Animal Shelter Takes In Pig That Had Landlord Issues

Steve Miller
September 28, 2018 - 6:00 am

Moo the pot-bellied pig. (courtesy: Anti-Cruelty Society/Facebook)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- There's an unusual guest at the Anti-Cruelty Society right now: a pig.

The young pot-bellied pig is named Moo. And no, they do not have a cow named Oink.

"Moo was brought to us because of landlord objections,” explained David Dinger, vice president of operations for Anti-Cruelty.

He said Moo is a male, in excellent condition and has been a little stressed.

"We've just been giving him more space and quiet, and trying to keep the traffic down to a minimum. And we're keeping him away from the dogs."

Moo will be transferred to an exotic animal rescue organization, Ding said.

There may be a lesson here, he says.

"If you're thinking of getting a dog or cat you should check with your landlord, but certainly, if you have inclinations toward getting an exotic pet -- and pigs fall into that category in urban environments -- then you really ought to settle things with your landlord well in advance."