says they found the goats in a first-floor bedroom and the chickens in a crate in the basement.

He says the family apparently was selling eggs laid by the chickens.

A city ordinance limits the number of chickens a city resident can own to six.

The livestock has been taken to an animal-rescue farm in Coventry.

Ramos says the family voluntarily surrendered the animals and the city won’t pursue fines or criminal charges.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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