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Petitioning 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.


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!

Letter to
Animal Control, Board of Directors, & Animal Advisory Board The City of Little Rock, Arkansas
The City of Little Rock, Arkansas: Per Ordinance #6.41-5, Pot Bellied Pigs are allowed in the city limits. They should not be restricted by LIVESTOCK restrictions when they are indoor pets. You are trying to take a pet from his family; not just a hog from a barnyard. Let Sooie stay with him family who loves him and cares for him. It is unfair to punish a responsible pet owner, especially when she found the exact ordinance ALLOWING pot bellied pigs before she brought him home; if there is another ordinance that restricts them, it's contradictory . W.P. Sooie does not deserve to be treated as livestock as he is a much-loved and cared for INDOOR pet.

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