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Anyone know the laws about goats on ferry boats
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markct    Posted 10-10-2003 at 06:34:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
in a few weeks i am getting a goat breed at a place on long island NY. it is not too far from the port jefferson ferry boat, but i was wondering if they would have a problem with me bringing a goat over in my truck, since i would be bringing my truck over (which aint cheap by the way, 37 bucks each way) i would just put it in the back, but i know some ferrys dont let ya stay with your vehicle, so an unatended goat might be frowned on? i was just wondering if anyone had done this before

Jailkeeper    Posted 10-10-2003 at 17:45:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have to be within hoof reach of a life jacket.

Sorry, couldn't resist! ;)

RichZ    Posted 10-10-2003 at 11:12:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, why don't you just call the ferry service, and ask them? Call information for the number.

Greg    Posted 10-10-2003 at 08:57:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I canít help on the laws in your area but one thing I do when I have to haul one that may be unattended is to put her in one of those plastic dog crates. (Pet Porter) They seem to work well and also provide a sort of hiding pace for them. Helps with the stress of being in a strange place. It would also keep her from potentially taking an unexpected tour of the boat.

The airlines accept these as means of transporting animals so I donít know why a ferryboat wouldnít. Probably worth a phone call though.

Just an idea.

markct    Posted 10-10-2003 at 09:40:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i was planning on putting the cap on the back of my toyota, and then putting her on a short leash tied to the tiedown rings inside the pickup bed, so she would be pretty well contained, but maybe i will look into the dog crate, they cant be too expensive i would imagine. maybe if i got the dog crate i could just carry her on as luggage and not have to take the truck over on the ferry, it would save alot of money that way.

Greg    Posted 10-10-2003 at 10:39:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thatís an idea if you can get transportation on the other side without too much trouble. I would think that the topper would work fine too.

I think I paid about 50 bucks for the crate I use at WalMart. It sounded high at the time but we use it a lot and it is easier than hooking up the horse trailer just to transport one animal. (no topper for my truck)

If you know anyone that travels with their dogs often they may have one they would loan you for a day.

Reminds me of a trip to the vet a couple of years ago. I used my wifeís Explorer and just put the Pygmy goats in the back seat.
On the way home I stopped at the drive up window at the liquor store and the guy asks if my dogs would like a milk bone for the ride home. The windows are dark and hard to see through from the outside. I said no that they were more into weeds. He gave me a funny look and then I hit the power window button for the back seat. The look on his face was great. Ya just donít see goats riding in a car very often. It fun at stop lights too.

good luck with the new kids.


Les    Posted 10-10-2003 at 08:37:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that's the ferry that my Farmall M came over from Long Island on. You might go onto the Farmall board and try to raise Geoff Halleck. He's the guy I bought the M from.

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