Sheep story for Sarah
Well, others can read this, too. :D But I thought of Sheep Co. when I saw this. Way to go, Pepper! :)
Dixon Family's Sheep Gets Reprieve
Pepper is probably the most talked about sheep in Solano County, and for now, she doesn't have to move.
The Dixon City Council gave Pepper's owners, the Angelman family, six months to relocate their pet sheep to another part of their backyard and reduce odors coming from her pen.
"Pepper lives! It's such a relief. We didn't know what we would do if we were forced to relocate her," said Natalie Angelman. "She's a part of the family."
Pepper has lived in the Angelman's backyard since she was born five years ago, but last summer, some neighbors complained about livestock smells coming from the Angelman's backyard.
One neighbor complained to the city a sheep didn't belong in a residential neighborhood within city limits.
In October, the Angelman family applied for a permit to keep Pepper, which the Dixon Planning Commission denied.
Tuesday night, City Council members overturned that decision, with the condition the family make changes to Pepper's backyard pen.
The city will revisit the matter in six months to see how things are going with Pepper and could issue another decision then.
But for now, a woolly situation has been averted for Pepper and her happy owners.