Legalizing Pot Belly Pigs in Evansville

In Evansville, the animal control board will recommend City Council approve an ordinance allowing pot belly pigs within the city limits.

The proposed ordinance came as many small pigs began showing up at animal control. Many of those pigs likely went unclaimed because it wasn't legal to have them.

Having a small pig will require a permit that will be $100 per year instead of the $25 permit that was originally proposed.

"If you look at our current ordinance, an assemblage permit, which means in the city limits you can only have 6 dogs right now if you want to have more than that you have to an assemblage permit and that's $100 per year. It's just kind of making it similar to what our other permitting fees are as well,” said city council president Missy Mosby.

The City Council will vote on the ordinance at its next meeting on June 26.

 

(This story was originally published on June 17, 2017)


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