Saturday, September 17, 2011

Evicted, Desperate & Facing Possible Death, Homeless 1-Year Old Finds New Home; Adopted By Fla. Family, Youngster Must First Face Sensitive Surgery

In Oakland Park, Florida, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports:

  • Porkey, the year-old potbelly pig evicted from Pompano Beach last week because he's a swine, has found a new home. Officials with the Humane Society of Broward said Friday that dozens of people called their shelter offering the portly pet a place to live after reading about his plight in the Sun Sentinel.

  • Porkey will be going to a home in Oakland Park with a family that already owns two pigs, said shelter spokeswoman Andrea Silverberg. Unlike Pompano Beach, where pigs are prohibited, ordinances in Oakland Park allow "animals capable of being kept as pets within a home such as those species of animals that generally are kept as pets and live in or about the habitation of humans."

  • Porkey is no longer at risk of being euthanized, but it's not all good news for him. "He has to be neutered before he goes home," said Silverberg.

Source: Homeless Pompano Beach pig finds new digs in Oakland Park.

See also, Piggy in a pickle: Evicted Broward pet needs a new home.

Go here to see the recently-reprieved Porkey celebrating his new-found freedom. He apparently had no comment on the code enforcement officials and their actions that led to his getting the boot from the swine-sour city of Pompano Beach.

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