Mississippi mayor pardons pet pig of deployed military man

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July 7, 2016 3:45AM (UTC)
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MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A mayor in a Mississippi city has decided not to banish a pet pig while its owner is on military duty in Iraq.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/29iWWbq ) that Moss Point Mayor Billy Broomfield has saved the bacon, so to speak, of Patrick the pig.

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Patrick's owner, Otis Lundy, will be deployed with the Air Force until this fall, and a friend is taking care of his pets. Patrick is 7 years old, and Lundy had him for years before a local ordinance banned pigs in the town.

Lundy's home is a few blocks from City Hall, and an animal-control officer saw Patrick while responding to a complaint about a dog.

After a social media uproar about the possibility of Patrick being confiscated, the mayor declared the pig could stay.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com




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