Pigs reunited with owners
by Elsie Hodnett
The owner of two black pot-bellied pigs picked up by the Pell City Police Department last weekend has been reunited with his missing swine.

“The pigs were picked up and taken to the Animal Shelter of Pell City Inc. Saturday evening and Sunday morning,” said Pell City Animal Control Officer Rose Ogden. “The Daily Home ran a story in an attempt to help us locate the owner of the pigs. Several area TV stations saw the article and wanted to assist, so they featured the pigs on the evening news.”

Ogden said friends of the owner, who lives in the Cook Springs area, saw the pigs on the news and called the owner to let him know his pigs were on TV.

“The owner had been attempting to find the pigs a new home,” she said. “There were several people interested in the pigs.”

Ogden said he is not sure how the pigs ended up in Pell City.

“He does not believe the pigs were stolen,” she said. “They are now happily reunited with their owner, who is looking for the perfect home for the pair of pigs. He wants to find them a home where they can stay together.”

Ogden said the owner did not wish to be named.

“We had several calls from people interested in adopting the pigs,” said ASPCI Shelter Manager Melissa Hull. “If the owner wishes, we will try to connect him with potential adopters.”

Anyone interested in adopting the pair of pigs may call the ASPCI at 205-814-1567.

Contact Elsie Hodnett at ehodnett@dailyhome.com.
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