Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Save our pet pig

by Kate Bouey - CASTANET Jul 20, 2016 / 10:53 am
She is small, grey and white and loves cuddles. Unfortunately, Layla also oinks and that is a no-no when it comes to pets in the City of Vernon. A Vernon couple has started a petition in an effort to save Layla, a 30-pound pet mini pig from being removed from their home by the city's bylaw officers. “Recently my spouse and I have been served with a letter stating we have 30 days to re-home her or try to change the decision on this,” said Coralee Carrier, in an online explantion. “We must prove she is a companion and not a farm animal. “More and more (pigs) around the world are being bred to be family members because they make such a great addition to any family.” Carrier called Layla “best-friend and companion” to the couple. “Some may think she's specifically labelled a farm animal, but in our case, she's my exercise motivation, calms my nerves and is so much more than that. She causes no disturbance whatsoever, and is friendly with all and any visitors including their animals and children.” Carrier said Layla has never bitten anyone, that she sleeps in a playpen, loves cuddles and camping. The couple is urging people to sign their online petition while they fight city hall. Castanet has requested information about the matter from Vernon city hall.
See Previous Pig Decision last yearL

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