GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Michigan – A 12-year-old boy from West Michigan with autism is likely to be able to keep his ducks, which are his emotional supportive animals.
Georgetown Township officials issued a jamming order to Mark and David Jennifer Dyke after receiving several complaints from neighbors about her son's ducks who had moved away from her property. The alleged complaints concern the unpleasant odor of ducks and their impact on the property values in the area.
The Dykes demanded a variance of the ordinance so that their son Dylan could keep the ducks. Dozens of people came out Wednesday night for a meeting of the community's Zoning Appeal Board. The members seemed to agree to find a way to let the ducks stay and discuss more details later.
Jennifer Dyke called it "a victory for us".