Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Probably has to do with the local zoning laws, SHT.
Not sure what the OP's local zoning laws state about livestock, but there's usually a minimum acreage requirement and the area has to be zoned for them. If it's not, then she can't keep a horse on the property. That zoning ordinance would include goats, sheep, cattle, llamas, alpacas, emus, ostriches, swine, and may also ban chickens.
Basically, if it's not zoned livestock/agricultural, she can't keep farm animals.
Sounds to me as if she lives in an actual township and not out in a rural area, which usually means no agricultural zoning.
I'm truly sorry you're going through this OP, but people should always check their local zoning laws before bringing farm animals onto a homestead.
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