A couple who live on SW 11th Street, above the Bayfront, wants to permanently house their long time pet horse at their home. Problem is, their residence is in a neighborhood where small houses are very tightly packed together which raises community eyebrows as to whether a horse can be properly located in a very densely populated area.
Jill Ledet told the Newport City Council that she’s had the horse for quite a while and would like to have it live out its final years at their place above the Bayfront. Some on the Council worried about prescedent if such permission is given to her and her husband. Right now they’re under pressure to move the horse to a more suitable facility. But Ledet lamented such facilities are very expensive. Ledet made it very clear she loves her horse and doesn’t want to give it up. She said again the horse is quite elderly and she doesn’t know how much longer the horse might live.
The City Council seemed a little disoriented with the conversation. They decided to turn the matter over to City Attorney David Allen for his review and possible options. The issue will return to the council May 3rd.