Allow Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets in Little Rock, WITHOUT the restrictions of Livestock.
  • Petitioned The City of Little Rock, Arkansas

This petition was delivered to:

Animal Control, Board of Directors, & Animal Advisory Board
The City of Little Rock, Arkansas

Allow Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets in Little Rock, WITHOUT the restrictions of Livestock.

    1. Petition by

      SAVE SOOIE

Little Rock has 2 conflicting city ordinances. I am the owner of an 11-month old pot bellied pig. I thought I did the responsible thing by checking the city ordinance before I got him. I saw where he was allowed and proceeded. Now, because of a rude neighbor next door to the house I bought 3 months ago who called to complain that there was a PIG living next door to him, Animal Control is citing a different ordinance that doesn't allow livestock within 300 feet of the nearest residence.

I had to hire a lawyer for my pig because I believe the city is WRONG for having inconsistent ordinances. He is a strictly indoor pet. He is neutered, well-behaved, walks on a leash, sits on command - he is no different than a short, fat dog & I love him just as I do my dogs.  He is a PET; he is NOT Livestock!

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    • Judy Mobley LITTLE ROCK, AR
      • 9 months ago

      Why should a neighbor be able to have a dog that has been bred to kill but not a pot belly. If it is against the law, it's a ridiculous one. I seem to hear about dogs killing people weekly lately. This little pig looks pretty safe to me.

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    • Ellen Marie Whitney CLOVIS, NM
      • 10 months ago

      What is the problem with people any more? Here we have a pet withresponsible owner and they stillcomplain? Are they the type that throw animalsin the street forothers to worry about? Just stop and let this family keep their pet. Please!

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    • Sandy Heiar BEAVER DAM, WI
      • 10 months ago

      It do different than having a dog

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    • Kathy Holsapple LITTLE ROCK, AR
      • 10 months ago

      It is totally unfair for the city to NOW say that a person can't have a pet pig just because a neighbor complained. If someone complains about my dogs, will I have to get rid of them? She checked the city ordinance before she got him and it was allowed, you can't now say she can't keep him. This is just WRONG!

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    • Shary Powell ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 10 months ago

      We should have the right to have any pet we want !

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