- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Ventura County supervisors have sided with the Planning Commission, ruling pigs aren’t pets and telling a La Conchita couple that they have to send three of their four animals away.

The Ventura County Star reports (https://bit.ly/1QbCzhT ) that supervisors said Tuesday that the couple has six months to rehome three of their animals. County law considers potbellied pigs farm animals and bars them from La Conchita.

Jeff and Stephanie Rowland - with their pig Muta in tow - argued the pigs are doctor-certified therapy animals that provide emotional support.

Jeff Rowland says Muta even saved his life when he couldn’t breathe during an allergy attack. He says the pig’s squeals alerted his wife.

Jeff Rowland says he and his wife will look for a new home rather than lose any of their “kids.”

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Information from: Ventura County Star, https://venturacountystar.com

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