WXYZ: Ypsilanti Township family fights to keep pet rooster
An Ypsilanti Township family is fighting to keep its pet rooster, Waffle, after township officials appealed a magistrate's decision that ruled in the family's favor, WXYZ reported.
Kendra Wiedbusch told WXYZ that having the 2-year-old rooster is like "having another dog."
A magistrate agreed with the Wiedbusch family, allowing them to keep Waffle but township officials are appealing the decision after an ordinance officer cited the family with a civil infraction because families who live on less than five acres cannot have farm animals.
Neighbor Chris Cascone filed a complaint with the township.
"It makes noise, it’s loud, it’s any time during the day," Cascone told WXYZ. "I always thought roosters were supposed to crow when the sun came up, but this thing will crow at noon, three o’clock in the afternoon."
Katrease Stafford covers the city of Ypsilanti for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at 734-623-2548 or KatreaseStafford@annarbor.com. You can also follow her on Twitter.