Pigs soon to be up for adoption at shelter

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More than just dogs and cats are being housed at the Animal Care & Adoption Center in Texarkana, Arkansas these days.

The facility currently has a couple of pigs.  Officials added, it’s not every day that officers encounter this type of situation.  Animal Control Officer Jackie Mullins said, “We never know what to expect moment to moment with this job.”

Officers initially were called to capture three little pigs off Dundee Road in Texarkana, Arkansas on Friday.  Mullins said, “There was three pigs in this flower bed actually kindof hiding.  One of them however, was seriously injured, looked like they had possibly been into some barbed wire or something of the sort.”  Officials said the injured pig had an infection and passed away. 

Officers called the situation is rare.  They usually don’t get calls on domesticated pigs.  Mullins said, “Pigs that get out that are domesticated, usually their owners are quick to get out and find those pigs and get them detained again.”

The two young pigs are quite shy and will be available for adoption on Thursday if they’re not claimed.  “I believe they were lost and they were scared, obviously didn’t know how to get back home,” Mullins said.  
Potential adopters will be required to have a suitable pen and live out in the county.  It is against the law to have a pig in the Texarkana city limits.

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