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Potbellied Pigs Now Legal In Springs

By: Katherine Cook
By: Katherine Cook

A Colorado Springs family is in hog heaven since the city decided it was okay for them to keep their potbellied pig "Miss. Piggy," as a pet. Pigs had been illegal within Colorado Springs city limits for the last 100 years, but Chrystal McEntee and her family weren't ready to give up on their beloved pet. After learning of the law, McEntee took her story to City Council in hopes of having the law reversed. On Tuesday, City Council agreed and now Miss Piggy is a legal pet within Colorado Springs. The ordinance allows just potbellied pigs and they can't weigh more than 100 pounds. Owners must also keep them on a leash and harness in public, have the pigs spayed or neutered and pay a $12.00 registration fee.


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