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Durham Council Votes In Favor Of 'Dixie'

Posted August 5, 2003 7:08 a.m. EDT

— Pot-bellied pigs will no longer be considered livestock in the Bull City.

Dixie the pig faced eviction because of Durham's livestock rule.

Monday night, the city council voted to make an exception for the pot-bellied pig, recognizing Dixie as a pet.

Dixie's owners gathered hundreds of signatures and planned to move if the rule was not changed.

Raleigh and Concord have also amended ordinances allowing pot-bellied pigs as pets.

Pot-bellied pigs are the only livestock animal considered a domestic pet by the U.S. Agriculture Department.