- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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

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, https://www.sunherald.com


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