Petitioning City of Atascadero, California

Help Me Get The City of Atascadero, CA To Recognize Mini Pigs As Pets!!!

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Hello fellow pig lovers! Many of you know the Elder's very well now in the pig community, but more so you might know our rescue and the pigs in our rescue, K&M Mini Pot Belly Pig Rescue. In July of 2017, Marilu Elder and family moved to a piece of property right inside the city limits of Atascadero, CA. After doing some research before sealing the deal on a place to run their rescue, received inappropriate information regarding the property, and now are caught up in a fight against the city and some very nasty neighbors to boot. The Elders currently have 7 pigs that are forever and several fosters on their premises. While the Elders are searching for a better suited property and environment for their rescue, they do not feel they can walk away from the zoning and the law having an incorrect view in regards to mini pigs and considering them as swine in a farm setting. Mini Pot Belly pigs are pets, they are not recreational animals. They are the 4th smartest animal in world! Mini pigs can be taught to sit, shake, spin, sit up, even ride skateboards, participate in agility courses, among many other impressive tricks. Mini pigs, like dogs, can be raised completely indoors, outdoors or both. There is a huge need in our area for rescue and the Elder's have provided a safe, warm and loving home to many who have been in need, and they want to continue to do so indefinitely. Please help them by signing this petition and sharing, keeping this circulating and getting as many people as possible who know and understand mini pigs to show the city they support and agree with the Elder's and their stand to change the law and zoning to recognize them as pets! We owe this to our pets, to finally be recognized for what they truly are, and hopefully the more we can change, city by city, the more this epidemic of displaced pet pigs will diminish and become a thing of the past! Stand with us!!! 



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