TRURO - Outdated town bylaws dealing with animals have officially been updated.
Truro town council has been reviewing old bylaws, dating back to the early 1900s, regarding specific animals. During a council meeting on Monday afternoon, councillors unanimously voted to change the outdated rules about animals such as pigs, roosters and goats.
One bylaw adjusted dated back to 1916, which allowed animals to be impounded when they are out of the care of their owners. That ruling was repealed.
Also, a 1926 bylaw indicated town residents could own a pig in their yard if it had a safe and sanitary enclosement. Now, pigs, as well as roosters, cannot be kept on town property except in a watershed or designated urban area.
A third bylaw, regarding goats, was amended. Anyone wishing to have a goat on their property must have at least 5,000 square feet and follow specific rules per goat.