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Fri, Oct 5 | By AP | 142

Nobody is quite sure how two potbellied pigs wound up in an upscale Grand Rapids-area neighborhood. The wayward swine were spotted about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Animal control officers quickly netted one of the pigs, but they needed a little m… more ›

Pigs Roam Upscale Mich. Neighborhood
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Billie R.
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Billie R.
6 years ago

Babe!

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

thanxs michael for the story!!!! i can't believe someone would be so negligent of their animals!! good thing they look healthy

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Seana B.
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Seana B.
6 years ago

Another instance where someone likely abandoned their pets. Why do people do this? Perhaps shelters could be funded to set up "no questions asked" drop off like they do in most places for unwanted human babies . . .

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

i hate when this happens!! i wanted to read this! dang it!

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

down.

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

taken

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

its

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

but

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

read

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

to

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

like

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

I'd

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

story

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

Yet

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

This reminds me of the James Herriott story where Tristan lets out the bigs into the town of Darrowby!

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

Here it is:

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich.

Nobody is quite sure how two potbellied pigs wound up in an upscale Grand Rapids-area neighborhood.The wayward swine were spotted about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Animal control officers quickly netted one of the pigs, but they needed a little more time to capture the second one as it raced across tidy lawns surrounding $300,000 houses. The Grand Rapids Press says the pigs are thought to be escaped pets. They were housed at the Kent County Animal Shelter, but no one immediately claimed them.

Local resident Laurie Blase says she doesn't know of any neighbors who kept pet pigs.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

this little piggy went to the market..............

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

there is one animal i have no desire of owning

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

They need a swine running at large ordinance!

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

I think I have worked with some of them in my prior offices

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Tonycat
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Tonycat
6 years ago

And they didn't even have cruisers.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

they have to hang somewhere with their friends

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

weird

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mike o.
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mike o.
6 years ago

this one sounded good too. I wish had not missed it.

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Gina G.
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Gina G.
6 years ago

Huh? I wish this article was still here so I could get the whole story!

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jenefier D.
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jenefier D.
6 years ago

this little piggy had none, this little piggy went we we we we we all the way home, lol

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Lori M.
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Lori M.
6 years ago

oops

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Matt & Margaret M.
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Matt & Margaret M.
6 years ago

missed this one too dang it

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Tim E.
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Tim E.
6 years ago

This was a cute story

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Karen S.
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Karen S.
7 years ago

Pis should not be allowed to raom like this since they turn wild very quickly!

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shelia s.
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shelia s.
7 years ago

What a funny story! I'm thinking maybe when the pigs got out, the owner is to embaressed to step up and claim the pigs. Maybe they should take them to a petting zoo..

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Sfmoboe
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Sfmoboe
7 years ago

This could be a problem. Domestic pigs that get loose turn wild (undomesticated) very quickly.

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Abg8s
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Abg8s
7 years ago

go piggy go piggy go. i tink it's always great when an animal get a little freedom as long as they stay safe

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Spydog0619
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Spydog0619
7 years ago

PIGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kim D.
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Kim D.
7 years ago

Cute, I hope they find there home!

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Lynn
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Lynn
7 years ago

Oddly enough we have seen 6 pigs in this last year at the shelter I work for. They were babies and we think they bounced off a truck when the truck went over a bump. They have all since been adopted out!!!

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Deborah H.
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Deborah H.
7 years ago

It's not really that surprising. Birds of a feather flock together. Ha!

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Mcg8s
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Mcg8s
7 years ago

What an odd thing for animal control to come across. I can just imagine the thoughts going through their heads when they realized they had pigs to catch.

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amy c.
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amy c.
7 years ago

lol awwwww.... poor piggys' probably want to go home

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Golfvek43
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Golfvek43
7 years ago

Probably looking for Green Acres

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Tootieauntfruity
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Tootieauntfruity
7 years ago

Pigs can make such good pets. I hope the owners come forward or new, responsible owners are found.

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Heather R.
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Heather R.
7 years ago

Since nobody claimed the pigs, they were probably dumped after they grew and were no longer cute. They can make good pets but can also get aggressive. I was actually chased by one that was overfed and grew huge. I had to jump into a horse feeder to get away. We have a pig rescue here in Ojai California because of the problem of unwanted pigs.

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Margene  W.
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Margene W.
6 years ago

This dumping always becomes someone else's problem.Since they have not been claimed animal control will have to find someone in a rural area to take them.And since this is in the city-they probably did not know what to feed them and how to care for them.I can only imagine the smell if they were trying to keep them indoors.

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silver d.
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silver d.
7 years ago

I hope someone claims them :( (as pets of course)

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Hageelectric
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Hageelectric
7 years ago

Oh, neat story!

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Rsohler
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Rsohler
7 years ago

Pigs make great pets. They are smart and should be adopted out with a good set of interview questions to ensure they have good homes, if not claimed by their owner.

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Marshamartinis
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Marshamartinis
7 years ago

wow it will amaze us what your neighbors may have & you never knew it.... I do hope that someone claims them though.....

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k r.
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k r.
7 years ago

You know what they say, pigs are smarter than dogs.

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Bcoo
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Bcoo
7 years ago

Who let the hawgs out????

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Hope
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Hope
7 years ago

A very cute story! Who ever thought you`d find pigs in a neighborhood like that? Lol.

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Stanleys2
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Stanleys2
7 years ago

This is a funny story that has a moral to it. Even pigs can live high on the hog!

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