- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The City Council in Rapid City has denied a couple’s appeal to keep two pygmy fainting goats as therapy animals.

KEVN-TV and KOTA-TV report the City Council voted Monday against keeping the goats in city limits. Justina and Scot Glassgow have had the goats named Athena and Venus at their Rapid City home since April.

The Rapid City Journal reports livestock are permitted in the city only under certain conditions. Justina Glassgow says the goats provide mental health therapy, and that she has a doctor’s note recommending she keep them.

A neighbor had complained about the goats, and the council allowed a brief stay in code enforcement until it made a decision.

Justina Glassgow has said she would move the goats outside city limits and still visit them if their request was rejected.

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