San Antonio’s illegal pig population rises, ACS says


ACS found Thing 1 and Thing 2 after a Good Samaritan contained stray pigs in the yard of a vacant house south of Pleasanton Road and West Harding on Thursday, December 9.

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Over the past month, San Antonio Animal Care Services picked up four pigs wandering around city neighborhoods. Lisa Norwood, public information officer for ACS, says the growing pig population is a problem because it is illegal to own the animal in the city. Owning a pig within city limits is a Class C offense, punishable by fines of around $ 300 on average.

“They’re super cute but super illegal,” says Norwood. “Now we have four pigs that will probably be here during the holidays as it is difficult for us to find a placement outside of the city limits. Even if the owners try to take them back, they can’t have them in a house inside. the city limits. “

Over the past month, San Antonio Animal Care Services picked up four pigs found to be stray in the city.

Over the past month, San Antonio Animal Care Services picked up four pigs found to be stray in the city.

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Babe and Thing 1 were two pigs found by ACS wandering around San Antonio.

Babe and Thing 1 were two pigs found by ACS wandering around San Antonio.

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All four pigs were named by ACS and have no apparent owners. According to Norwood, Tammy Swinette (a white and pink slut) was found in an area of ​​Five Palms Drive and Old Pearsall Road on November 18. Babe (a black slut) was successfully argued in the 900 block of WW White Road on November 21st.

Most recently, ACS found Thing 1 and Thing 2 after a Good Samaritan contained stray pigs in the yard of a vacant house south of Pleasanton Road and West Harding on Thursday, December 9.

Owning a pig within city limits is a Class C offense, punishable by fines of around $ 300 on average.

Owning a pig within city limits is a Class C offense, punishable by fines of around $ 300 on average.

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“I see our pig population increasing,” says Norwood. “It’s certainly unusual, but we have to publicize something because it’s illegal.”

In San Antonio, residents also cannot own monkeys, wolves, coyotes, alligators, skunks, ostriches, poisonous or poisonous reptiles, panthers, lions, tigers and bears. . Oh my.


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