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Herndon resident Kathe Barsotti lost her application for a zoning amendment that would allow her to keep her miniature pet goats, such as the one in this photo. (Photo Courtesy of Kathe Barsotti)
Herndon resident Kathe Barsotti lost her application for a zoning amendment that would allow her to keep her miniature pet goats, such as the one in this photo. (Photo Courtesy of Kathe Barsotti)

By Greg Hambrick

Herndon Town Council officially has a beef with goats. A Herndon woman has lobbied for six months to get a zoning amendment that would allow her to keep her pet miniature goats. The council rejected the proposal Tuesday.

Kathe Barsotti argued miniature, dwarf or pygmy goats make good pets and provide fresh dairy and brush-clearing abilities. But neighbors, council members and animal experts from Frying Pan Farm Park did not agree. Read more about their arguments plus other stories in our daily collection from across Patch sites in Virginia and DC.

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