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Pot-bellied pigs not allowed in Castlegar

Castlegar City Council is not amending its Animal Control bylaw to allow a resident to continue to own pot bellied pigs as pets.

The City acted on a complaint from a neighbor and after looking into things recommended the legislation not be changed.

However, pig owner Andrea Lamont argues the animal makes for a great pet … but only for the right caregiver.

Lamont says a bylaw officer told her husband two years ago they were allowed to have pigs at their home.

Since then they’ve spent a lot of money retrofitting their house for the pigs but are now being told they can’t keep them.

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