By: Trina Orlando

JEANNETTE (KDKA) – A district magistrate today ordered a Jeannette business owner to pay $1,500 in fines for violating an ordinance that prohibits certain animals in the city.

Frank Trigona says he has been keeping four goats on his property to maintain the grass, but the animals have broken free on several occasions and been spotted roaming around the city.

City ordinances restrict residents from owning farm animals and also from allowing any animals to roam free.

Trigona has been cited five times.

He says the goats are his pets and he has no plans to get rid of them. He will appeal the judge’s decision.

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