I live on Yakima Avenue between 76th and 78th street, inside the city limits. Recently a neighbor brought in a piglet, fenced him in a dog run, gave him a dog house for shelter, and food and water. If I lived in the country I would not complain, but I don’t feel pigs belong in the city. So I began calling agencies to find someone who could check out the laws and find some way to get rid of the pig. I called Animal Control; they referred me to the Health Department, who referred me back to Animal Control.
This went on for several days until I was told to call Pierce County Responds. They went out and checked on the pig, and I was told that because he had a comfortable home, he is free to live next to neighbors who resent his presence. I don’t understand this. He is a farm animal and whether he is there to grow and provide food for the neighbor later on, I would think that those of us who find his presence annoying would have more rights than him.
The pig won.