St. Cloud Upholds Residential Pig Ban

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud family will have to give up their potbellied pig Looie, as the City Council has decided to uphold the ban on the animals.

KNSI-AM Radio in St. Cloud reports that Cindy Boettcher and her family asked the council to reverse an ordinance that doesn’t allow potbellied pigs in residential areas. The family has 30 days to find a new home for Looie, who twice escaped from his cage and was found wandering the neighborhood.

The Boettchers say they didn’t know pigs weren’t allowed when they purchased Looie two years ago. They are only allowed in areas of the city designated as rural and agricultural.

The council’s decision was informed by the city’s health director, who recommended against changing the ordinance.

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