People living in Calgary can now apply to have livestock emotional support animals like a goat, pig or even chickens.

The City just launched the application process, which includes a letter from a licensed phychologist, or psychiatrist, recommending the animal as part of a treatment for mental health.

It also requires contact information from a veterinarian and an alternate home outside of the city in case the permit is ever revoked, or the owner is no longer able to care for the animal.

Calgary Community Standards Business and Policy Analyst, Aalika Kohli, says last October, the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw was amended to allow Calgarians to keep livestock emotional support animals.

"With this new permitting process, we are pleased to be able to meet the needs of Calgarians while ensuring animal welfare remains a top priority."

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