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. “