(Scroll down for video) A couple is in distress after being notified that they need to get rid of their pet ducks or face a $500 per day fine, according to a panel proceeding in Pennsylvania.
The couple said that they are paying $400 in order to go before a zoning board and plead for their four pet ducks to be allowed to remain at their home.
James Kistler of Delmont said he and his wife, Dawn, were notified last month that their pet ducks, Larry, Moe, Curly, and Fred, go against the city ordinance governing pets and could face a $500 per day fine if they do not get rid of them.
Kistler said the letter gave them the option of paying $400 to go before the city zoning board of appeals. He said that they have decided to plead their case.
"Who do they hurt?" Kistler said, referring to their beloved pets. "They're as quiet as can be. I just want the village officials to leave me alone. I like to see them and talk to them," Kistler said. "I will fight this to the end," he added.
An official at the zoning board, William Heaps, and zoning board hearing lawyer, Jon Sweeney, will hear the case.
Kistler, 53, said he paid $3.50 per duck and he keeps them fenced in.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view