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Wanted: Owner of lost pig in Durham

Posted May 27, 2015
Updated May 28, 2015

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— Investigators with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing owner – of a pot-bellied pig.

The animal was found wandering in Stan Ballard’s backyard on Holloway Street on May 18.

“You walk out your door, and there’s a pig, I mean a big pig,” he said.

Officials at the Animal Protection Society of Durham, where the pig is currently staying, named her Sally.

“She is someone, or was someone’s love pet at some point,” said Shafonda Davis, the shelter’s executive director. “If the owners do not come in, then she’ll go up for public auction.”

The owners will not face any penalties if they come forward, but will be reminded of the county’s nuisance animals ordinance.

If not, then Sally is expected to be auctioned off in mid-July. Anyone with information about Sally's owners should call the Animal Protection Society of Durham at 919-560-0640.

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  • Miranda McCraw May 29, 2015
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    APS of Durham volunteer; the public auction is a requirement by the state for animals that are livestock. This is because they are not considered pets by the state, but rather are property with monetary value.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    Such passion for a non newsworthy article... I am very amused.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    Research haters:

    http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/03/minn_pot-bellie.php

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    Also, I am a biologist so I'm pretty sure I've done adequate research. After all, where did feral pigs and cats originate?

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    Take a joke. You are all way too upright about a pig. There are worse problems than a missing-well dressed livestock animal. Must be nice this is everyone's main concern. Talk about non-problem crises. Ha!

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    if they do, I'll eat them as I'm obviously evil. Don't judge me.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    she will be feral if not caught soon. Or have you ignored cats. Nice logic.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    considering your 'reasearch' concludes she may be spayed, you should reevaluate your own definition. Cute or not, if she is not spayed your vitriolic condemnation of my comment is laughable. Bunnies are cute but look what Australia is dealing with. Nice, sort of, argument.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    Yes, at a slaughterhouse.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 28, 2015
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    . You got me. I eat kids. Well played.

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